Windows 10: Monitor speakers no longer working after waking from sleep

  1.    14 Feb 2018 #1

    Monitor speakers no longer working after waking from sleep

    I've been using the same monitor (I-Inc iH282) connected via an HDMI cable for about 7 years now (under Win10 home for the last 2 years) and the speaker inside the monitor (used as my default sound device) has worked every time .. except that is for about the last month. It now works after a reboot, but when my computer wakes up from sleep, the speakers no longer work. In fact, the device which usually shows up as "iH282" in the Playback tab of the sound panel doesn't show up at all. (And yes, I do have "show disabled devices" and "show disconnected devices" checked.) I can still listen to the sounds using a pair of earbuds connected to the computer's audio jack (using the "Realtek High Definition Audio" device, but normally I don't want to do that. So I simply reboot the computer and it goes back to normal. However, after perhaps 100 otherwise needless reboots I'm getting pretty darn sick of it and I'm wondering if there is any way to fix this nagging problem.

    Thanks for any suggestions you may have.
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  2.    15 Feb 2018 #2

    I had the same problem with my external audio rig plugged into the RealTek outputs on my PC. I found that simply disconnecting the audio cable from the amp, then plugging it back in, did the trick. It's faster and puts less wear-and-tear on your system, too. It takes very little time to try this out and see if it will help. Unplug, wait 30 seconds, then plug it back in. If you're lucky you'll hear two USB "device in/out" bongs and be back in business after the second bong.
    Last edited by EdTittel; 15 Feb 2018 at 11:53. Reason: fix error
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