Cant re-enable speakers

By TheSavior
Oct 15, 2008
  1. i had gotten a logitech usb headset recently and no audio would come out so i went to my sound in the control panel, then i went to enable the sound for the headset, but accidently disabled my default speakers(i have a dell xps 1730 laptop by the way)
    and now i cant re enable my speakers its really annoying...
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    are you using XP or vista?

    are you plugged into front panel jacks and/or rear panel?
  3. TheSavior

    TheSavior TS Rookie Topic Starter

    im using vista but im not sure about the jacks thing and the speakers that arent working are built into the laptop
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    • Hadn't check your model (to realize was a laptop) but the question of front/rear jack doesn't apply to a laptop
    • And especially now that say you're talking about integrated speakers :) (not external)

    Did you try Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Sound

    - Should show you your choice of sound devices (i would guess including entries for both headsets and speakers)
    - Select Speakers
    - Click button to make it Default Device

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    And i recently came across this tool: Vista Audio Changer
    If you try it, let me know how well/if it works for you
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