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Need some help regarding headphone jack problem

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:25 am
by MicroChip
So, I accidentally broke the headphone jack on my laptop with the headphones plugged in. So, now a part of the headphones plug is stuck inside the jack and I tried every possible way to remove it (from YouTube) but none of them worked. I'm gonna give it to a repair shop guy.

But, till then I wanted to switch over to the laptop's inbuilt speakers as the default audio output device but when I go to my sound settings in system properties (control panel) , I see only one sound output device which is common for the speakers and headphone's jack but it treats the headphone jack as higher priority. I do not have any audio manager or sound card on my laptop, is there any way to set speakers as my default audio output?

Key Laptop Specs:
Ram: 8GB
Graphics: 4GB AMD Radeon
Windows 10
Intel i7 5th gen processor
Lenovo Z51

Re: Need some help regarding headphone jack problem

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:47 am
by Lite sensei
Bro can you add a pic? Maybe better

Re: Need some help regarding headphone jack problem

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:18 am
by Army life
this happens to me to and i still havent remove it . well heres how the plug is stuck inside thats all ..

try goin into service they might help you
well one told me to bring my pc to him . but i dint

Re: Need some help regarding headphone jack problem

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:07 pm
by Nallez
It is the onboard sound solution that shows up in Playback devices not your headphones or speakers. Both the headphones and speakers use the same solution.

You can set the Realtek software to disable the sound to the speakers when you plug in your headphones, or just disable auto-detection and turn your speakers off manually then plug in your headphones.

Re: Need some help regarding headphone jack problem

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:36 pm
by Playboy
Right Click on your volume icon then Playback Devices then right click on Speakers and make it the Default Device, good luck :)

Re: Need some help regarding headphone jack problem

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:34 pm
by Bob Vegana
Nallez wrote:It is the onboard sound solution that shows up in Playback devices not your headphones or speakers. Both the headphones and speakers use the same solution.

You can set the Realtek software to disable the sound to the speakers when you plug in your headphones, or just disable auto-detection and turn your speakers off manually then plug in your headphones.
I don't think he even has Realtek. If that's the case, you have to download it, install it and that will help you get your sound through your laptop speakers. But laptop inbuilt speakers ALWAYS sound like whimpy crap, to be honest with yer, no matter what you do. It's impossible to get the same sound through them that you would get from your headphones or big-ass speaker.

Re: Need some help regarding headphone jack problem

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:44 pm
by MicroChip
Playboy wrote:Right Click on your volume icon then Playback Devices then right click on Speakers and make it the Default Device, good luck :)
That's what the problem is. The playback devices shows that only one sound device is connected, "High Definition Speakers"

Anyways, I got a repair shop guy to remove the broken fragment but I can't use the jack , the headphone pin doesn't fit in properly. I tried to connect my gaming headphone , skullcandy, beats, JBL but none of em worked. I believe there's internal damage to it.
Someone suggested me to buy an usb-aux convertor. I'll either do that or I'll just buy a gaming headphone which connects via USB.

@everyone
Thanks for the help. Heads up!