Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Suddenly only one earphone produces sound

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1

    Suddenly only one earphone produces sound


    Hey everyone,

    So this is really very strange. Ever since solving the distortion that the AudioWizard was causing, Realtek HD Audio Manager has worked like a charm. Until yesterday evening.

    Suddenly only my right earhpone produces sound. I haven't installed or removed any programs, changed any settings or done anything in general.

    Tried:
    - checking the balance, which is fine
    - enabling and disabling speakers
    - resetting everything to default settings
    - using different earphones and mine are definitely not broken
    - touching and turning the part of the earphones connected to the jack in my computer

    Sometimes sound randomly switches on and off on the left channel, but that happens without me doing anything. The computer speakers still work fine.

    Anyone any thoughts?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    If the headset is good, it sounds like a defective jack on the PC. This is not an uncommon problem. On my Laptops, the headphone jack is connected to the main motherboard via a cable. There is a small chance the cable connection is not making proper contact.

    Suggest you get some "contact cleaner" and spray into the jack and then plug in the headphone and then out several times to see if that cleans/fixes the jack.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Suddenly only one earphone produces sound
Related Threads
My cable modem or router suddenly started makes a clicking sound. The sound lasts about a minute and then stops. Three times today. On my home workgroup win 8.1 was shout down but win XP was on. The 2-monitor icon for "local area connection" lights up when that happens. What could be happening?
When I play game or listen to music, It suddenly turns off sound. If I hit the mute button and hit again, It will OK. Or, I change the volume, It works.But after time, It turns off.Is this hardware or software problem. I remember that everything is OK before I bring my laptop to Clean Center. What...
I have been having an issue recently with my Windows 8 HP laptop (i'm not too sure of the exact model at the moment) where it'll just stop playing videos (whether if streamed through the internet such as you tube or if played on the actual computer as a downloaded video) or the sound for said...
It's definitely not a hardware problem as one minute it's all working, then it suddenly stops. I've tried everything. My sound card drivers are all up to date, it also happens at the same time as youtube videos stop playing on google chrome (despite them loading), windows media player is unable to...
have AOL free mail program - suddenly,( tho properly 'set/saved' )the 'new mail' notification sound has stopped. Even in ''preview' it won't play... i did nothing to stop that. I do have Win. mail notification 'set' for a sound -would that setting over-ride AOL's ? thanks in advance - Edythe
I installed Windows 8.1 earlier and had this (apparently common) watermark error on the desktop about SecureBoot having a problem. I went into my BIOS, made sure it was enabled, and then set up some kind of "key" that the directions said to do. I clicked save and exit, and after that instead...
Red earphone icon takes over in General Support
Hello, There is a square red icon with a white earphone image in it that takes over the screen anytime I play an mp3. I'm a working musician and don't find this charming as I must be hear and go over a score, or two (one in my lap even). How can I turn off this takeover please? Thank...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook