If you are, you’ll want to make sure that the plug is fully seated into the port, and that it is the correct port.Maybe you plugged your earbuds into the back of your computer and forgot they were there. If you find them there, unplug them and try the speakers again.If that doesn’t work, it may be time to call the Geniuses.If you’re on a Linux or other operating system, chances are that you know more about the sound card drivers than I do.Is it an off-brand Wal-Mart 0 special or is it an earth shattering Onkyo sound system that’s worth more than my car? If it did, share it with a friend and let us know in the comments.The former I’d just replace, the latter I would take to a specialist to be repaired. If it didn’t help, let us know why, so we can pass that information along to others in need as well.Usually, the speaker port has a green grommet around it.They didn’t always have that, so it was nice when that came along.
Then, there’s a sudden recognition that something is not quite right, or if you’re playing a game, that something is terribly wrong. Most devices will shut off their internal speakers when an external speaker is plugged in.If they are USB speakers, check your USB drivers while you’re in there. Maybe you still have the CD that came with your sound card. Or you can go to the sound card manufacturer’s website and look for new drivers for your device.Once you find a driver that works, you may want to back up that driver, so you have it in the future.If you’ve come across something odd or different in your search for sound, let us know about that too, in the comments. With 20 years of experience in IT, training, and technical trades, it is my desire to share what I've learned with anyone else willing to learn.I strive to do the best job possible in the best manner possible, and with a little humour. Luckily, those who suffered through this before you have shared their solutions. The chances are that it can be fixed and usually fixed for free, if not for a low cost. Often the microphone port is right beside the speaker port, so check that clearly.We have compiled the 7 most helpful audio troubleshooting tips for you.? Using your computer seems like a purely visual experience, but the aural experience is surprisingly important as well. Check to make sure you haven’t just muted the sound. With many laptop and touch screen devices it is amazingly easy to make the wrong touch or keystroke and the system sound gets muted. or speakers to see if they have their own volume control.Which is weird, because my hearing isn’t that great. Hopefully that’s all it takes, but if not then you have to look at either repairing it or replacing it. Anything over that and I consider getting it repaired, anything under that and I consider getting a new one.This advice is easy to give if you’re just using some retail store headphones or gaming speakers, but if you’ve got a nice set of Bose speakers or something high end, contact the place you bought them. I say that because repair costs usually seem to cost around or more just to have someone look at the device.Often, Windows Update will detect if there are new drivers needed for your sound card, and will install them for you.Or you can navigate to the sound card through Device Manager and check there to see if the sound card is enabled and the driver is good.