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Fix No Sound From Laptop Speakers

If you cannot hear any sound from your laptop speakers, and when you use headphones, you can hear the sound without any issues, then this means laptop speakers are not working. Speakers were working fine till yesterday, but suddenly it stopped working and even though the device the manager says the device is working correctly. The drivers are updated then you are in trouble as you need to troubleshoot the issue as soon as possible.

Fix No Sound From Laptop Speakers

There is no particular cause for this issue, but it can occur because of outdated, corrupt or incompatible drivers, hardware failure, Windows update error, corrupt system files etc. So without wasting any time let’s see how to actually Fix No Sound From Laptop Speakers in Windows 10 with the help of below-listed troubleshooting guide.

Fix No Sound From Laptop Speakers

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Check if the Audio Jack senor is working correctly

If your computer thinks that the audio jack is still inserted, it won’t be able to play audio or sound through laptop speakers. This problem arises when the audio jack sensor doesn’t work properly, and the only way to fix this issue is to take it to the service center as it’s a hardware issue, but you could try to clean the audio jack with the cotton piece gently.

To verify if this is a hardware issue or software issue, you need to right-click on your speaker icon in the taskbar and select Playback devices.

Computer stuck in headset mode under Playback devices

Now you see in the playback devices that your computer is stuck in headset mode which will further verify that this is a hardware problem, in any case trying below-listed method won’t do any hard to try them still out.

Method 2: Make sure your laptop sound is not muted via Volume Control

1. Right-click on Speaker icon on the taskbar and select Open Volume Mixer.

Open Volume Mixer by right click on volume icon

2. Now make sure to drag the slider all the way to up to increase the volume and test if the laptop speakers works or not.

In Volume Mixer panel make sure that the volume level belonging to Internet Explorer is not set to mute

3. See if you’re able to Fix No Sound From Laptop Speakers issue using the above method.

Method 3: Run Windows Sound Troubleshooter

1. Open control panel and in the search box type troubleshooting.

Search Troubleshoot and click on Troubleshooting

2. In the search results, click on Troubleshooting and then select Hardware and Sound.

Under Hardware and Sound, click on Configure a device option

3. Now in the next window, click on “Playing Audio” inside Sound sub-category.

click on playing audio in troubleshoot problems

4. Finally, click Advanced Options in the Playing Audio window and check “Apply repairs automatically” and click Next.

apply repair automatically in troubleshoot audio problems

5. Troubleshooter will automatically diagnose the issue and ask you if you want to apply the fix or not.

6. Click Apply this fix and Reboot to apply changes and see if you’re able to Fix No Sound From Laptop Speakers.

Method 4: Setting default speakers in Windows 10

1. Right-click on the Volume icon on the taskbar and select Playback devices.

Right-click on Volume icon and select Playback devices

2. Select your speakers then right-click on it and select Set as Default Device.

Select your speakers then right-click on it and select Set as Default Device

3. Click Apply, followed by OK.

4. If you couldn’t find your default speakers then the chances are it might be disabled, let’s see how to enable it.

5. Again go back to Playback devices window and then right-click in an empty area inside it and select Show Disabled Devices.

Right-click and select Show Disabled Devices inside Playback

6. Now when your speakers show up then right-click on it and select Enable.

7. Again right-click on it and select Set as Default Device.

8. Click Apply, followed by OK.

9. Reboot your PC to save changes and see if you can Fix No Sound From Laptop Speakers issue.

Method 5: Check Advanced Playback Settings

1. Right-click on the Volume icon in the taskbar and select Playback devices.

Right-click on Volume icon and select Playback devices

2. Now right-click on your Speakers and select Properties.

Right click on your Speakers and select Properties

3. Switch to the Advanced tab and uncheck the following under Exclusive Mode:

  • Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device
  • Give exclusive mode applications priority

Uncheck Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device

4. Then click Apply followed by OK.

5. Reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 6: Reinstall Sound Card Driver

1. Press Windows Key + R then type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter to open Device Manager.

devmgmt.msc device manager

2. Expand Sound, video and game controllers then right-click on Audio Device (High Definition Audio Device) and select Uninstall.

uninstall sound drivers from sound,video and game controllers

Note: If Sound card is disabled, then right-click and select Enable.

right click on high definition audio device and select enable

3. Then tick on “Delete the driver software for this device” and click Ok to confirm the uninstallation.

confirm device uninstall

4. Reboot your PC to save changes and Windows will automatically install the default sound drivers.

Method 7: Update Sound Card Driver

1. Press Windows Key + R then type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

2. Expand Sound, video and game controllers then right-click on Audio Device (High Definition Audio Device) and select Update Driver.

update driver software for high definition audio device

3. Select Search automatically for updated driver software and let it install the appropriate drivers.

search automatically for updated driver software

4. Reboot your PC and see if you can Fix No Sound From Laptop Speakers issue, if not then continue.

5. Again go back to Device Manager then right-click on Audio Device and select Update Driver.

6. This time, select “Browse my computer for driver software.

browse my computer for driver software

7. Next, click on “Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.”

Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer

8. Select the latest drivers from the list and then click Next.

9. Wait for the process to finish and then reboot your PC. See if you’re able to Fix No Sound From Laptop Speakers issue.

Method 8: Run System Restore

1. Press Windows Key + R and type”sysdm.cpl” then hit enter.

system properties sysdm

2. Select the System Protection tab and choose System Restore.

system restore in system properties

3. Click Next and choose the desired System Restore point.

system-restore

4. Follow the on-screen instruction to complete system restore.

5. After reboot, you may be able to Fix No Sound From Laptop Speakers issue.

Method 9: Update your BIOS

Sometimes updating your system BIOS can fix this error. To update your BIOS, go to your motherboard manufacturer website and download the latest version of BIOS and install it.

What is BIOS and how to update BIOS

If you have tried everything but still stuck at USB device not recognized problem then see this guide: How to Fix USB Device not recognized by Windows.

Method 10: Uninstall Realtek High Definition Audio Driver

1. Type control in Windows Search then clicks on Control Panel.

Type Control Panel in the search bar and press enter

2. Click on Uninstall a Program and then search for Realtek High Definition Audio Driver entry.

From Control Panel click on Uninstall a Program.

3. Right-click on it and select Uninstall.

unsintall realtek high definition audio driver

4. Restart your PC and open Device Manager.

5. Click on Action then “Scan for hardware changes.

action scan for hardware changes

6. Your system will automatically install the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver again.

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That’s it you have successfully Fix No Sound From Laptop Speakers in Windows 10 but if you still have any questions regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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