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HP Pavilion dv6-6110us No sound without Headphones

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    windows 8 Pro x64

    HP Pavilion dv6-6110us No sound without Headphones


    HP Pavilion dv6-6110us Entertainment Notebook PC laptop running windows 8 upgraded alright. Left the computer on overnight now the sound will not play through the computer speakers unless something is plugged into the headphone or microphone jack. But will play through external speakers... but not the headphones. Its IDT codec and for sound options i have Speakers and Headphones (IDT high definition audio codec) and Communication Headphones (IDT high definition audio codec). Im wondering if there is a driver missing yet using driver pack Solutions and Driver reviver nothing shows up missing. For my Playing options i only get options that are for plugging into the left side of the pc (mic and 2 headphone jacks) but when i plug in and leave the setting on speakers and heaphones it plays out the pc speakers and not the headphones unless i change to the other audio setting for headphone communications set. It has no options for just speakers or playing out of speakers without the headphones needing to be plugged in.... please help ^^ thanks
    Last edited by sicex; 16 Dec 2012 at 16:26. Reason: more info

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    As this is a recent problem, the first thought is to use System Restore and restore the PC back to an available restore date when it was OK.
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    Posts : 18
    windows 8 Pro x64


    Actually it randomly started working again. We had restarted run several diagnostics and programs.... We had reinstalled all drivers uninstalled them all completely nothing worked. Then randomly on skype with the headphones in and sound coming by the speakers then all of a sudden its playing through the headphones. We removed them then everything was fine. No issues since
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    Maryland USA
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    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    On my HP the drivers for the built in speaker were different from the headphone jack, i was missing those but installed them with the HP SP driver pack..
    Skype may have installed the missing drivers..
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HP Pavilion dv6-6110us No sound without Headphones
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