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Windows 7: Headphones & Speakers problem

13 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Headphones & Speakers problem

When I plug my headphones in sometimes random things don't play through them. For example atm I'm talking on skype and I can hear my friend talking to me but if I play a youtube video the audio from the video comes out through the speakers. How do I make everything come through the headphones?

I am using an HP pavilion dv7 laptop.

I have tried making the speakers the default sound device
I have tried making the headphones the default sound device
I have tried disabling the speakers while the headphones are in
I have tried updating both drivers via right click>properties>drivers>update driver

Any help would be much appreciated

edit: just discovered that if I am not in a skype call all of the audio comes from the headphones. So it has to be something to do with skype I guess

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15 Jan 2010   #2

Win 7 Professional

I need to know your sound card, the I might be able to help. Anyway here is what usually helps:
Download the software of your sound device (e.g. Soundblaster X-FI Gaming edition). Usually the software provides a way to configure each (I do not know the English word), the things where you can plug in audio devices. You can tell the software to switch the ports of you can disable ports and so on.

With this software you can tell your computer, that if you plug in a jack in device 1, than disable all other inputs.

Got the problem with a Medion laptop, and it happens quite often, that devices are wrongly configured. Your PC does not recognize when you plug in headphones. So you need to tell him what to do.

Download the software and configure your device. It is easy.
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26 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

It says ATI hi definition audio device...nothing else which is weird.
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28 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

this is my sound card

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06 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit (Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600)

Having the same issue. Just bringing this up for anybody else who's having the issue. I think it's got to do with the IDT codec that's having issues when skype is shut down and then I have sound playing through my speakers rather than my headset.

This is a bit irritating because I gotta restart the laptop to play through the speakers again.

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