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Windows 7: Gigaware usb speakers muting sound after unplugging

06 May 2016   #1
ecampvet

Windows 7 premium 64 bit
 
 
Gigaware usb speakers muting sound after unplugging

Anyone else have a problem with Gigaware usb speakers muting the computer after they are unplugged? This requires a restart to get the sound back. Dell Inspiron N4110, SSD. Thanks!


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07 May 2016   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Apparently the USB speakers are not being released by the PC.
Next time you want to remove the speakers, check the "Safely Remove Hardware" function (icon in lower right area) to see if its listed. If it is use that function to "remove" them BEFORE disconnecting.

Otherwise you can go to the Sound Panel, Playback section and manually change the default playback device back to the "Speakers".
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