I want to use my speaker's headphone jack instead of my computer's.

Riley Lungmus

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I have an Altec Lansing desktop set of computer speakers, and would like to use the 3.5mm jack to hook my headphones to my computer so that the sound plays through the headphones instead of the speakers plugged in.

The front 3.5mm jack on my rig has been damaged and cannot be used, so I was hoping for some easily accessible alternative other than running the headphone cord into the back of the computer.

Thoughts?

Is that actually an output jack?

Am I really an idiot?

Thanks,

Riley Lungmus
 

ADAMMOHD

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Make sure you plugged in correctly, speaker is green i think. And open your side panel and check if the HD audio connector from your case (the front panel is included from the casing tower) is connected correctly on your mobo. If black doesnt match the pins is okay because black wires do nothing and called ground wires.

You might aswell want to consider getting a usb soundcard
 

ADAMMOHD

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Theres no such thing as negative charges, if you want to believe me or not its your choice. The black wire is called negative charge because all the extra volt that is supplied by red are going to flow through the black wire and gonna waste it and thats what ground wires do all the time. Note tht this is computer wiring not the wiring you do somewhere else.
 

ewok93

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I was actually agreeing with you there, and saying that I was misinformed. I was talking about in non computer usage, where yellow IS usually ground.
 

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xD I dint know that since Im only expert in computers
 

ewok93

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Yeah, exactly, people who just know about computers could kill themselves by touching a black wire thinking it's a ground, non computer people could destroy electronics thinking yellow is just a ground.
 
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