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speakers and headphones working at the same time

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by simon3322, Sep 29, 2009.

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  1. simon3322

    simon3322 Thread Starter

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    right fellas bit of a problem here. today i joined a clan in call of duty: world at war for the first time and they said i need to get a headset. so i got my headset (mich extra) and plugged it in and realised that sound was coming out of my headphones AND the monitor mounted speakers!!!:eek:
    If you guys could tell me what to do that would be much aprreciated
    thanks simmo
     
  2. JohnWill

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    This sounds like a problem with the headphone jack. Normally, when you plug the headphones in, it switches off the speakers. It could also be the audio drivers, depending on the exact motherboard and/or audio adapter configuration.
     
  3. Soundy

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    Quick and easy fix: unplug the audio wire going to your monitor.
     
  4. guy2

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    Sorry if i seem like im hijacking this post but i believe this is relevant.

    Does anyone know why this happens on stereos?

    This used to really bug me because i would try to connect 2 small systems up when i was a kid with a Y cord and id ,well not what i expected.

    I would get no sound usually but strangely enough i would sometimes get sound from one out put ,using a portable cd player ,i would just like to know why i cant do this successfully with a Y cord using tape adapters or aux.
     
  5. Soundy

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    Umm... not really clear for that^ what you were trying to do... but I'm sure if you start your own thread (maybe under the DIY section), and explain it a little better, some people would glad to ponder it...
     
  6. iamubiquitous

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    To guy2:


    Older systems sometimes used a common ground for the right and left channel, this was found to encourage 'crosstalk' and was discontinued. As a result,when you plugged in cables that did not use a common ground ground for both speakers (outputs), you would get varying results depending on the units you were trying to interconnect.
     
  7. iamubiquitous

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    What is your operating system? Vista has a 'mixer' that will allow you to individually control sound for all sources currently utilizing the sound processor. Right-clic the volume icon in the system tray and select : 'Open Volume Mixer'
     
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