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Dodgy laptop speakers.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by BoomAM, 1 Mar 2006.

  1. BoomAM

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jul 2003

    Posts: 16,214

    Location: Atlanta, USA

    Hi.
    I just noticed this odd thing today:
    Its only happened once, so im not too concerned, but it appears that the cut out switch in the headphone jack got stuck and wouldnt let me use the main speakers until i 'wiggled' a headphone connector in the jack.
    Odd one.
    But ive just noticed that the headphone jack no longer works.
    Ive i plug in my iPod headphones instead of my MX500s, it works normally again, and the MX500s work fine again afterwards.

    Anyone ever heard of this fault?
    Cause for concern?
     
  2. dale1uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Nov 2005

    Posts: 2,158

    Location: Newcastle

    Just hope that the headphone port isn't coming away from the board :eek:
     
  3. BoomAM

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jul 2003

    Posts: 16,214

    Location: Atlanta, USA

    Thanks for that. Makes me feel a whole lot better. :p
     
  4. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 66,808

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    There is a trigger inside the jack that turn off the speakers, if its jammed or broke then the speakers wont work.
     
  5. BoomAM

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jul 2003

    Posts: 16,214

    Location: Atlanta, USA

    Well its odd.
    I dont really use the headphone jack all that often.
    And if all it takes to 'fix' it is me plugging a headphone in and out a few times and wiggling it to either get the headphones working, or to get the main speakers working, then im fine with it. But if its a prelude to one of the two outputs not working ever again, im a little concerned.

    The connector on the side doesnt look out of place.

    Prehaps its just dirt in the connector as it doesnt seem to be a consistant problem. Maybe dust. My rooms full of it.
     
    Last edited: 1 Mar 2006