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when i plug my headphones into the jack i can still hear sound

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when i plug my headphones into the jack i can still hear sound through the speakers
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Aziz replied 7 years ago.

Go to the control panel, then to hardware and sound, then sound. You should see something called manage audio devices. Plug in your headphones and see if they show up.

If they don't, then either your divers(these things will tell your computer what kind of hardware it has and how to use it) are missing or the the headphone jack itself has failed. Lets say it is in fact your drivers that are missing, then all you need to do is either use windows update(it will detect many of your missing drivers) or go to the manufacturers website and look for them there(usually they will have a tab somewhere on the home page that will say something about support or downloads). And also try different headphones, those could have messed up as well.



Expert:  Computer Engineer replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for using
I am here to assist you regarding your problem

You need to go to the headphones as you plug them in, and
bounce back when you unplug them,

and the fixed application will always stay on the speakers irrespective of the USB device changing the windows default output.

i.e. you can set settings in the application.
If you dont want then ever to change.. well, maybe don't plug the headphones in till you actually need them (put them on an USB extension lead if the socket is not near to a convienient place to reach teh socket easily - many on ebay for 2-3 pounds each)…
Expert:  Computer Engineer replied 7 years ago.
It might also possible that your jack is bit loose, you can plug it for various positions by taking it out or pushing it in slowing and check where you are get it right. If that does not work then obviously you need to try another headphone or try your head on another PC so that we can know if the problem is with the headphone or the computer in jack.
Expert:  Molinari replied 7 years ago.
Try this:

When you have your headphones plugged in right click the sound icon in the system tray and choose play back devices. Then right click the device you wish to hear sound through and choose "set as default device". You may also find that you'll need to exit out of the current app that you are trying to listen to as it doesnt automatically recognize the change of device. Hope this helps.

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