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My laptop speakers make a sound when I power on the laptop, but in windows it doesn't make any sound. However, when I plug in any headphone to it, the sound comes out from the headphones.
I tried changing the windows and even reinstalled sound drivers, but nothing works. What should I try next?

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It would be helpful to know more about your configuration, what gear you have and how it's hooked together. – Nicole Hamilton Sep 23 '12 at 15:52
can you specify the model of your laptop? – عثمان غني Sep 23 '12 at 16:58
do you plug the headphone in the same jack as the speakers? or do you use different jacks? – Crujach Sep 25 '12 at 10:33

Some sound cards have a function or checkmark in their control panel (or the windows control panel) which mutes the speakers (& allowing jacks to operate normally).

Carefully examine the sound settings in Windows 7. There are non-obvious properties pages and right click menus. Perhaps the speaker is setup as a secondary device.

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