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Multiple audio devices 1 jack

Q: Multiple audio devices 1 jack

I've googled this endlessly with no result and I'm guessing it isn't possible but I may as well ask.

My laptop has one audio/mic port. I'm cheap and had a splitter laying around, my headphones, and a set of ear buds with a mic on it I combined to use as a headset.

This works fine, however, since the sound output is being split to both my ear buds and headphones, it doesn't sound as good and some things are faint, which isn't good for gaming.

Is there a way to manage my audio devices so that my ear buds is mic only and no sound, and my headphones get all the sound? I've found no options in Windows, just playback (speakers) and recording (mic). I assume because it's only one jack it isn't, but it can't hurt to ask.

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I have three audio devices on my pc (ATI HDMI, Via HD onboard and steelseries usb soundcard) and through all devices I only get audio out of the left channel. I have tried two pairs on headphones and my tv speakers all with the same results. I have looked at all the balancing end everything is set to even on both channels.

Windows 7 X64 ultimate
M4A78 PRO Mobo Via HD audio
Steel Series Usb SoundCard

A:Audio Only out of one channel (multiple headsets and audio devices)

As you have three devices, each one separately generates the sound. The only thing common would be the sound itself, such as a wav or mp3 file.

When you use the PC's sound chip (VIA HD) that is one hardware device and the wired on the motherboard output jacks. If you use a USB connected sound device then you are using that device to generate the sound and that device's physical jacks. If you use the ATI HDMI, most video cards have their own built in audio chip (unless this is an old video card that uses S/PDIF connection to the motherboard) and thus again everything separate for audio generation and connection.

One comment, if you have both the Via on board audio and the usb connected sound card enabled at the same time there can be conflicts and sound problems. Not the balance problem you have but there can be problems. If you want to use the VIA then physically disconnect the USB. If you want to use the USB, disable the on-board audio in the BIOS.

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My system has a sound card and two USB audio devices. I can click the speaker -> options -> propertied -> mixer device and select 1 device and reboot and play via that device. However I would like to have all audio devices work at the same time. Is there a way to do this? If not, is there a way to switch without rebooting? (Windows 2000).

A:multiple audio devices

..................err? why do you need/want multiple audio devices from the one PC??????

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hi, i'm relatively new here, so i'm not really sure how to do this but alot of my games are having problems i.e. ? has cause in invalid page fault in unknown. I am led to believe it is a soundcard problem, i use an onboard sound card with the VIA VT1612A 2-channel audio Codec and i look in multimedia properties under audio devices, i had two different ones, Audio for via Ac'97 Enhanced Audio Controller(WDM), and Audio for Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM), i was told by a friend to uninstall the drivers and then reinstall to fix this, i did, now on top of those two devices i have a second Audio for Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM). I also have three MIDI for WDM-based Device. ANd Mixer for VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller (WDM), along with two Mixer for Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM),this may be normal, but like i said i'm relatively new at this and it doesn't really look normal, so can someone please help me? Thank You

A:need help, multiple audio devices

Look at the back of your computer. Do you have onboard sound AND a seperate PCI sound card? If so then you need to disable the onboard sound in the BIOS setup and use only the PCI sound card.

Now go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall ALL VIA AC97, AC97, Vinyl audio drivers and anything else that looks like it goes to sound drivers.

Then go to Device Manager and uninstall/remove all remaining VIA/Vinyl/AC97 devices listed under the Multimedia heading. Reboot only after all are removed.

Then download the latest VIA Vinyl drivers. When you first run the new driver setup program it will look to see if there are still drivers installed, if it finds any then it give you the option to uninstall them. Do that and reboot.

Then run the VIA installation again and install the drivers, and reboot.

At any point Windows may redetect the sound card and want to reinstall the drivers - let it. Do NOT click Cancel on the Found New Hardware Wizard. If all goes well prior to install the latest driver the sound card should be detected as a PCI Multimedia Device and that means all the drivers will have been removed.

Here's the latest drivers:
They are in a ZIP file, once extracted you need to run the SETUP.EXE file to install the drivers.

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Hi, I recently purchased a HP Pavilion dv6974 Laptop, it came installed with Vista 64-bit. It works fine and all, just one thing I want to figure out.

The laptop has built-in speakers, a built-in mic, 2 headphone jacks and 1 microphone jack. I plugged my headset into one of the headphone jacks, my headset microphone into the microphone jack, and my external speakers into the second headphone jack.

What I wish to do is to set it up in a way that I can play music through my speakers, and Ventrilo through my headset.

The way I did this before on my desktop was that there was this option in the Realtek Audio Manager called "enable playback multi-stream" that separated the two audio jacks on the computer (one in the back, and one in the front). Then I was able to choose a different audio driver for Ventrilo, and use the default one for music. This was on XP, and I only had one sound card btw.

And now for Vista, I've tried looking through the Audio Device Manager and the Realtek Audio Manager but couldn't find anything that would help much, except in the Realtek Audio Manager there's this "tie up all input jacks something something, etc" that sounded like it was what I was looking for, but all it did was mess up my microphone.

To add more to this confusion, there is actually another audio device in the Audio Device Manager, but it's the Digital Audio Receiver, and I don't really know what that does.

I've asked about this problem elsewhere, and some peopl... Read more

A:Multiple Audio Devices

Hi, ForeverRen, and welcome to the forums.

I think HP would be your best bet in this they would be able to tell you for sure if that can be done with their hardware or not.

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I'm not entirely sure if this is a Windows Sound issue or a hardware issue, so I'm asking this question both here and in a Windows Community Forum. Is it possible to output audio to multiple devices (i. e., can one assign more than one "Default Device")?  For example, can I output to the USB-S/P-Dif device connected to my stereo and the bluetooth device driving my outdoor speakers simultaneously? I have an Envy dv7-7255dx, with the IDT Hi-Def audio codec, running 64-bit Windows 10 Home. Thanks!

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I'm trying to use my speakers for everything except one program. I want to use my headphones for a chat program called Ventrillo. any ideas or suggestions?

A:Trying to use multiple audio output devices

I've tried just about everything I could think of and still nothing. Tried changing audio output settings on everything and still cant figure it out. Anyone know if its even possible?

