How to set up speakers for PC’s



July 24, 2019 - 2 minutes read

Speakers will allow you to hear your healthcare provider while in a Corigan virtual appointment. Setting up speakers is a very simple process that can be done in only a few minutes. Read the following steps to learn how to set up speakers for your PC desktop or laptop computer.

On the rear of most desktop computers there are coloured or labeled headphone jacks where your speakers plug into. Often, the jack for speakers will be green or will be labeled line out. If it is a set of two speakers plug the speaker without the power button and volume knob into the speaker with the power button and volume knob. Then plug the speaker with the volume knob into the back of your computer in the green headphone jack. Plug the speakers into the headphone jack if you are using a laptop.

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Next, plug the speakers into a power outlet and turn them on. Try playing a sound file or a YouTube video to test if they are working. If you cannot hear anything turn the volume up on the speakers.

Right click the speaker symbol in the taskbar in the bottom right of the screen if you are still unable to hear anything. In the menu that appears click open sound settings.

Right click on the symbol in the red circle above. Then select “Open Sound Settings” from the menu that appears

A window will appear that says sound and shows the output device. Make sure the speakers you are using are selected by clicking the bar with the output device and picking the name of your speakers.

Click the bar in the red rectangle to change your output device

Adjust the windows volume by clicking the speaker button in the taskbar in the bottom right of the screen. Slide the bar up or to the right to increase the volume.

Slide the bar to the right to increase the volume


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