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'No speakers or headphones plugged in - win8

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    'No speakers or headphones plugged in - win8


    Hi friends,

    I am using Windows 8.

    I am facing an issue with my sound all on a sudden. The volume icon on the task bar has a red cross on it. When I hover on that it says 'No speakers or headphones plugged in' (attachment-1).

    When I click on the icon I get a screen like attachment-2 which says 'The peripheral does not appear to be plugged in'.

    I checked in the Device Manager to see only 'Bluetooth Headset' listed under 'Sound,video and game controllers'. Also I tried to re-install audio drivers (Real Tech High Definition Audio Driver) which is provided with the laptop to no avail. I don't know whether this is just a driver/windows problem or a hardware problem.

    Please throw some hints on this.

    Thanks
    Ranis MK
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  2. #2


    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Where do you have the headphones plugged in, if it is a USB port try another.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8


    Hi Nucci, Thanks for replying.

    I don't have any headphones plugged in. I am trying to rectify sound of my laptop built in speakers.
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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Anything in Device Manager with a yellow exclamation mark?
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    What does Speccy show for speakers or audio devices?
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8


    Hi Nuccy,

    I don't see anything with warning in my device manager. My device manager > Sound, Video and Game Controllers shows only one device 'Bluetooth Handsfree Audio' (as shown in the attachment). I am not sure whether my sound card should be listed here in normal case!
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by ranismk View Post
    Hi Nuccy,

    I don't see anything with warning in my device manager. My device manager > Sound, Video and Game Controllers shows only one device 'Bluetooth Handsfree Audio' (as shown in the attachment). I am not sure whether my sound card should be listed here in normal case!
    On my Laptop Speccy and Device Manager both show "Realtek High Definition Audio." Yours should show something.

    Edit: Have you tried holding down the power button to power all the way down? On next power up it should do a Plug and Play device search.
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Your Reatek High Definition Audio should be listed there also. In Device Manager, right your computer and scan for hardware changes. Was it OK before or when or what were you doing when you had the problem? Open up the computer and verify that the audio card is seated properly. Did you download and run Speccy as MilesAhead suggested.
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  9. #9


    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Does the Realtek driver show up in Programs and Features?

    How about hidden devices in Device Manager?

    Did you reboot?
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  10. #10


    In your desktop, there should be a speaker icon down by the clock. Right click or tap-n-hold and a menu should pop up.

    Choose "Playback devices". What's listed? Can you post an image?
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