[Solved] Speakers Not Working on Laptop

By April Cai  Sound Issues  sound problem   0 Comment

If the speakers can’t work on your laptop, you’d be very annoyed and frustrated. Don’t panic. Usually it’s an easy problem to fix.

You’ll learn the 3 easy and helpful solutions here to fix your laptop speakers not working problem:

  1. Plug in and take out your headphone
  2. Update your speakers related drivers
  3. Reset your sound controller

Method 1: Plug in and take out your headphone

There is a small switch inside the headphone input jack on your laptop. When your plug in your headphone, the small switch would shut off the speakers. And when you unplug your headphone, the speakers should be turned on again. 

So try to plug in and take out your headphone to fix your problem quickly:

1) Have a song or video playing looped on your laptop. This is for telling if this method work or not.

2) Plug your headphone in laptop and take it out rather quickly. Try it with different speeds and for several times.

3) After those testing, see if the sound comes from your speakers.

Method 2: Update your speakers related drivers

An old, corrupted or missing driver related your speakers can also cause this error, like a sound card driver, a Bluetooth driver(if yo’re using a Bluetooth speakers). You can solve it through updating the driver.

There are two ways you can get the right drivers for your devices: manually or automatically.

Manual driver update – You can update your device drivers manually by going to the manufacturer’s website for your device, and searching for the most recent correct driver for each. Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows operating system version.

Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your device drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver EasyDriver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for your devices, and your variant of Windows system, and it will download and install them correctly:

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. You  sound driver is no exception.

3) Click the Update button next to any falgged driver to automatically download and install the correct version of that driver (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)

4) Play a music or video on your laptop to see if the sound comes from the speakers.

Method 3. Reset your sound controller

If unluckily, neither method 1 nor method 2 helps you fix the error, try to reset your sound controller.

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and (at the same time) to invoke the Run command.

2) Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.

3) Right-click on your sound card to choose Disable device

4) Click Yes.

Then you may find its icon  change into .

5) Wait for a while.  Right-click on your sound card again and this time click Enable device.

6) Play a music or video on your laptop to see if the sound comes from the speakers.

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