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Speakers not working − How to fix audio problems (Headphones)

Why are my speakers not working? How to fix them?

Although such instances are rare, speakers are known to stop working. They can mute completely, or the sound can be crackling, certain apps not to play sounds, and more. The end result is the same, you won't be able to listen to music or watch movies.

The reasons for no sound are far and wide, with the most common ones being listed below:

  • Volume level 0;
  • Clogged speaker output channel;
  • Device connected to headset via Bluetooth, without the user being aware;
  • Dust lump in the headphone jack;
  • Detached speaker;
  • Broken speaker (next to impossible).

The solutions listed below will show you how to fix the speakers and sound problems. Check them out.

Select specifications which apply:

Click here if you're using an external audio device

Click here if you don't have sound from your headphones.

Click here if your audio device is built into your ...

Click here if you don't hear a voice while talking on Skype.

Click on this if you don't hear a voice while talking on another app.

Click here if you hear a crackling or distorted sound

Click here if you don't have sound from your desired program (e.g chrome, skype, windows media player)

Click here if you don't have sound during a call.

Click on this if have some call blocker app and you can't hear a voice while you are talking.

Click here if you lost the sound after upgrading or reinstalling your mobile operating system.

Click here if you lost the sound after deleting a virus from your computer.

Click here if you don't get sound from your alarm.

Click here if none of the solutions worked for you.

Click here if you don't have sound on your Mac.

For Windows users: Click here if you see yellow "!" in the Device Manager. Click the Start button > Right click on Computer and select Properties −> Device Manager. Windows 8 & 10: enter "Device Manager" in the search box and select it from here.

For Windows users: Click here if you see red "X" in Device Manager. Click the Start button > Right click on Computer and select Properties −> Device Manager. Windows 8 & 10: enter "Device Manager" in the search box and select it from here.

For Windows users: Click here if you see yellow "?" in Device Manager. Click the Start button > Right click on Computer and select Properties −> Device Manager. Windows 8 & 10: enter "Device Manager" in the search box and select it from here.

Click here if you use USB speakers.

Click here if you lost the sound after upgrading to Windows 8 or 10.

Click here if you lost the sound when you upgraded to OS X Yosemite.

Click here if you don't have sound on a new computer

Click here if you see the red "X" on your speakers icon and it also says: No audio output device is installed.

Click here if you connect your USB speakers to USB hub.

Click here if you use iPhone, iPad or iPod.

Click here if you have an Android device.

Click here if you don't have sound from Safari when you upgraded to OS X Yosemite.

Click here if you lost the sound after you installed a new video card on your computer.

Click here if you lost the sound after upgrading the sound driver.

Click here if you lost the sound after you woke up your computer from hibernation or sleep.

Click here if you are using Flashplayer on your Computer or Mac.

  1. Check if your audio device is plugged in correctly

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  2. Check your (external) volume controls

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  3. Check your Skype settings

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  4. Check the volume settings (Android)

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  5. Use the audio troubleshooter

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  6. Check the volume level (iOS)

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  7. Check your Sound System Preferences pane

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  8. Switch to a different Internet connection

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  9. Turn off Audio Enhancements

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  10. Change your sample rate and bit depth

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