My Compaq all-in-one Win 7 only has headphone-out & microphone-in ports. Sound configuration has RealTek internal speakers the only option, not external speakers.
Would a USB > 3.5mm port cable enable me to use external [better quality!] speakers? Maybe a converter is needed?
Indeed - external speakers are connected with USB for power, and to headphone port, and switched on. Built in speakers still play. Is this a configuration problem as mentioned, the Sound set up ONLY lists 1 option, RealTek, not any other device like external speakers.
Model - compaq 100eu all-in-one PC 150GB split 101/C and 47/D. I realise this may not be quite what you are asking, it's best I can do..........
No they are not - neither by right clicking on system tray icon as you suggested, nor on control panel/sound as I had already done.
However whilst I was fiddling there was a bit of crackle and suddenly speakers worked -but still nothing showing in the tray playback devices - so by chance they work - there must be a hard wiring fault in the speakers jack or something in the PC.
Solved anyway by chance and I can live with that. Thanks for the thoughts.
I had further thoughts about this and as SparkyJack has said the internal speakers should automatically cut out when the headphone socket is used. I suspect that the 3 mm plug was not firmly home and the crackle is associated with moving the plug or you have a slightly defective plug or socket. Either way it appears to have been sorted.
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