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Wierd Speakers/Headphones problem

By heyheylife
Oct 1, 2007
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  1. Hi,

    Hope this is the right forum for this....

    I have a Acer Aspire 5573Z laptop with Realtek HD Audio Manager for Sound. Now, here's the problem - when i Plug in the headphones - the sound still comes out of the laptop speakers i.e. both the laptop speakers and headphones work at the same time??! I have tried googling the problem but it seems like everyone else has either of the two not working. Both working seems a little odd!

    How do i shut the laptop speakers off when I plug in the headphones?
     
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,712

    I think you have a problem with the connection. We have an Acer laptop which disconnects the internal speakers when you connect headphones.
    Either the socket is faulty (a simple mechanical switch is not switching off the internal speakers) or you are using unsuitable headphones - perhaps with a built in mike?
    Try another set and see?
     
  3. heyheylife

    heyheylife TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    yea, this one has a built in mike! Dont have alternate headsets as of now - but does what has the mike got to do with anything? just for my knowledge
     
  4. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,712

    Some headsets have a built in mike which uses the same connection two-way jack plug as the earpieces - and these will not work in some one-way jack sockets.
     
  5. heyheylife

    heyheylife TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    got it.....will try alternate headphones - but it seems u have pin pointed the issue. I had the Sony headphones (without the mike) earlier and they worked fine. It's a stupid thing though - dont u think - the mike issue?
     
  6. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,712

    Agreed - it is daft: but then again so was Betamax and VHS.
     
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