Your questions: “My lap top speakers are not working… any ideas?”

LNB asks…

“My lap top speakers are not working. No sound comes out of them but when I plug in headphones, the sound works just fine. I haven’t dropped or spilled anything on my computer. I can’t remember when the last time I heard sound out of the speakers–approximately two weeks ago? (I usually use head phones.) Any ideas what it could be or how I fix it?”

My apologies for the difficulty you have had with your speakers.

First, take a look at – it could be that the settings for your speakers in the Sound control panel is off. 

Next, many laptops feature a function (F) key combination that toggles speakers on and off – take a look if your laptop keyboard has an F-key linked to audio or speaker controls and try pressing alt-Fkey to turn the speakers on and off.

For future, immediate self help, you may wish to use the search feature at,, or visit the main Microsoft Support page at  In the US, you may also use one of the free customer support features such as real-time chat at   

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