What's wrong with my laptop speakers?
January 4, 2011 7:33 PM Subscribe
My laptop speakers aren't working, but the sound is fine with headphones. What does this mean and how can I fix it? A few details inside.
posted by threeturtles to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
It's a 3 year old Gateway 17" laptop running Windows 7. If for some reason, you need more detailed specs, I can provide them. I've been watching a lot of video on it recently, always with headphones. A few days ago I tried to watch a YT video without headphones and the sound started coming and going. No crackling or static, just sound on and off. Since then, I haven't been able to get any sound to work on the speakers, but with headphones plugged in, it works fine.
I haven't done anything weird with my computer recently like new software or updates. Assuming this is a hardware problem (since the sound works), can I fix it myself and how?