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If I use my headphones, the sound on my computer is fine. When I try to use the speakers instead, however, there is no sound at all.  What can I do to fix this?
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First, where are you plugging the headphones into? The same place as the speakers?

1) If yes, please verify that your speakers are working.  That they have power or batteries.  It's also possible that your speakers are unpowered.  In this case, the output from the sound card you are using may not be capable of driving the speakers.  In this case, see #2 below.

2) Your soundboard may have more than out output.  A low level output designed to drive an amplified output device.  If you plug headphones into this output, you will probably hear the sound as headphones take very little power to run.  Speakers, however, take much more power and won't be powered from this output.  There is usually another output that will provide more output power.  It may have a volume control on the back panel or need to be adjusted from the Audio Properties (i.e. Volume Control in the Win95 system tray).

3) Your soundboard may not have a powered speaker output and you are not using amplified speakers.  Get some speakers with a built in amplifier.
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Answer was well thought out, logically presented, I will follow the instructions and advise on results.  Is this still the Internet, or is it Heaven?

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I had the speakers plugged into the output jack at the rear of the CPU.  The earphones, I plugged into the earphone jack on the front of the CPU.

Wonder of wonders, I plugged the speakers into the earphone jack at the front of the CPU and they work perfectly.

I see why you have 54,153 points, well done. JHance.  Thankyou.

ps: no, the earphones also do not work if plugged into the output jack at the CPU rear.
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