Windows 10 and external speaker issue

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  1. Posts : 60
    Windows 10
       #1

    Windows 10 and external speaker issue


    Dear Experts

    I am using windows 10 on a Dell computer core i5

    right now sound is working via built in speakers

    I want to an use a basic external speaker ,,but I can't make it work

    Please see attached photos

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    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 971
    Windows 10
       #2

    You have a headphone/microphone combo jack. You need a splitter to split the headphone output and microphone input.

    audio - How to record with an external microphone on my Lenovo G50-70 laptop - Super User
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  3. Posts : 2,508
    Win 11 Pro
       #3

    What is the model of the Dell laptop? But, it looks like you have the same as I have on an Inspiron 15, 5577 (gaming) model. The jack on mine is a headphone (or external speakers) jack.

    On mine, when I plug into the jack I get a pop up asking me what I plugged in.
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  4. Posts : 60
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    You have a headphone/microphone combo jack. You need a splitter to split the headphone output and microphone input.
    Thanks for your help what about external speaker would it be considered similar to headphone output ?

    - - - Updated - - -

    What is the model of the Dell laptop?
    It is desktop Dell core i5 not laptop I need to find out model for you
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  5. Posts : 38
    Windows 10 Pro 20H1, Linux Mint 20.3, Linux Manjaro 21.3
       #5



    Have you got Dell Audio installed (right pic)? Most of my audio configurations are done from there. As you can see I am using headphones. Even though speakers and headphones are treated as one, for jack purposes they are recognised separately as an icon when each device is plugged in.
    Last edited by bendipa; 24 Oct 2019 at 16:14.
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  6. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110
       #6

    I have external speakers... click on sound output, then on the right, click sound control panel. are you able to configure from there?
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  7. Posts : 60
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Have you got Dell Audio installed (right pic)
    I will check that

    are you able to configure from there?
    As far as I remember I wasn't able to do so but I will check again
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  8. Posts : 2,508
    Win 11 Pro
       #8

    Still waiting for the Dell model number. Different models have different options and jacks. Since it has internal speakers its an AIO model.
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  9. Posts : 60
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Still waiting for the Dell model number.
    Sorry I am away from desktop
    Will update you
    Thx
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  10. Posts : 60
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Still waiting for the Dell model number.
    Dell OptiPlex 7470 AIO Series
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