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Ok im not quite sure where this question should be posted but i noticed the problem when i was playin games so this is where i chose...

Basically i've got different sounds coming from my speakers and my headphones. I have teamspeak coming through my headphones but my game sounds and other sounds from the speakers. I cant seem to find a way to make them all come from the headphones.
Using windows 7 32 bit

Thanks in advance

A:Sounds coming from multiple audio devices

Have you tried changing any settings within the Windows Sound panel?

Start > Control Panel >Sound > Playback tab

Look for Speakers...right-click and Disable
Look for the Headphones....right-click and Set as Default Device

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Hi guys. I have my TV connected via HDMI through my video card to my computer and also run sound through my computers speakers with the onboard sound. Normally I just change the audio device before opening a program depending on whether I want it on the TV speakers or computer speakers. The problem is that sporadically when I select the device for the TV speakers it doesn't provide any sound and no combination of turning the TV on and off, changing the audio device back and forth etc will let give sound on the TV speakers (but when i change to the computer speakers it works fine). I can't seem to reproduce the problem either, it just happens sporadically and the only solution is to restart the computer.

I have vista 32 bit ultimate. Any suggestions?

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I'll try to explain this as simply as possible... Currently, I have speakers, headphones and the headphone microphone plugged in. I'd like to record my Skype conversations using stereo mix, but stereo mix only picks up what goes through my speakers and not what goes through my headset. I've tried tinkering with the settings and haven't been able to get stereo mix to record what goes through my headset instead of my speakers.
How do I get stereo mix to record headphone audio instead of speaker audio?

For the past few hours, I've also been trying to get Audacity to record both stereo mix and my microphone. From what I've read, Audacity can't record two inputs at the same time, so is there a way to combine stereo mix and my microphone?

I'm using the latest Realtek HD drivers, if that helps any.

Thanks for your time.

A:Multiple audio devices, stereo mix and a microphone

You might want to check out VAC(Virtual Audio Cable). It is not a "free" program, so depending on you needs, it might help. here is a link to info about it:Virtual Audio Cable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
and here is a link to download VAC:
Virtual Audio Cable - CNET

I used it myself to share music I was listening to over video chats. The program can be used in a number of ways. I no longer use, since I currently have a laptop with Stereo Mix, and that meets my needs just fine. Hope this helps.

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Hi, I very much want to know the answer to this problem. My setup is simple. I am working with my Mobo's onboard sound card (Mobo is Asus M3A32-MVP Wi-Fi) and here's the thing. I see multiple devices in both Vista and Seven (have a dual boot) - I see the front headphone jack, the SPDIF, the rear audio port (it's 5.1 surround) and also an HDMI. I've just recently bought two bluetooth headphones and I have paired them and see them in the audio devices panel too.

Now this is what I want to do. I want to hear the audio on all the devices simultaneously. If I turn on the audio system (connected to the SPDIF) then I should hear the audio there. If I connect multiple Bluetooth headphones, I should hear the audio from my comp on any and all of them.

So, why can't I do this? Apparently this was the default behaviour for Windows in XP. That is, any audio played was available on all connected devices. Now, here in Vista and Seven we have a major downgrade in that we have to select a SINGLE audio output device as the "default" device and when a device is selected as such, the audio stream is SOLELY passed into it. THIS IS SO VERY WRONG! It is so illogical to do something like this in today's world of changing and evolving multi-media environments. I mean, what if my Mom wants to hear my music from the kitchen at the same time that I'm listening to it as I work on my desktop. She should be able to simply plugin and start listening to what I'm hearing! This is RIDICULOUS!

I ho... Read more

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I have been trying to use my (win7.x64) Dell l502x laptop with my folk's new samsung lcd tv.

I finally got the sound bit working (opening nvidia control panel refreshes the audio playback devices list), but I have several erroneous devices that appear (and disappear) when connecting the TV.

I tried the same device (TV) with the same cable, with my brother's new toshiba laptop, and there were two playback devices (as expected) - speakers, and TV.

Mine looks like this

Can any l502x owners confirm (re driver install) if they did follow these instructions


R300420 Video: (Do "Custom Install", Uncheck HD Audio) nVidia GeForce GT 435M, GeForce GT 420M, GeForce GT 445M, Stereoscopic 3D, GeForce GT 525M, N12E-GE-B(LP)-GT 550M, N12E-GE-B ( GT555M), GeForce GT 540M, v., A07 (155 MB)

willing to try anything to attempt to get this configured "properly".

also having issues with nvidia display driver crashing when external is connected, despite underclocking gpu as advised

A:Dell l502x (NVIDIA 540M) HDMI Audio issues (multiple devices)

I have multiple HDMI audio entries listed in the Sound Panel/Playback section. Mine are AMD HDMI audio as I have an AMD Radeon video card.

You have an NVIDIA video card so the reason for the NVIDA listings. The Toshiba may only have the basic Intel Video, for example, and the reason for only one entry.

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Well my jack is broken since a few months so no joy for me... I hate it now when I can't listen to my music on my 14 speakers in my room. (NO KIDDING LOL) And today I was thinking about... HDMI... Audio?! Yes, but - I don't want to cut my only one hdmi cable which my parents use. So, I thought maybe my USB 2.0 port can emit audio, I have some spare USB cables lying to throw out, could I make it possible to connect a 3.5mm jack with the USB to the white and green cables? (USB pinout and wiring @ I don't care if it will be mono sound or stereo, I just want sound in my speakers again
Also I don't know If I had to post this in the Hardware & Devices section but I personally think this question fits better here.

P.S.: I think I'll need some software.. if yes: I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits SP1 on a Acer Aspire 5742G Intel i3 370m 2.4ghz , 4 gb ddr3 ram, ATI Radeon Mobility HD 5470 512 M GDDR3, 2 free usb ports on the right side, 1 for the mouse on the left, HDMI Ethernet and VGA on the left side (+ power source adapter which also was broken but I've fixed it).

Btw, I don't want to(Well.... Can't) spent any $$$ on any adaptors now...

Well else I will have to get the screwdriver, openup the laptop and connect some wires to the laptop speaker... But that's the last thing I want to do. If nothing else will help.

A:Can I Directly output audio from USB to 3.5mm jack?(My jack is broken)

You will need an adapter.

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I've been stuggling with this for a few hours now and am at the end of my wits..

I've got two audio devices that I would like to link to my PC at once.
I've got one plug connected to the back panel, and one to the front. But one always cuts off the other. In my sound devices, the system registers them both as: "speakers, VIA High Definition Audio, Standard device"

Is there any way that I can connect them both at once, and still have both of them outputting audio?

I hope the internet will save the day!

Many thanks in advance!

A:Multiple audio playing devices, playing the same sound at once

If you use realtek,
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Otherwise You're pretty much screwed, only other way is to use Virtual audio cable, but you'd have to set it up every time you booted (and it costs 20$)

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please help,

My headfone jack (incorporated on the motherboard) is broken, and I bought a USB adaptor to conect my head fones, but it has a low quality.
I came to know that it's possible to switch the microfone jack to use it has a audio jack, but I cant figure or research how. I use windows home premium 64bits.

appreciat any RE.

A:how do I switch micro jack to a audio jack

Some, but not all, have the capability to reallocate jacks. If you have RealTek, the RealTek HD Audio Manager that is located in the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound Panel is where its located (but not on all RealTek's). If you have some other on-board audio check to see if there is a simi;ar Audio Manager and the options.

If there is no jack reassignment available for your PC/motherboard you can use the rear Speaker jack for headphones. Some also have a "Line Out" and you can also use that for the headphones.

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Hello my dear fellow windows 7 users!

A few days ago, one half of the jack of my external speakers got stuck in the female jack of my PC laptop.
I am using Realtek HD audio, and I wanted to ask whether it is possible for me to somehow disable the jack and have my audio played through my normal inbuilt laptop speakers, seeing as I will be needing audio from my computer as soon as possible.

Here is a snapshot of my audio devices - and as you can see the speakers and headphones are under one device so I can't switch between the two..


Please help me guys thanks alot

A:Audio jack stuck in PC input jack...?

There is a contact switch inside that audio port that switches the built in speakers off when a jack is inserted.
This is a physical switch so the issue is hardware. I doubt there will be any software solution for it.

So your mission is to remove that broken jack. If you are uncomfortable taking a laptop apart you might consider taking it to a repair shop.

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Hello my dear fellow windows 7 users!

A few days ago, one half of the jack of my external speakers got stuck in the female jack of my PC laptop.
I am using Realtek HD audio, and I wanted to ask whether it is possible for me to somehow disable the jack and have my audio played through my normal inbuilt laptop speakers, seeing as I will be needing audio from my computer as soon as possible.

Here is a snapshot of my audio devices - and as you can see the speakers and headphones are under one device so I can't switch between the two..

Please help
Thanks alot.

A:Audio jack stuck in PC input jack...?

You will need to get the broken piece out. Sometimes a strong magnet will dislodge it. Some RealTek's have a control panel that will allow you to reassign jacks, but I don't know if that will even do you any good.

If you have one it will be located in Start/Control Panel/Hardware and Sound.

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Hi there

Not sure whats happening here but getting multiple displays for the same devices !!!!

Any fix, or is system Broken.


A:Devices and Printers - devices being displayed multiple times

Looks like Ghosts of DLNA devices. Start by taking offline any DLNA capable gear, reboot the Gateway and also clear its IP Table.

Also clear out those ghosts from Devices and Printers.

For some reason this started in Windows 7, when Microsoft started to play games with DLNA and media Shares.

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I have two USB audio devices that I cannot seem to properly install drivers for.
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 & KORG MicroKONTROL

I am in communication with both product tech support teams but so far they have not offered a successful solution. As the same issue is occurring with multiple devices I thought it might be an OS issue.
I run Win 7 Home Premium x64

The problem is as follows:

The product drivers install correctly without error. However, instead of showing up in the Device Manager in either USB Controllers or Sound Controllers they both show in Other Devices with a yellow exclamation mark.
I have tried the following fix from this site (USB Driver - General Fix for Problems) and this actually enabled me to access a portable HDD that wasn't working, but it didn't fix the issue for my 2 audio devices.
I have also tried right clicking on the devices in Other Devices, selecting Driver Update. I then find the correct drivers listed but when I hit install I get the following error message on both:
"Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. One of the installers for this device cannot perform the installation at this time."

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Audio USB Devices showing under Other Devices in Device Manager

Could it be the two devices are competing with each other and the driver installer gets confused? Details on the devices and the needs to use two of the same type probably would be helpful.

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and I have a problem with sound. When I plug my speakers in front panel I have output audio, but in back panel I don't.

My Audio Manager looks like this, but front panel is enabled and back panel is disabled. It does not recognize back (ANALOG) jack.

I tried with settings in this manager but without success, I cheked Control Panel > Sound and followed instructions but still no sound if speakers is in back panel. What to do?

Sorry for bad english

A:No sound in back audio panel jack - Realtek HD Audio Manager

What is set as the Default Playback Device? If "Digital" or "HDMI" is set as default you will not get any sound from rear audio connections. "Speaker" must be set as Default Playback Device/

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im using dell inspiron 15-3521 whenever i connect earphone/headphone to my laptops jack only the left side of the speaker work right side has no sound (inbult laptop speaker works fine).my friend asked me to download (0005-Win7_Win8_Win81_Win10_R279) driver from realtek web site and  I installed it and the problem was solved and this was about 6 to 7 months back
but now im facing the same problem i did the same what i did last time  i downloded and re installed the driver but of no use the problem still presists.
so plz guide me what to do to solve the problem.
thank you umesh.

A:audio problem when earphone/head phone is connected to 3.5mm audio jack

Test by switching between the Realtek audio driver and the Windows native audio driver.
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, then no need to restart.[To get back to the Realtek driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]
If it still does not work correctly when the native driver is installed, then the hardware in the headphone jack has failed.
But if the same problem is there with the native driver then you should install a different version of the Realtek driver. I might be able to direct you to one but would need to know which operating system you are using.

