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Broken computer audio

by WryterGuy / March 25, 2009 5:10 AM PDT

I tried to plug in my phone through my mic input and now I have no audio output through speakers or earphones. How do I fix it?

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Probably Needs Professional Help..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 25, 2009 5:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Broken computer audio

Sounds like wiring or the jack was toasted. Replacement of the jack or motherboard is my best guess.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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From WryterGuy about my original post
by WryterGuy / March 25, 2009 6:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Broken computer audio

It seems that if it were the mic jack, that the earphone jack and speakers would work. And if it were the motherboard, could it be just the audio portion of the motherboard that's toast? Because everything else works except there is no audio coming out anywhere.

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Everything Is Interconnected..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 25, 2009 10:14 AM PDT

Basically, the microphone, earplug, and speakers all go through your sound card.. If the mic jack was shorted or caused damage to the sound device, all of them could fail to work, exactly as you've seen.. The "fix" depends on the situation and your skill at hardware replacement on your type of computer..

Unfortunately, you've not given us enough clues about your computer to offer much more... Laptop or desktop? Integrated audio or a separate card? Operating system involved?

If it's a laptop, and the sound card is toast, then the motherboard may need to replaced because you don't just slap in a new card.. If it's a desktop, then you might have a shot.. A replacement sound card might work IF other items on the motherboard haven't been affected..

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Thanks Grif
by WryterGuy / March 26, 2009 12:25 AM PDT

It's a desktop. Is it possible to bypass the problem by using earphones that plug into a usb port?

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Sound Goes Through The Sound Card...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 26, 2009 3:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Grif

I doubt that plugging anything in anywhere will help. If the sound card is toast, it doesn't matter where you plug something in.

Hope this helps.

Grirf

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