How to fix Headphones not working on Windows 10

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No sound headphones on Windows 10 or headphones not working caused by many issues. Maybe you get this problem after Windows 10 upgrade or Windows update. So if you have no audio/no sound or headphones not working in windows 10, you can try solutions How to fix Headphones not working on Windows 10 below.

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1. Troubleshoot sound problems

  1. Right click on speaker icon, then click Troubleshoot sound problems.
  2. Wait when detecting problems.
  3. Follow instruction.
  4. Play test sounds.
  5. After done, try your sound/audio/headphones.

2. Troubleshoot Playing Audio

  1. Click settings.
  2. Click Update & security.
  3. Click Troubleshoot > Playing Audio > Run Troubleshooter.
  4. Follow instructions.
  5. After done, try your sound/audio/headphones.

3. Set Headphones as Default Device

  1. Search Control Panel then click it.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound.
  3. Click Sound.
  4. Click Headphones and click Set default button at the bottom. Note: In some cases, there is no headphone option alone but Speakers/Headphone. If that’s your case, select that and click Set default button at the bottom.
  5. Click OK.

4. Change the Settings in Realtek HD Audio Manager

  1. Open control panel.
  2. View Large icons then click Realtek HD Audio Manager.
  3. Click on small folder icon in upper right corner.
  4. Tick the box next to Disable front panel jack detection then OK.

5. Update Realtek Manager

  1. Search Device Manager.
  2. Click Audio inputs and outputs.
  3. Right click on Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio) > Update driver.
  4. Click Search automatically update driver software.
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