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How can I uninstall Dell Audio and only have the legacy Realtek Driver and Software in my XPS 14 (L421x)?
I installed some time age the default audio driver that I got from "Dell Drivers", this installed the "Dell Audio" + "MAXX AUDIO 4". I already uninstalled this thing, run CCleaner, deleted the folders, and downloaded and installed the legacy Realtek R 2.73 driver, but this thing (Dell Audio) is always installing with the driver.  
My system audio is ridiculously loud. I need to put my system audio in somewhat 5~15 / 100% to get "normal audio", the only way I get realistic "normal audio range" is using my SteelSeries Wireless Headset with USB, this way the system audio goes to 100% automatically and I control the audio with the scroll located in the headset, even in 100% max audio, I get a "normal 100%", it's loud, but not EXTREME like the notebook audio!
Another problem, when I plugin my Apple Earpods, they simple doesn't work, I already tested them with tons of devices at home, and they are working great. The system doesn't even recognize them.
I think that everything would be resolved if I could install the Leagacy Realtek drivers & software, not this *** loaded with bloatware from Dell, I don't care about "MAXX Audio", "MaxxSense" and all this BS. If you look with attention, all the settings located in this "Dell Audio" menu are the same in the Real... Read more

A:Dell Audio + Headphone Jack + Loud notebook audio

I forgot to mention in the main post, and I can't edit it, so here it goes:
First, Sometimes I need to run LiveUSB Linux distros in this notebook, and the audio in them is all great, realistic audio range, 100% loud but not extreme, everything OK.
Second, I'm using Windows 8.1 Pro up-to-date.

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I consider myself an advanced user, but this one I've never seen, nor can I find info out for...

I haven't been able to plug a video camera or external hard drive into my computer via FireWire. I then tried a different cable, nothing. I then tried a different device and cable, nothing. I then tried a different computer with two devices, nothing.

My USB2.0 works fine with each device and computer. I also took the new computer into CompUSA and they tried their firewire device and all worked. I bought a new firewire cable, but I have the same luck with each device.

How can 2 external hardrives, and one sony camera not work, after working for a year. What happened? What do I need to do?

A:Multiple firewire devices on multiple computers not working

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I had audio issues, speakers would intermittently not work.  I upgraded the driver to sp76702 per the following advisory: -------------------------------------------------------Document ID: c05288869Version: 1Advisory: HP EliteBook and ZBook G3 - Audio Not Working After Reboot, Speaker Icon Has Red X------------------------------------------------------- After the upgrade, I can no longer get audio through my docking station or the speaker jack on the right side of the laptop.  Tested my external speakers with a different source (smartphone) and they work fine.  I submitted a case today with HP.  

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(Not sure if I am posting in the right place, move me if necessary)
Hello BleepingComputer
I just upgraded my computer a few days ago, and I am having problems with the Front Jack Audio/Headphone.
Normally, I set my Headphone to run simultaneous with my Speaker with Realtek HD audi/Stereo Nix (Disable Front Jack Detection and vice versa), and I could change the volume on both devices separately.
But since I changed the motherboard, when I have realtek installed, it doesn't have the Headphone setting in Sound/Playback.
The headphone work perfectly, but its linked to the Speaker's volume, which is really annoying.
Also, the Realtek layout changed from the last one I got, and doesn't have the "Disable Front Jack Detection" option.
So far, I have tired..
Installing an older version of Realtek driver;
Changing the audio setting in the BIOs (HD or AC97)
Changing the audio connector on the MOBO (Hd or AC97)
Tried multiple compinations with Realtek HD audio manager settings.
Cleaned every plugs/jacks related on that.
So far, I couldn't been able to get the Headphone tag at all when Realtek is installed.
Thanks !
Here's my spec:
Audio: Realtek ALC887 (MOBO default)
CPU: Intel Core i&-3770k 3.50Hz
RAM: 2x 8 GB DDR3 Corsair
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512 MB
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
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A:Headphone/Front Jack Audio w/ Realtek HD Audio

could try ....
Control Pane>View by category>Hardware and Sound>Manage Audio Devices>(select device)>configure
It's  a long shot, I know. Just putting it out there.

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omg, I was switched to a different pc at my job and the person there previously downloaded realtek to the pc and im having a problem with the headphones, when i put the headphones in i get a pop up confirming the action but im still hearing music from the speaker...its really annoying because im use to just pluging in the headphones and everything being not even sure why she downloaded this program, anyhow if you can please help, i need my music to keep me sane at work, its sooo ver depressing. the operating system is microsoft windows xp

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My internal speakers seem to work fine but I can't get the sound to go into my headphones when I plug in my headphones. Is there a way how to fix this?

A:Problem with the Headphone Audio Jack with realtek HD audio

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There are multiple websites that I cannot connect to, facebook, rottentomatoes, youtube, to name a few. Others seem perfectly fine. A few seem okay, but seem to be running slowly.

This is the case for both my computer (on which I am running Windows 7), which is connected directly to the router, *and* mobile devices which are connected wirelessly.

On my computer I have tried using several different browsers to no avail, but when I used the TOR browser to proxy, I was able to access them.

I apologize if this has been asked, but I haven't been able to find anything this specific.

Thank you.

A:Can't connect to multiple websites on multiple devices

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hi guys pretty new here so take it easy plz (lol)

i have 2 problems regarding audio.

1. when i upgraded my pc i added a okish motherboard but i wanted sound from my front panel so i took the jumper cap off the prongs for audio but now i have added some desktop speakers and want to plug them into the back of my pc but cannot remember which prongs to put the caps back on anyone any ideas plz.

now the hard one

2. i have a sapphire radeon hd4650 1GB graphics card inserted into my pci-e x16 slot on my motherboard and have a lcd monitor connected on the vga port and a full hd tv/monitor connected via HDMI port to hdmi port1 on tv. the picture is class when i have movies playing or game running but i dont have any sound what so ever. if i want to watch a film i have to connect my tv to my graphics card via the vga port and watch it like that (pointless having it connected via hdmi if i have no sound).

i have been trying since december to get it working but to no avail.

(what i have tried)

i did a fresh install of winxp installed all drivers needed, installed ati drivers from g/c driver cd then installed ati hdmi audio driver from amd site then the realtek hdmi driver and the microsoft uaa driver, and guess what no hdmi audio.

next i formatted and the installed windows vista did the same except the uaa driver as this was not required. and still no sound from hdmi.

