No sound when applying headphones


M

Michael

This issue remains ongoing since I had Windows '98. Having upgraded to XP
(Home Edition,) the issue where I cannot listed to music through my
headphones exist. This, despite trying to rectify in Sounds and Audio Advice
and Advanced Audio Properties.

To add more details to this issue, I am using a pair of Sony CD450
headphones. I cannot however pinpoint what type of Jack I am using. With the
exception that it's the thinner variety. For now, the CD's play fine. It's
just when inserting the jack to the headphone socket that no sound comes
through the headphones.

On a lighter note in which to end. If there is quick and/or easy fix then at
least then, it would be 'Music to my ears.'

Thanks


Michael Feldman

Ps. Have updated to the latest version Windows Media Player. This being,
Version 11.
 
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Bill P

Michael said:
This issue remains ongoing since I had Windows '98. Having upgraded to XP
(Home Edition,) the issue where I cannot listed to music through my
headphones exist. This, despite trying to rectify in Sounds and Audio
Advice and Advanced Audio Properties.

To add more details to this issue, I am using a pair of Sony CD450
headphones. I cannot however pinpoint what type of Jack I am using. With
the exception that it's the thinner variety. For now, the CD's play fine.
It's just when inserting the jack to the headphone socket that no sound
comes through the headphones.

On a lighter note in which to end. If there is quick and/or easy fix then
at least then, it would be 'Music to my ears.'

Thanks


Michael Feldman

Ps. Have updated to the latest version Windows Media Player. This being,
Version 11.

Hi Michael
Which headphone jack are you using, the one on the tower or the one on the
speakers?
Regards
Bill
 
M

Michael

The one on the tower where the CD is inserted.
Bill P said:
Hi Michael
Which headphone jack are you using, the one on the tower or the one on the
speakers?
Regards
Bill
 
V

Val

Michael said:
The one on the tower where the CD is inserted.

That one is unlikely to work. When the CD drive has its audio output routed
to your sound card (as is generally done), that jack is disabled. It's
really an anacronism from days gone by.

To use headphones, you must plug them into a jack on the the computer body.
Some provide a headphone jack on the front, which should then disable the
speakers. You might also find a jack on one of the speakers itself, which
again will disable speaker output.

If you have neither of these options, then you have to plug the headphones
into the jack on the back where the speakers go in, physically taking them
out of play. This is the least handy option. In this case, you can look
for an extension speaker/headphone switch -Radio Shack and cyberguys.com are
two vendors I've known that carry them. You plug both your speaker and
headphone into the switch, the switch plugs into the soundcard jack, and you
pick your pleasure.

Val
 
M

Michael

Val

I am UK resident. The Companies that you gave me is your side of the world.

As I write, I am troubleshooting an issue with my computer vendor and will
take on board the feedback that you have given me. So thanks for that.
Maybe this issue will become resolved once Windows Vista becomes available?


Michael Feldman
 
B

Bill P

Michael said:
Val

I am UK resident. The Companies that you gave me is your side of the
world.

As I write, I am troubleshooting an issue with my computer vendor and will
take on board the feedback that you have given me. So thanks for that.
Maybe this issue will become resolved once Windows Vista becomes
available?


Michael Feldman


You will get the switch that Val suggested at Maplins in the UK.
 
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Val

Michael,
Vista won't change anything - it's the way the hardware is hardwired.

Bill P gave you a UK source. Cyberguys seem to also ship internationally.
Here's the kind of thing I'm referring to:
http://tinyurl.com/2lchry

Cheers,

Val
 
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M

Michael

Replied to Bill and will try Maplins once I get to talk to Jeff, my computer
vendor.
 

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