headphones

  [DELETED] 22:18 29 Nov 2003
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Hi Is there a setting to allow me to use headphones with my pc.I have them plugged into my sound card,but no sound.Have I inadvertently switched something off?

  ton 22:22 29 Nov 2003

do you have the 'speaker' icon in your taskbar?
If so, is the sound turned up?
If that is ok then double click the icon and check the volume controls.

  [DELETED] 22:24 29 Nov 2003

If you have one of the newer sound cards there may be insufficient power to drive headphones directly as the outputs are intended to be fed into an amplifier. The older cards had an inbuilt amplifier as they only had to produce two channels for stereo sound, but now you have six or eight channel cards and the amplification is external.

  [DELETED] 22:27 29 Nov 2003

Possibly a silly question but do your speakers have a headphone socket.

  [DELETED] 22:37 29 Nov 2003

Plug them in where your speakers are normally plugged in - do they work there?

If they do you need a two to one adapter for that socket.

  [DELETED] 22:48 29 Nov 2003

tried all of the above . no joy. Cheap speakers no headphone socket. re installed sound card(pci128 soundblaster) and turned up volume.Next option is to start a large fire.

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