Fix no speakers or headphones are plugged in problem in Windows 10/11

Sometimes in Windows, we plug speakers or headphones in 3.5 mm jack but did not get any sound. This error is quite annoying because sometimes we just want to enjoy music on speakers but this error does not let play audio on speakers.


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But don’t worry we got you covered. Here are some methods that will solve your issue regarding speakers and headphone.

Note: – Please plug in your audio device into another audio jack of a different device. If the problem still persists then your hardware may be the reason behind this. If this is not the case, then just follow the procedures given below.

Solution 1: Disable and Enable Sound Card

STEP 1 – Right Click on Windows button and Select Device Manager.

Start Right Click Device Manager

STEP 2 – It will open Device Manager window, locate Sound, Video and game controllers, double click on it to expand it.

Step 3 – Now, right click on your sound card and disable it.

 

Disable Sound Card Min

 

Step 4 – Restart your PC.

Step 5 – Now, go back to same place and right click and enable the sound card again.


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Solution 2 – Disable front panel jack detection in Realtek HD audio manager

Note: -You must have realtek HD audio manager installed on your system.

1. Open Realtek HD Audio Manager

2. click on the Settings (wrench style icon).

3. Toggle the slider Off on Disable front panel jack detection to disable the headphone jack.

Disable Front Panel Realtek Jack Min 1 Min

Method 3 – With command prompt

1 – Open command prompt as administrator.

2 – Now, type the following command given below and hit enter.

net localgroup Administrators /add networkservice

3 – Next type the command given below in command prompt and hit enter.

net localgroup Administrators /add localservice

4. Now, close the command prompt window.

5 – Restart your PC.

Solution 4 – Uninstall the audio driver

STEP 1 – Right Click on Windows button and Select Device Manager.

Start Right Click Device Manager

STEP 2 – It will open Device Manager window, locate Sound, Video and game controllers, double click on it to expand it.

 

Sound, Video And Game Controllers

 

STEP 3 – Select your audio device (i.e. Realtek High Definition Audio) from the list and open Properties from Right Click menu.

 

Audio Driver Properties

 

STEP 4 – Head over to the driver tab and Click Uninstall.

 

Uninstall Audio Driver

 

Reboot your device after finishing the process. It will install your audio driver again and solve your problem. If this method did not work for you try updating your audio driver.

 

Solution 5 – Update the Audio Driver

Speakers/headphones not working issue might be due to the outdated drivers in your computer. This issue can be resolved by updating audio drivers. To update your Audio driver follow this simple process.

Repeat first three steps from above method and then follow below steps.

STEP 4 – In the driver tab, click on the Update Driver button.

Update Audio Driver

 

STEP 5 – Select Browse my computer for driver software option.

 

Driver From Computer

 

STEP 6 – Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer option.

 

Select Drivers From Computer


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STEP 7 – Select Device Driver (i.e. High Definition Audio) and click Next. It will give you a warning about updating driver, Click on yes and it will begin updating your driver.

If you get another option, try to choose a different device driver other than the current one.

 

High Definition Audio

 

STEP 8 – Click Close after finishing updating driver.

 

Updated Audio Driver

 

After updating your audio drivers you can enjoy Speakers/Headphones on your Computer.

 

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2 thoughts on “Fix no speakers or headphones are plugged in problem in Windows 10/11”

  1. Any way to solve this problem without restarting the computer? I got some ongoing work I can’t work on without headphones and I can’t save it.

  2. I know this post is a couple of years old, but when picking from a list of available drivers I was given two options: I could update “High Definition Audio Device” or “Realtek Audio”. I tried to follow your instructions the best I could and went with HDAD, and the good news is that upon restart, it worked (I wasn’t able to use a headset properly before). The bad news, albeit a lesser problem, is that Realtek Audio isn’t really working as intended now. I can’t open the Realtek Audio Console app due to not being able to connect to an RPC service. Basically the first solution posted for *that* is to update your drivers lol. I tried and reverted to the old problem. Any thoughts?

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