[Solved] Laptop Speakers Not Working

By April Cai in Sound Issues Tags: sound problem

This post is going to help you fix the speakers issue on your laptop. You may discover that the sound didn’t come out from the speakers of your laptop. But when plugging in headphone, the sound work perfect. It’s so frustrating if you haven’t figure out. We totally understand your pain. Let’s fix it now.

Read on this article, three top solutions to laptop speakers not working are showing step by step for you.

1. Plug in and take out your headphone

2. Clean-reinstall your sound driver

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. 

Now the problem is your laptop speakers not working. Take this trick a try for it does help a lot users to solve the issue:

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

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

Method 2. Clean-reinstall your sound driver

The speakers not working issue can also be caused by sound driver error usually. Follow the guide below to clean-reinstall the sound driver on your laptop:

Do this automatically: 

On your keyboard, press Windows key + R key together to open a Run box.
Then type devmgmt.msc in the box and click OK.

Find and expand Audio inputs and outputs or other sound relating catalog.
Then right-click on the sound controller you’re using to choose Uninstall device.

Now head to your laptop manufacturer’s website to download the latest audio driver. Or you can download it from your sound card manufacturer’s website.
Then install it on your laptop.

If you’re not confident playing around with drivers manually, or if you want to save much more time, you can use Driver Easy  to do it automatically. 

It is a super helpful and safe driver tool.It will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

 Download and install Driver Easy.

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.

With Free version: Click the 
Update button next to a flagged sound driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver.

With Pro version: 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. (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee)

Note: After install the latest sound driver on your laptop, please restart your laptop to make the new driver take effect.

Method 3. Reset your sound controller

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

Follow the step 1)-2) in method 2 to locate your sound card software in Device Manager.

Right-click on your sound card to choose Disable device

Click Yes.

Then you may find its icon  change into .

Wait for a while.
Then right-click on your sound card again and this time click Enable device.

See if the error has been fixed.