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Headphones don't mute speakers

By Misfit
Nov 17, 2008
  1. Hello,

    I have a new Twinhead Durabook D15TS running Windows XP Pro, with a Realtek audio device.

    When I insert the headphone plug into the jack, my speakers continue to play. This defeats the purpose of headphones.

    I called Twinhead (now Gamma Tech). The tech tested his headphones on a laptop identical to mine and it worked properly. This was no help.

    I've tried 4 different sets of headphones, all do not mute the speakers. I've searched the web, and I can see this isn't a random problem, it happens quite frequently, and no one's been able to fix it.

    I'm curious as to what the genius' here think. Thanks for your time.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    There is a set of contacts inside the headphone jack that are supposed to disconnect the internal speakers when you insert the headphone plug. Your laptops jack may be defective or damaged...
     
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