We all know how frustrating it can be when a simple feature like the sound isn’t working properly on one of your devices. So whether you are trying to watch a movie, listen to music, take a video call, or do a variety of other activities that require headphones in public on your HP laptop, you will certainly want to be able to fix the problem quickly and continue with whatever you’re doing!
If your headphones are not working on your HP laptop, there are a few simple solutions to try:
These options are all accessible to anyone with an HP laptop, and you certainly don’t have to be a tech genius to try them all. If you keep reading, we will go through each solution and the step-by-step instructions needed to complete each task! For your convenience, we have ordered the steps from easiest to fix and most likely problem, to the slightly more challenging tactics, so you may have your headphone problems fixed after the first try!
As noted on the list above, there are several reasons why your headphones might not be working with your HP laptop. Most likely it’s a communication or compatibility problem, i.e. your laptop isn’t comprehending that the headphones are plugged in or the headphones are not working with the settings you have in place. Here are some solutions to fix every possible problem!
This trick is often forgotten but it is a tried-and-true tactic to fix most technological device issues, including if your headphones are producing sound.
All you might need to do is turn the HP laptop off for a few minutes and then turn it back on. That’s all there is to this solution, and hopefully your headphones are now working perfectly!
If not, we have a lot more options to try.
Before going ahead and changing the system on program on your HP laptop, you will first want to make sure that your headphones are working, that they are plugged in properly, if they are compatible with your laptop, and that the volume is on!
Here’s a short list on how to ensure all of these factors are functioning properly:
If none of these solutions have done the trick, it’s time to turn to the HP laptop itself.
Your HP laptop should be able to distinguish when you want it to use the internal speakers or your headphones, but if it’s having trouble, all you need to do is follow the directions below to set your audio settings to prefer the headphone option!
That might just do it! If you’re not happily listening to your headphones, we have two more options to try.
Luckily, there is an amazing free program that will run all the updates for your HP laptop and the included systems with just one scan!
We recommend that you download Driver Easy, and then simply hit the “Scan Now” and then the “Update All” buttons. If it was an update issue, your headphone problem should be sorted.
Once again, for this option you will need to access the “Sound” settings by selecting the icon right where you found it before, at the lower right corner of the screen.
Then you can easily select the options for “Playback”>”Headphones”>”Properties”>”Advanced.” Next you may have to try a few different formats to find the one that works!
We recommend having something playing through your headphones so you know when you’ve selected the right one.
If your headphones were not working with your HP laptop, hopefully they are now! These solutions only take a few moments each to complete and will make your entertainment work life infinitely more enjoyable now that your headphones are now working!