D610 External Speakers Don't Work

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  1. doubler8

    doubler8 Newbie

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    When I plug in some external speakers it won't override the built in speaker. How can I get the external speakers to work.

    I have a Latitude D610. Any ideas or tips?

    -RR
     
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    Robin24k Notebook Deity

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    How does it connect to the laptop? 3.5mm plug or USB? On some USB ones, you have to change the output source. Go to the Control Panel and open Sound.
     
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    Thanks for replying.
    I have connected the speakers into the headphone jack with the 3.5mm plug on the side of the laptop. These Dell speakers have both a 3.5mm and a USB. Does the USB work for sound or is it just power?
    What do I change the setting to so I can test just using the USB?

    The laptop is on a docking station as well. Not sure if that is affecting it.

    -RR
     
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    Does the docking station have a headphone jack? Just guessing here, but if it has one then plugging it in there might help. Have you tried plugging headphones into the machine and is there a separate power cord for the speakers?
     
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    The docking station does not have an audio jack of any kind. There is a USB cord for the speakers. Not actual electrical outlet cord.
     
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    Anybody else have any ideas?
     
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