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A:No audio from rear jack & no hdmi audio

I'm pretty certain that there is a cable that you have to connect from your sound card to your gfx card...

Sound over HDMI from GPU

If you have a Radeon HD 4xxx series or newer it should be setting up your HDMI by itself, though you may need a driver from the website.

Also, check to make sure that when you're hooking up to your TV via HDMI that your sound options have HDMI/S-PDIF as default...

In your sound control, located in the control panel, be sure that the hdmi device is set as the default. The hdmi device choice will be there if you're plugged up to your hdtv.

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Hello. For a while now, my headphones that I usually plug into the audio jack are not working at all. I have tried several headphones, but it makes no difference. The only way audio will come out is through a usb headphone, usb adapter, or through the speakers (and also come out of the headphones at the same time) . I've downloaded and redownloaded my audio devices and I'm completely frustrated at this point. I've noticed that my speakers are set to go through the audio jack as well, and thought disabling them would stop this problem. But I was wrong. Nothing. I'm slowly getting more and more annoyed as the days go on without an answer. Please, I just need an answer. I need my headphones to work again. I've been having way too many problems lately, but this is by far the worst. The weirdest thing is, for about a few days it was magically fixed after an update, but reverted!? I don't understand, and I can't stand it anymore. Thank you.

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Alright here's my situation:

I have a Core2Duo PC running Vista Home Premium 32 bit, hooked up to my TV using a HDMI cable. This has been working fine for 2 years now. Yesterday I decided to add some more RAM to this PC (4 GB instead of the standard 2 GB to be exact). I know 32 bit will only read 3 GB but I was thinking of upgrading to Windows 7 64 bit later.

Anyway I booted up the computer, worked fine of course, even watched a movie or two without problems. Then this morning I booted up the PC and I suddenly noticed the volume icon saying that there were no audio devices detected! I checked under Hardware and there are no audio devices whatsoever! So my HDMI cable is still giving me picture but no sound! Seeing as I'm using onboard audio I immediately booted into the BIOS and although I couldn't find a specific option that said onboard audio I did see something audio related being "HDA" (I assume HD audio) on automatic, the other option was ACRealtek97 or something. However it was enabled so no luck there.

Does anyone know how all of a sudden my HDMI cable isn't providing audio anymore? I even checked my Nvidia card which also stated that HDMI audio was enabled.

I hope anyone can help me, thanks in advance.

A:HDMI audio doesn't work, no audio devices detected.

hi and welcome to the forum's

Go to:

Control Panel > Sounds > Playback

Then click on HDMI sound and click on the Set Default button

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I have just installed the audio driver for my motherboard, restarted the computer and it seems that driver doesn't do anything at all. I have the speaker icon in the tray bar with a red 'x' on it, and it says: "No Audio Output Device is installed". Why is that? I tried the driver that's on the motherboard CD and also the one from Realtek's website, and while they are different versions, the problem is identical.

Please advise.

A:Solved: 'no audio devices' after installing audio driver

You have posted in Windows 7 forum but your spec says
OS: Windows Vista
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
RAM: Kingston 2GB DDR2 667Mhz
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD2400XT
2. Is it the same system please but with 7, if NOT please post the spec
3. What does device manager show please for sound - on the entry there

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i recently bought a new mobo (MSI - p4m900m3) and everything is working fine apart from i cannot get my sound to work.... everything seems to be installed correctly in device manager ( no '!' next to any of my audio drivers) i have ALC888 on board sound. on board sound is enabbled in my BIOS. iv been compleatly stumped on this one for quite a while. if you need any more information just ask. any help would be very appretiated.

A:No Audio Device shown in sounds and audio devices

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I'm gonna try and lay out my problem very simply, and then tell you what I have tried/done.

PROBLEM: When I plug in Headphones, I can not hear anything, and in the playback devices, nothing is shown to be plugged in. This goes the same for my other audio device which is a bose sound dock (for ipod but I connect using a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable)

Okay, so here goes. When I first build the system and installed windows, i wasn't thinking much of the sound as i was installing updates and video card drivers and what-not. I did, at some point, connect the bose to the computer using the 3.5mm jack on the front panel of the computer. It worked fine, I heard the little sounds the computer makes when logging on. Since then I have had troubles with my network card and ran windows update and various other things.

Now no sound works at all. When I realized this I tried:
-Changing the actual front panel cable that is connected to the mobo from hd audio to ac 97 (and changing the setting in the bios)
-Searched for many hours online trying many different solutions such as:
-updating drivers
-rolling back drivers

Other things i've tried:
-system restore
-update bios
-install audio drivers from mobo disc

I have moved past being extremely frustrated and I now just dont know what else to do.

I would greatly appreciate any feedback what so ever :)
Ask me any questions you want

A:Realtek HD Audio/Motherboard Not recognizing any Audio Devices.

Try this.


Then this.

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Our ISP recently updated their hard ware to work with the Sprint network. Note: our ISP is not Sprint, but the local phone company.

Our Hardware:
Internet: DSL 10.0 (highest speed available)
Modem: Comtrend (ISP provides)
Router: Belkin N
Computer: 10 yr old Dell running XP - service pac3 - wired connection
Kindle Fire (first edition, no HD, etc) - wireless connection
Xbox 360 - wireless connection

Xbox - went from constantly bumped from Xbox Live game by losing internet connection to not being able to enter a game at all
Kindle - went from occasional "network error' message during online tasks to having to restart download (multiple times) or refresh page for most any or all online tasks
Computer - have to click refresh to get most any page to load after the home page

What we've tried so far:
I have recently cleared the cache on both the computer and Kindle. XBox's new security measures have been met.

My questions:
Do any or all of these issues seem to be related?
Is there a piece of equipment or something we may be missing to make all of these things work? I am a networking novice.
Who should I call to get these issues corrected, my ISP or a tech service? Note: if I start with the ISP and they do not find an issue I have to pay for the call.

A:Multiple issues over multiple devices

First. You should try to NOT use a wireless connection for any type of gaming: PC, Mac, Console, etc. If you can hard wire the xbox you'll be waaay better off than using wireless.

