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Sony Vaio has no sound after unplugging external speakers

Jan 13, 2009 11:22PM PST

Good Day to all

First of all, thank you for reading this forum. I have a problem with the Sony Notebook, Vaio VGN-TZ27GN. Not sure if it is a imported version or something as the only drivers are available on the asian Sony site.

The problem with this notebook is that it was running with speakers plugged into the audio out of the notebook, also knowing that the onboard speakers was working before. But ever since the speakers were taken out, the onboard speakers just does not play sound. The drivers are working 100%, all installed. It's unning Windows XP Pro with SP3 and all latest updates on all other software. There is a Logitech Quickcam installed S5500 with build in Mic. All of this running on a Docking Station / Port replicator as some will call it. But everything was fine untill taking out the external speakers.

I maybe thought, like the wireless, there has to be a button on the notebook letting you set what to use regarding the sound output, but no buttons and Windows XP tells me it all works fine. As soon as I plug the external speakers back in, the sound works fine!. Weird...

I tied browsing through very well known Forums, but no luck. This one guy posted the same problem, but had no replies.

If there is any help to this, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks for reading once again

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No sound on Laptop speaker
Apr 28, 2010 9:48PM PDT

I had similar problem on my Dell Latitude. After unplugging external headphone, I lost sound on my laptop speaker.
The problem was that the switch, where you plug in external device, did not trip back. When haedphone plugged in it worked fine.
So, I plugged in my headphone pins in halfway and gently wiggled it and bingo, my laptop speaker started working again.

In short, if your external device works when plugged in but when the external device is plugged out and laptop speakers does not work, then the problem most probably is the switch within the plug in device.

Hope this will help.


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I can't believe this worked
Mar 24, 2011 10:00AM PDT

I too had a problem with the sound on my Vaio. Same problem, only headhphones would work. I had lost all hope after checking the drivers and hardware... then I tried this wiggle technique and it worked.

From one Andy to another, thank you my man!

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so weird :D
Apr 27, 2011 9:39AM PDT

thanks Andy it was so weird but now my speakers work super-fine, lmao Grin
grattitude! :-D

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Sony Vaio has no sound
Aug 8, 2011 4:31PM PDT


Sometimes the hotkey that controls the volume of your laptops speaker
stops working, it is due to outdated drivers for the device. It is
possible to find drivers for your hotkeys as well as other devices like
your sound card or video card at the Sony Vaio website. To avoid any
functionality or compatibility issues that might crop up with your Sony
Vaio laptop, check for the new drivers at least once in a month.

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Sony Vaio laptop sound problem.
Mar 16, 2012 5:12AM PDT

Hi Andy.I ca`nt believe this fix!However after renewing drivers and stopping short of replacing the sound card I tried your solution and it worked straight away!Thanks mate you are a star!Thanks from a very frustrated 70 year old.Regards Alan.

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Great solution
Jun 26, 2012 11:53AM PDT

Many thanks Andy! In addition to you, I can say that it is not that easy to wiggle, it took me 3-4 minutes to find the right position, but if you try it for a time patiently, you'll sure find the switch off point!
Thanks again,


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Thank you
Jul 14, 2012 10:02AM PDT

Inserted headphones wiggled once or twice and, bingo, the sound returned

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Nov 8, 2012 5:50PM PST

Thanks so much!!! I bought this used laptop in August of 2012 and it came with the speaker problem. I tried the wiggle approach and it finally works! It's now November of 2012. I've been looking through forums for the past 3 months and this is the only thread that posts this solution. Thanks so much!!!

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Solved ! But...
Apr 20, 2016 11:23PM PDT

I struggling about some time with my vaio which has the same problem that no speaker sound but has in headphone if i plugit in.
I found this article here with wiggling the plug , but none of that worked Sad
The noteook was dismountled at all anyway so i was cleaned the whole pcb of audio jack with isoprophylalcohol but no joy.
The weird thing is that i tought aty first sight with this notebook that maybe the speaker is bad , but i didnt checked as i never had those kind of issues , much more that the vaio has 2 speakers (stereo) so i was almost sure that its impossible to have two speaker bad at the same time.

The funny part is that ,yesterday i was just measuring with voltmeter the pins of speakers just to be absolutely sure and i realised that some kind of voltage is changing and moving when i unplug the headphone jack , so i started to push the speaker at the middle with my nail and tadaa the speaker was giving the sound needed , tried the other one and was working also Grin

So finally i noticed that vaio used some weak speakers at least regarding the timelasting so the thin wire under the speaker hat near the output was broken at both speaker.
I have to change from my old dv6000 hp Happy

So this article was writing for those whos have the same problem and the jack wiggling didnt solved their problems , then its worth it to try and check the speaker as in my case it solved the Myth Wink

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