Tonight I sat down to shoot a few zombies in Left 4 Dead, but to my dismay, the sound wasn’t working in my headphones. When I unplugged them, the sound worked fine from my laptop. “Oh no,” I thought. The headphones worked fine on my phone. I tried 2 other pairs of headphones. Still not working.
Then the real troubleshooting began. First I rebooted. No luck. Then I headed to the internet. People said the drivers were the problem with a similar issue. I uninstalled them, reboot. Nothing. Re-install, still nothing.
I jump over to Linux. They at least have static, but they’re muted. I unmute them and the work fine. Unplug, sound works, re-plug, working. Back to Windows, and now they work.
I recently upgrade my Linux installation, and it must have done something. And after all that work, I don’t think I ever tried turning the volume all the way down or muting the headphones. Because that would have fixed it. So I spent 40 minutes to fix a 2 second issue.
Currently listening to: “Drive By” by Train