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No headphone audio output in laptop, XP

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by goldenbear170, Oct 11, 2008.

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  1. goldenbear170

    goldenbear170 Thread Starter

    Oct 11, 2008
    I bought headphones to hook into the headphone (mint green) output on my laptop running Windows XP SP3, but it dosent work. (n) In the past when ever I'd plug headphones into the mint green on the laptop the audio playing would cease outputing via the imbedded laptop speakers and begin to play exclusively through the headphones. :confused: Now, however, the headphones don't receive audio when they're plugged in to the headphones jack and the laptop speakers continue to have the audio output as if no headphones were plugged in at all, when for example, I am playing an MP3 via Windows Media Player. :(

    What's wrong here? What settings or hardware will I need to look at?
    Thanks for the help
  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    It doesn't sound like a settings problem since the internal speakers are disconnected mechanically inside the jack when something is plugged in. Carefully compare the jacks that work on the speakers to the one that doesn't. Is it shorter at all, or are the insulators on the jack perfectly aligned?
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