Now... Yes, the issues could be related - there maybe an issue with the Belkin N router. I'd try to first reset the Belkin router to default settings, check on manufacturer website for instructions how, most routers you can press a "reset" button w/ a paperclip or ball point pen. Reconfigure the Belkin router, recreate the wireless network and see how everything works. If you are still having issues, humor me and connect the Dell directly to the DSL modem, bypassing Belkin router. See if you still have connection issues, if you do then it could be the DSL modem that is the problem and call your ISP to replace. If you don't have same issues then it's most likely an issue with the Belkin router. Replace it. Don't buy the dirt cheapest router at the store, but you most likely don't need the most expensive one either. Find a good middle ground router, ask sales associate to assist you accordingly.

Post back, Hope this helps!!

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Hi, On my HP pavilion notebook the end of the headphones is stuck in that jack, currently I have a tool coming to repair that. Is there a way I can disable my audio jack. Headphones is not coming up in playback devices. The only thing that is is. Speakers/HP. I tried installing realtek software it will not install. It says it is installing the headphones than I switch it to the speakers as the default but then it switches back to the Speakers/HP. Will someone please help?

A:Need To Disable Audio Jack (B&O Audio)

The audio jack implies speakers or headphones can be plugged in to that jack.

If the notebook has an HDMI port, then a TV can be plugged into that and you'll have a different option to output audio to.

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My self built computer recently had a change of motherboard, I now have a Asrock N68C-GS FX.

The front cases' and computers back audio jack are not working, I have tried numerous headphones and speakers.

However my USB headset works perfectly. My drivers are all up to date, I'm struggling to think a reason why it's not working.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Thanks, lee.

A:Audio Jack not working, but USB Audio is.

I would check your motherboards connectors, check your manual for audio connections

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Hi there,

first i'll give ye the spiel about my laptop audio setup

I spilled a pint of vodka and blackcurrant all over the keyboard a few years ago, all this has damaged is how my speakers work (despite the wireless card and under the keyboard being covered in sticky sugar crystals)

(a) the two embedded speakers emit faint crackling when music is played at max volume.
(b)the embedded subwoofer works fine
(c) the headphone socket only works when a jack is inserted halfway in a very particular manner (giving audio to one desktop speaker only)

I've been using cheap "Trust SP 2750p" stereo usb speakers for the last few months (not interested in spending money on a proper external soundcard setup)

My question is: Can I configure windows or some application to allow audio playback through the usb speakers and the laptop speakers simultaneously? The internal subwoofer is pretty powerful and should sound quite nice combined with the usb speakers at reasonable volumes.

I've tried googling this but to no avail

Realtek AC97 soundcard, Acer 2003 wlmi,

TL;DR version:

Is there a windows xp config or software available that'll allow me to play audio through my usb speakers and internal laptop speakers simultaneously?

many many thanks if you can help me out

A:Play audio through two audio devices simultaneously?

First thing you should do is clean the sugar and gunk off the inside. I can't believe the keyboard still works

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I have an Acer E1-571 suddenly I have an X on my audio controller icon on home page and no audio devices in control panel. I have tried installing sound video and gaming controllers and then tried to install update but it says best already installed and still no Audio.
Any and all help greafully appreciated and many thanks in advance

A:Audio Disabled no audio devices windows 8

Look for audio drivers on the motherboard CD delivered to when after purchasing your system. If you can't find it or don't have mobo CD around, navigate to manufacturer website and download driver for audio device from there.

Good luck!!

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my computer's sound has stopped. I have searched through lots of websites looking for help.
I first noticed this problem when I tried to open iTunes and it came up with the message 'iTunes has detected a problem with your audio configuration. Audio/video playback may not operate properly'. I also cannot listen to music or things online either.
I have looked at my computer's device manager and can't find any catergory such as 'sound, video and game controllers', which one site suggested to try and check the sound card. I have also tried to update quicktime but that did nothing. I have also tried looking at 'sound' and under both the playback and recording columns it says that there are no audio devices installed. THis appears to be the common phrase along a problem with the audio configuration.
This has not ever happened to my computer before and I have had it for about 3 years now. It is a toshiba laptop with windows 7 home premium.
Please help guys, I am really frustrated.

A:Audio configuration no audio output devices?

If its not being detected at all in the Device Manager, it will not show up anywhere else.

When you boot up your PC, enter the BIOS (could be called "Setup") and check to see if the sound is disabled. If it is disabled in the BIOS it will not show up in Windows. If its showing as enabled in the BIOS, do a BIOS reset (to factory setup) and see if that makes a difference.

If its not disabled in the BIOS there is a chance the hardware has failed.

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Hey guys,

I just went out and bought a mic from bestbuy and I plugged it in, I had a small bit of trouble getting the headphones to work, but eventually got them working.

Now I am having trouble with the microphone part of the headset. It is plugged in properly to the back of the computer in the correct jack, but for some reason under "Recording" it is giving me the message of "No Audio Devices Are Installed."

I have no clue what to do and was wondering if anyone out there could be of assistance to me?

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time!



A:Devices>Recording: "No Audio Devices Found"

I just plugged in my old headset which IS a USB headset and it recognizes it but I am unable to speak, I dont know if its because the mic doesnt work anymore or if its another problem.

My new mic is NOT a USB headset, it has two different plugs, 1 for the headphones and 1 for the microphone jack in my computer. So is it because of that feature that my computer is unable to recognize the new microphone?

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I had a problem with my headphone for a week.
I thought it wasn't because of the audio-jack.
I thought it was my old headphone.
Bought a new headphone today.
And the reason turned out to be the audiojack
There is still sound but it's really distorted, unless I twist and turn the plug in the audio entrance (the right way). The perfect sound only lasts a couple of seconds. VERY ANNOYING!
Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

Very glad if someone knows.

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I'm having trouble with my sounds adjustments and my audio jack. I used to listen to music normally with my headphones. One day I got a new screen because i used to watch and listen through my TV, so when i plugged in everything i put my headphones and started hearing this buzzing and static noise. Whenever i move my mouse i hear this scratch, and i cant listen to anything its completely silent. All i hear is this static noise and the scratch. I'v tried multiple solutions and nothing. Searched it in the internet and no one has the same thing i have. I'm currently having sound through a TV plugged in by speakers. I hope i get a solution please reply!

A:Need help with my audio jack please!!

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hey, i am wanting to use head phones to play battle field 2 with and the thing is , my head phone cord is short.... i have an audio jack on the front of my computer but for some reason i dont know how to make it work... i know it is hooked up right, does anyone have any suggestions???

A:audio jack help

cor88b: I'll take a stab at it, seeing as how noone else has so far.
First: Is the jack in the front of your pc a microphone or headphone jack?
Have you ever used it and did it work with headphones?

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I used to have a pop-up whenever I plugged in something to my audio jack that asked what type of device I just plugged in(headphones,speakers,headset,etc) , but I disabled it. How do I enable it again?

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As you know a desktop cpu has 3 audio in,audio out and mic...however my laptop has only 2...a mic one and a out one (the one with earphone picture) if i need to use the audio in jack for a external video capture...where do i place that audio cable? mic jack?...


A:Audio In Jack

yes i would try that and see how it works out

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I am searching for a way to play the audio from my pc to my speakers and my stereo set.

my stereo has a USB connection, my speaker set uses a mini-jack.

When I plug both in, only 1 plays the actual audio.
I googled around and it seems that that's just the way how windows 7 is programmed.
I download virtual audio cable to try and fix it, but I didn't know my way around it, started fiddling and failed.

My question is, can I forward the sound to the stereo-set and still have the same sound playing from the speakers?

Also, since it's actually a 2.0 and a 2.1 set, would it be possible (by using specific software) to make it a 4.1 set and so make it behave as such?

I hope it's understandable what I wrote, if it isn't, tell me and I'll try to explain myself better.

EDIT: since it's a problem in the software of windows 7, I put it in this section, is that okay?

E2: Also, my pc sometimes just freezes up and plays sound at 1/10 of the speed, cracks and then after 10 seconds just revives and goes along as if nothing happened.

E3: Also, at startup I sometimes see a glimpse of the command prompt (cmd.exe) could this be a bad sign or am I just paranoid?


A:Multiple sound output through USB and mini-jack (on windows 7)

The audio source on your computer will only play on one output at a time. You could plug a Y jack into the headphones port and send that signal to 2 inputs, but it won't go to USB

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can the audio jack be replaced on an Inspiron 15 N5010 or is it part of the motherboard?

A:Audio Jack Replacement

Thank you for posting, the audio jack is integrated on the system board.  Unfortunately, to replace the audio jack you will need to replace the entire system board.


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I have a strange problem with my PC's front audio jacks:
I use my computer with a television through HDMI, in order to get sound through the TV. The TV's headphone jack is difficult to get to and plug something into, and my computer has an audio jack on the front (which has never worked until now)
I got it working today by playing around with the settings in Realtek HD Audio manager; however, whenever I plug my earphones into the PC, they are not switched to and audio continues to play out of the TV. To make use of the audio jack I have to switch it to the default device, and then audio will play through my earphones.

This may sound lazy but I don't want to have to go through that every time I want to use my earphones. Consider that I will most likely be in the middle of a game, so it would be a pain to quit out, change the default device and start said game up again - especially if it's a multiplayer game.

I shall point out now that the only way I could get the front audio jack to work in the first place was to disable auto detection in Audio Manager.

So, what I'm asking is, is there any way to make it switch to the audio jack when I plug in my earphones?

A:PC not switching to audio jack


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Every 2 - 5 min my computer will say a audio jack is unplugged and it will automatically saying audio jack plugged in but audio is cut for a short time and it is quite annoying. i just built it yesterday and everything else is working fine.

Thanks, Flyer.

A:Audio Jack Unplugged

Have you tried a google search to see if any of the hits apply to your problem?

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Hello out there!

I have a HP desktop system with the standard audio jacks on the rear.

Evidentally the audio out jack is defective. It only works after I spray some contact cleaner into it, and only then for a day or so. Then is goes back to scratchy/intermittent sound, or none at all until I spray more contact cleaner into it.

I already replaced the male part of the jack itself, and that didn't help anything. So, I took the HP covers off hoping I could access the female jack end for some more in-depth cleaning. But, I found all of the jacks are covered by a single metallic box which appears to be mated to a circuit board.

Any thoughts on how I can fix this?

I was thinking of sticking a very small amount of aluminum foil in the port to make better contact, but I'm afraid that might cause even more problems, and I may not be able to get the foil back out.

Any thoughts?


A:Solved: Help with audio jack please...

If you have an available expansion slot on the motherboard you might be able to add a sound controller card. It might be your safest and least expensive option.

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I play on a gaming PC so always I use the headset I have to play with others. Before I would have to twist the two plugs (headphones+mic) a bit in order for me to get the message "You have plugged in a headset". Now after switching Power supplies I don't get that message whatsoever. It seems as if those jacks as well as the ones on the back don't work and do not respond. I can't set my headset sound device as my default because it says my headset isn't plugged in. I've tried this for multiple headsets and speakers and have gotten the same results. The USB Jack is fine just those small circle hole jacks that you are supposed to plug in for headsets and speakers. Same Jack like the one on the iPhone. Sorry, I don't know much about computers so it's a bit hard to explain but please help.

A:Audio Jack Not Working

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The audio jack on my Acer laptop isn't working properly. When I plug in my headphones the sound is working but the laptop speakers are working at the same time and Realtek nor Windows aren't sensing that any headphones are plugged in.

This is what Realtek Audio Manager looks like with or without my headphones plugged in.

And this is what Sound in Control Panel looks like.


A:Audio jack problem

It sounds like a hardware issue - when you plug the phones in, the plug should deflect a contact in the socket, either breaking the connection to the speakers, or tripping a circuit which does that electronically. If you can access the works of the socket, you may be able to fix it by bending the contact (slightly!) so it works, else replace the socket.
Hope this helps

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I need my headphone audio Jack repalace I just need to know how to fix it please and thank you.

A:Audio Jack replaced

It is soldered to the mainboard so it would be a difficult repair.  You might want to use something like the Sabrent USB audio adapter instead.

