Windows 10 'Speaker not plugged in' problem

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  1. Posts : 2
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64)

    Icarus237 said:
    Did you ever find a fix? I'm having this same issue
    I think I found a fix. Look here:

    Windows 10 Realtek High Definition Audio : Windows10
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  2. Posts : 2,295
    Win10 202H

    There has been an issue with the Realtek Drivers for a while especially on Laptops , which I have found was fixed by "separating the input jacks and make them independent" on the Recording Device Section on the Device Advanced Settings Popup, ( button on top RH side of Realtek Manager usually )

    sounds strange I know but I could see the music was playing , just couldn't hear anything and this worked , in the case of a friend he took his new laptop back to the store and they gave him a new one as they thought it was faulty , this fixed it on the 2nd one for him.

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  3. Posts : 2
    Win 10 64 bit

    RE Speakers not plugged in message

    Sound at last....

    Dear God (with all reverence) I have spent over FOUR STRAIGHT HOURS trying to get any kind of audio out of new PC build running Windows 10 with a Gigabytes Z170XP-SLI motherboard getting that "Speakers not plugged in" message. Repeatedly went through Windows Audio Settings/Troubleshooter, Realtek Audio Manager, updating drivers, reloading drivers off the utilities CD that came with the motherboard, used two different sets of cables and speakers that work fine on other computers and tried to get sound out the headphones.

    Gigabytes inexcusably has NO trouble shooting section and I never heard back from the first support ticket I sent in for another issue the day before. Realtek Audio Manager opens when I plugged the speaker jack into the black colored jack that Gigabytes manual said to use for speakers so obviously Realtek's Audio Manager sensed the speakers being plugged in. I tried changing two of the settings mentioned; the set all input jacks as independent and one I read in another thread that counter intuitively involved enabling the front panel. Still nothing.

    I was about to give up when I remembered that my HP Media Center PC used the green jack for stereo out and switched the cable to the green jack that the manual says is a Line Out jack, ran the speaker test and I finally heard something besides my ill advised cussing for the last three hours. No idea if changing the other two settings played a role or if I just needed to ignore Gigabytes recommendation for using the black output and use the Line Out instead but I finally have sound.

    Not sure I will ever buy another Gigabyte product for their complete failure to have any kind of troubleshooting guide what so ever and having to go through a 30 minute process of looking up all the other hardware details on your PC each time you contact support before you can ask your question (even after creating a user ID that should be capable of saving all that information).

    Glad I found this thread and wanted to second the recommendation to try the green jack on the rear of your PC if you haven't yet even if your hardware manufacturer tells you to use a different one.
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