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No Sound from Laptop Headphone Jack

One audio issue commonly experienced with Windows laptop users is a discord between a computer's audio (headphone) jack and its sound system. This issue can be due to one of several factors, including missing drivers, a broken audio jack, or — very simply — a change in your system's sound settings. Continue reading to discover several solutions.


How To Fix Laptop Audio Jack

Before beginning, make sure that your sound issues are not a matter of faulty or broken headphones. Test out another pair to see if it fixes your problem.


If your headphones aren't the issue, the first thing to do is to take a look at your approved audio devices to see if your headphones are being rejected by your system. Head to your Control Panel, and click Hardware and Sound > Sound. Then click Manage Audio Devices.

If the headphones icon is shown, simply set the option as your default sound option. If the icon is missing, it may be a sign that your computer is missing drivers or that your headphones are out of order.

If it's simply an issue of missing drivers, you can try to rectify this by updating your operating system. This will help identify any missing drivers that need installation.

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Perfect for my pixel buds which have a USB-C connector to my mac laptop. Thanks!

Unfortunately, this did not solve my issue. They worked ten minutes ago and still work with my phone. I have no idea how to update my operating system but I'll Google it.