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blake212

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Hi all. I am trying to play cds using headphones. Both of my cd drives have headphone jacks. However, when I plug headphones into either of the jacks, I hear no music through the headphones. Does anyone have any ideas that can help me? I am using Windows 98 SE because I haven't gotten XP yet. And yes, I have speakers hooked up to my computer and the cds play fine on the speakers. This is not a problem, but I would appreciate any feedback.
 
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Assuming the CD's you are trying to play are normal audio CD's and not MP3's or WMA format etc, the front headphone sockets should work.

There is a volume control above them but no doubt you have tried turning that up?
 

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kiwiguy,
Yes, the cds are regular audio cds and I have tried turning up the volume control on the cd drives without any success.
 

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I'm confused, since I've always been able to plug into the phone jack and listen to the CD's...
 

blake212

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I do not know why my cd drives will not let the headphones work either. The headphones work when I plug them into my tape player or walkman. I have even tried
changing the properties on my cd drives to analog instead of digital, with no success.
 

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lol the headphone socket on CD drives are not controlled by Windows. To use that socket you use the functions on the CD Drive. You should have a couple of buttons like next (>>>), sometimes back (<<<) and stop/eject on the same button. Those what control the CD Drive. The sound is not channelled into the sound card. It's pretty much like a CD Player.

Put a CD in. Close anything that comes up on your screen. With your headphones in, click the >>> or the other button that is not the eject button and it should work.
 

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lol the headphone socket on CD drives are not controlled by Windows. To use that socket you use the functions on the CD Drive. You should have a couple of buttons like next (>>>), sometimes back (<<<) and stop/eject on the same button. Those what control the CD Drive. The sound is not channelled into the sound card. It's pretty much like a CD Player.

Put a CD in. Close anything that comes up on your screen. With your headphones in, click the >>> or the other button that is not the eject button and it should work.
 

blake212

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Tidus4Yuna,
It worked. I put a cd in and closed the cd-playing program that popped up. Then, I pushed the button on my cd drive that is not the eject button. The cd came through my headphones right away. Thanks for your help in solving this problem!
 

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(y) anytime

Note that the volume is controlled by the external volume control on the CD drive and not the volume control panel in windows.

Other than that, happy listening :)
 
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