1.    18 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 70
    Windows 10 Pro

    Disable speakers and keep headphone jack enabled?


    Where I work, the IT department made the mistake of purchasing computers with built-in speakers. We do not want the speakers to function at all, only any sound put through the headphone jack. After disabling the speakers, we found that YouTube no longer works, which is a problem.

    That said, is there a way to permanently disable the speakers, leave the headset jack enabled and still allow YouTube to continue playing videos even if a headset is not plugged in?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    18 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 9,689
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider

    I'm not sure if this will do what you want, but type sound into the search bar, click on change sound card settings, right click the speakers and select disable, then select the headphones and at the bottom click Default. That should disable the speakers and use the headphones for all sounds.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    19 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,373
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    On both of my Desktop systems. plugging in headphones disables the speakers automatically.
    You could also cut the wires going to the speakers, I've done that a few times too.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  4.    19 Dec 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 70
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    On both of my Desktop systems. plugging in headphones disables the speakers automatically.
    You could also cut the wires going to the speakers, I've done that a few times too.
    These are the machines in question. The speakers are built-in. http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/desktop...ries-tiny/m73/

    That said, there are no wires to cut.

    Upon examining the BIOS, I noticed that you can disable the onboard sound, however I'm fairly certain that this would also permanently disable usage of the headphone jack as well.

    Again, I just want to make sure the speakers do not work at all, but that the headphone connector jack is still live and that the volume for that can still be adjusted to the user's liking.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    19 Dec 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,567
    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.125

    I use usb headphones and speakers and that knocks out the internal speakers and have them switched off completely otherwise by making it none in sounds
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    19 Dec 2015 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 70
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by hTconeM9user View Post
    I use usb headphones and speakers and that knocks out the internal speakers and have them switched off completely otherwise by making it none in sounds
    OK but lets say you disable your onboard sound and happen to not have your USB headset not plugged in. Would YouTube still play? Also, I don't see how that would work in my environment, as we do not allow users to install software. Software would automatically be installed for each different USB headset that is plugged in.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    19 Dec 2015 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,567
    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.125

    It does on mine.
    Also you can turn the sound down on you tube via the speaker app in you tube just slide the volume towards the speaker icon.
    You tube will still play
    No software was installed when I put mine in and I have logtech.
    I don't even have to click the hardware and software icon on the taskbar to remove them
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    19 Dec 2015 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 9,689
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider

    Often drivers, and on a rare occasion software, is installed for headphones. But, those come through Windows Update. It is just another Windows Update. It is the same with anything you attach to Windows. Even a USB Flash drive, Windows installs drivers for it. Even the headphones that come with software will work just fine without the software. The software is only to make adjustments to the sound, but they will work just fine without it.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Microphone not working with combo audio jack
My laptop only has one combo audio/microphone jack, and I can't get the microphone to work at all. I just bought a new headset that came with an audio/microphone splitter specifically for the purpose of using it on this laptop. While the output...
Drivers and Hardware
Front jack (panel) - works only one side
Greetings! I just bought a new PC and installed W10 (previously was using W7) and when i plugged my headphones to front jack i did not have any sound at all. I googled for some time to find a solution and found that i have to check "Disable front...
Drivers and Hardware
Laptop jack((3,5 mm) TRRS headphones problem!!
I have my headphones from my phone (it's an Allview P5Quad) and the problem is when I put the headphones at laptop the sound is distorted and i need to take them off a bit like 2 mm to have the right sound but on my brothers laptop when i put the...
Drivers and Hardware
Headphone with built in microphone uses as Microphone, not Headphone
Okay, so I have an Asus laptop with Windows 10. I am using an Ultimate Ears Headphone with built in microphone. The problem is that i want to use the headphone part, but all the the laptop registers is the microphone. 33176 How can I change this,...
General Support
audio/mic jack
i have a windows tablet with a dual headphones/microphone jack. i plug in a pair of earphones with a built in mic, the audio does come through the earphones but the mic is not used. the mic on the tablet is still being used. how can i get the mic...
Drivers and Hardware
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:24.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums