Fix “no speakers or headphones are plugged in” problem in Windows 10/8/7

Sometimes in Windows, we plug speakers or headphones in 3.5 mm jack but did not get any sound. This error is quite annoying because sometimes we just want to enjoy music on speakers but this error does not let play audio on speakers.

But don’t worry we got you covered. Here are some methods that will solve your issue regarding speakers and headphone.

Solution 1 – Uninstall the audio driver

STEP 1 – Right Click on Windows button and Select Device Manager.

Device Manager

STEP 2 – It will open Device Manager window, locate Sound, Video and game controllers.


Sound, Video And Game Controllers


STEP 3 – Select your audio device (i.e. Realtek High Definition Audio) from the list and open Properties from Right Click menu.


Audio Driver Properties


STEP 4 – Head over to the driver tab and Click Uninstall.


Uninstall Audio Driver


Reboot your device after finishing the process. It will install your audio driver again and solve your problem. If this method did not work for you try updating your audio driver.

Solution 2 – Update the Audio Driver

Speakers/headphones not working issue might be due to the outdated drivers in your computer. This issue can be resolved by updating audio drivers. To update your Audio driver follow this simple process.

Repeat first three steps from above method and then follow below steps.

STEP 4 – In the driver tab, click on the Update Driver button.

Update Audio Driver


STEP 5 – Select Browse my computer for driver software option.


Driver From Computer


STEP 6 – Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer option.


Select Drivers From Computer


STEP 7 – Select Device Driver (i.e. High Definition Audio) and click Next. It will give you a warning about updating driver, Click on yes and it will begin updating your driver.


High Definition Audio


STEP 8 – Click Close after finishing updating driver.


Updated Audio Driver


After updating your audio drivers you can enjoy Speakers/Headphones on your Computer.