So I plugged in my external speakers into the headphone jack to play some Pandora for a small party the other day.
Onboard speakers worked fine prior to this, and now do not.
It is a fairly old Gateway 7320gz notebook, win xp (sp3), and I have an Conexant AC-Link sound card.
Checked all drivers. No warnings in device manager. Disabled and enabled drivers. Uninstalled and re-installed drivers, still nothing.
I can plug in the speakers back into the headphone jack and I get sound... I am able to adjust the sound in all various ways, I can mute... it seems to be functioning properly in that respect.
Checked Windows Audio service, and restarted that...nothing.
Tried the trick of plugging in and unplugging the speaker plug into the headphone jack to try to trigger the OS to recognize the removal of the device... nothing...
Did a system restore to Jan1 2012... nothing.
Checked all speaker properties, and advanced properties... nothing doing...
Any other ideas?
Could the onboard speakers actually be shot?