no speakers or headphones are plugged in

  ttmiller01 15:01 09 Nov 14
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when the comp rebooted after a forced shut down, the sound/speakers stopped working. the speaker icon has a red x, with the msg 'No speakers or headphones are plugged in'. The previous error msg was no audio device is installed. i went to device manager uninstalled the driver and rebooted. same error message. this happened before, but the problem was fixed after plugging in headphones and removing the. the comp is a toshiba portege r835, windows 7 os. I have no idea what to do. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!!!!

  wee eddie 20:22 09 Nov 14

What you have actually said is that your PC displays a message. "No speakers connected", which goes away when you plug in your speakers.

I'm sure that this is not what you meant. But what did you mean?

  ttmiller01 20:51 09 Nov 14

the last time i had the issue, plugging the headphones resolved the problem. now that's not the case. the problem is that the speakers on my laptop no longer work. i get an error msg no aduio device is installed from the playback... etc and on playback screen, digital audio device not plugged in

  wee eddie 22:13 09 Nov 14

The quick solution is an USB Sound Card at about a Fiver

  beeuuem 22:24 09 Nov 14

A forced shut down may have corrupted some files. You could try running System File Checker as detailed click here

  bumpkin 22:24 09 Nov 14

wee eddie, good suggestion, I used one in a friends when nothing else seemed to work and was very surprised with the results for nominal cost.

  ttmiller01 20:47 06 Dec 14

wee eddie,thanks for the suggestion. where can i get a usb sound card and is that something i can install on my own?

  wee eddie 21:10 06 Dec 14

Nothing to install. You just plug one into an USB Socket and then plug your speakers into it

  ttmiller01 17:30 25 Jan 15

Bee - i took my comp to a tech, who did determine it is a software issue: the sound drivers are corrupted. Is the only way to fix this to reload the operating system?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:33 25 Jan 15

No just remove the drivers in device manager and update then from the manufacturers site.

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