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Laptop Speaker Malunction


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AlbertGator

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My laptop recently started having serious problems with its speakers, in that no sound comes out un less I press down hard on the area just above the headphone jack. It's almost like whatever connection it is that routes sound to the phones when they're plugged in is permanently attached (not that I know enough about computer hardware to know if that's near right in any way). Is there any way to disable the headphone jack, to see if it's the source of the problem? My laptop is an HP Pavilion zv5240us, if that tells anyone anything.
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the only thing i can suggest would be to open the laptop, and check the wires for yourself, chances are a wire is touching another it shouldent around the area of the headphone jack, and a little bit of fingering arround would fix the problem... if thats the problem. so open it up and see what you can find. if opening the laptop voids your warranty, then obviously you have a warranty, so send it in to hp otherwise.

Edited by Thebinaryman, 04 December 2005 - 09:09 PM.

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well, my warranty is already up, so that's not a concern. However, I opened it up last night and i couldn't really see anything. Of course, there was still stuff blocking my view of the headphone jack specifically, but without taking out far more of the computer than i'm comfortable removing, there's no way to tell.
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It's most definitely a short. Taking it apart is the only way to find out. Being delicate and usign common sense should yield good results when taking apart something like this. It's not a good idea to force plastic parts, but sometimes a little elbow grease is needed when disassembling these things.
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