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mcgaposchkin
1 Copper

5510: Audio from websites not working when external monitor is also hooked up. (But Skype sound still working)

I couldn't find the answer to this. Apologies if it is already posted somewhere

I have a Dell Precision 5510.

I have it hooked up to an external monitor using dual screen

The sound from a video on youtube (etc) works fine when the external monitor is unplugged, BUT NOT WHEN THE MONITOR IS PLUGGED IN. This confuses me.  Is there a solution?


Thank you.

cecilia

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Jim Coates
6 Gallium

RE: 5510: Audio from websites not working when external monitor is also hooked up. (But Skype sound still working)

Hello. What might be happening is after you connect to the external display, the audio switches to HDMI audio. To get the audio to emit from the laptop's speakers again, go to the Windows Sounds dialog and make Speakers the default playback device (right click). You might have to do this every time you connect an HDMI cable.

Jim Coates -- 15 years on the Dell Laptop Audio boards -- since 2/6/04 

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