Help with sound device

By hikari920303
Jun 19, 2010
  1. Hi, everyone, i currently have a laptop
    --> Lenovo G460
    I wanna to make my sound to play with both laptop internal speakers and additional speakers / headphones which plug to laptop together.
    Is there anyway to do it?

    System details :-
    Windows 7 64-bit

    Sound, video and game controllers (device manager) :-
    Conexant CX20671 SmartAudio HD
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio

    Smart Audio Control Panel :-
    Audio Driver Version :
    HD Audio API Version :
    Smart Audio Version :
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    There are a lot of devices that will plug into the G40 for decent sound. You will need to spend a little money. Many different sound software installs will work. You may want to join some of the four Thinkpad sites for specific advice. Bill Morrow's and the Thinkpads Users Group at . You should be able to find either with a gurgle search. Both have large members of experts on specific Thinkpads.
  3. hikari920303

    hikari920303 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the problem is when i plug the headphones to laptop, the internal speakers will not play the sound, only the headphones play it. I have try to set multi streaming at smart audio, but it still the same :S
    for sound management (inside control panel), i have set headphones to default device and internal speakers to nothing (there only listed "ready"), and the internal speakers is not default communications device
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Typical of a lot of laptops which don't have enough power to run both... In fact, most laptops work that way. Most users don't want headphones AND internal speakers at the same time. That is why you have headphones. But it can also be a power issue.
    But there are devices you can buy, as it is a common problem. I haven't done a gurgle search lately. They will cost you.

    You can also hire a skilled computer tech to rewire your system. In most cases it is a simple mechanical switch that turns off the internal speakers when you plug in those headphones.
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Uhhhh.. That's typical of Windows. Has nothing to do with power or laptops

    Are you hearing ANY sound from your internal speakers? You can use the BeepEx tool to test it for simple mono-tonic beeps

    Generate and attach a DirectX report
    • click Start->Run, enter dxdiag
    • Notice progress in lower left window corner
    • When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
    • In TechSpot, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)

    /* edit */
    Have you also checked the mute setting for EACH of the sound playback device choices in Ctl Panel->Sounds
  6. hikari920303

    hikari920303 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the problem is, i have enable both the devices,
    i have also enable multi-streaming in audio manager,
    but i press volume control at taskbar,
    the only green bar moving is the headphones
  7. jameshendrix46

    jameshendrix46 TS Rookie

    just buy speaker, i recommend logitech,plug it in to a mini jack ( Headphone the green one or with the headset logo)
  8. hikari920303

    hikari920303 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i'm currently plugging an altec lansing speakers
    i wan my laptop speaker also give out sound
    so it means laptop speaker + external speakers both playing sound
  9. jameshendrix46

    jameshendrix46 TS Rookie

    buy pc card that comes with HD audio sound,that will make a dual card sound and surround
  10. hikari920303

    hikari920303 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    tis is a laptop ._."
    is there any other way?
  11. jameshendrix46

    jameshendrix46 TS Rookie

    Pc card is PCMCIA for laptop
  12. hikari920303

    hikari920303 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    beside of that way, any else? :(
  13. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +56

    The laptop headphone jack turns off the speakers like on most devices with headphone jacks. If you want otherwise, do some soldering or like previously said, get a technician to do it.
  14. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    Yea. I think you're stuck with "that's just the way Windows works" (see this thread)

    If it might help any, i remember having come across a toolbar icon that at least might help make it easier switching between outputs (so you needn't go to Control Panel->Sound each time tho you need to Google to find it.

    fyi... you can also rt click on Control Panel-Sound to create a desktop shortcut that might also make it a bit less painful.

    Sorry can't help with any better answers :(
  15. hikari920303

    hikari920303 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    lolx, it's ok if it can't find any solution
    there is still sound going out, XD
    thanks anyway
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