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Hi Guys,I am facing a problem with the headphone jack on my G570 laptop. When I plug the headphone, it is getting detected and the system shows it is using the headphones as the default playback device. But, I am unable to hear the audio through the headphones. I tried different headphones, tried reinstalling the audio drivers. Nothing was useful.Please help me in rectifying the problem. Thank you.

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Hey I just bought a Steelseries siberia V1.This particular headphone has two parts ,headphone and a single mic,  while my laptop has just one.I bought a splitter(one male to two female) but it doesnt recognise it as a valid deviceAlso if try to exchange them for V2 then what will be the solution...Maybe there is a software problem ....Help me out pls The headphones cost me my allowance!!....Can't return them too...

A:Audio Jack Problem

Hi @red9, Welcome to HP Forums! I came across your post and wanted to help. Do you mean that you have one combo jack on your laptop for both audio and mic, but your headphone has two plugs for separate audio and mic? You may need a adapter like this: You can also review the document below if the audio driver is not working right:HP Notebook PCs - No Sound or Distorted Sound from Speakers (Windows 10)The latest audio driver is sp71918.exe Let me know if it helps. This is a great question other customers may also be wondering about; please click the Accept as Solution if you feel this post has helped you, or could help others. You can say thanks easily by clicking the Thumbs Up below!      Regards, 

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Hi all, my notebook has only one audio output jack for headphones so my question is: how can I record from an esternal audio source using my notebook ??? For example I'd like to record the audio coming from my digital piano.ThanksLuciano 

View Solution.

A:No input audio jack

You can possibly do it with USB.

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so about a year ago i ran out of my room in a hurry and my audio cord got stuck on my foot and half the needle is broken inside. is there any way to cut it off from the computer so i can use the other jack

A:Audio jack e3120

It's called a pin not a needle. The "other" jack is probably not connected to the motherboard if you have already tried to use it. The audio cord is trash. You will have to replace it

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I have a portege R500 with Windows Vista Business operating system. Up untill just recently I was able to play music via Windows Media Player to my external speakers plugged into the headphone jack and powered from the USB port. I have updated all my drivers with Driver Detective. I don't know where to start looking to fix this problem

A:Audio Jack - No sound

This problem is now fixed at the same time as my Display problem was fixed
Refer to my solution described there

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Well this is a real simple question, but I want something that you can plug speakers into, to make it have like 2 ends coming off it (if that makes sense). What I want to do for instance, is have the same set of speakers plugged into two different computers. The computers are about 2 feet apart so it doesn't have to be real long either. I want this because I have a 2.1 sound set up on my better computer that I use mostly for games, but it goes noticeably slower while running iTunes and then sometimes the music skips. I don't plan on playing a sound from both computers at the same time either. What I'm asking is, what are these called, or can someone give me a link? I couldn't find anything on newegg, but i think that might be because I don't know what they are called. Thanks for the help!

A:Audio Jack Splitter

It's called a "Y" splitter, and you can get them at Radio shack (I've purchased them there before to use my headphones and speakers on 1 soundcard without having to unplug the headphones to use the speakers).Here's a little diagram...hope it helps. It should be exactly what you need, so you can take it down to the local computer store and show them what you want to do. You'll have to buy some more speaker wire (Female to Male) to run between the Y splitter and the computer(s).On the flip side, you might get out of it cheaper if you just buy a new 2.1 set of speakers ($15 HERE from Walmart).Hope this helps...if not then let us know!

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The headphone/microphone jack on my laptop doesn't work. I have tried multiple headphones with it and i get the same result each time. I have tried looking for solutions but nothing has worked.

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I want to use my headphones for sound only and use the internal microphone for speaking, but my computer (Omen Laptop 15t) has a combo jack. How do I make it recognize my headphones as only headphones and not as a microphone also?

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ok heyy i was wondering if anyone could help me i have a zoostorm computer, i have the 32 bit windows vista basic i think
i have speackers plugged into the rear green jack but no sound comes out, its only comming out the fron jack ? how can i switch it to the rear jack ?

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Got this laptop today and my earphones don't seem to fit? The earphones are standard Sony earphones with 3.5 mm jack. Couldn't find any specification for the headphone out jack of the laptop anywhere,hence this post.Hope someone can help? Atleast with the correct jack size so that I can buy a new one..Regards

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The docking station has a jack for headphones. It is theoretically convenient to have the headphones always plugged there, but, when I plug them the speakers disconnect. I sometimes want to hear from my speakers and sometimes via the headphones, and connecting and disconnecting the headphones is annoying. Is there a way to enable and disable the docking jack via software (an app or something similar)?  

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Good Evening all !
I received a Fujitsu Siemens Laptop with Windows Vista basic on it, wich had to be reformated. After that, I've installed all drivers, and everything that it suppose to have.

Everything is working perfectly, all the drivers are ok, but the two plug (Mic/Audio) don't work. The computer's speakers work fine, the problem is just with those sockets.

The owner of the PC told me that they were working fine before... !

Well... any ideas ??

Thank's in advance !

A:Audio/Mic Jack's not working...

Question solved... reinstalled the drivers !
Thank's anyway !

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Hi, I am using HP ENVY 15 X360 PC since 1 year 11 months it was working nice but from yesterday night onwards my laptop auido jack stopped working.  I have restarted and shotdown sometimes, though its not working.  I thought audio driver got issue but it shows drives is upto date. Am just worrying that  my lap top warranty period got expired.  I really want to know that still u guys able to give support or not.  I apprciate if u guys give me a solution to this issue.   Thanks in advance.  Regardsavinash 

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My headphones broke off inside and I have no way of getting them out at the moment, is there anyways for me to disable my audio jack I'm pretty sure I already have it says sounds are coming out of my speakers but I hear nothing help?

A:How to disable audio jack?

As you have a desktop (that's what you list) you can remove the connector at the motherboard for the front panel headphone/mic jacks. Unless HP has a proprietary connection, there will be a connector for the "HD Audio" (Or on older systems AC97).

If its not marked on the motherboard, check the HP documentation to find it.

That will get the speakers working again, until you can get a new front panel assembly for the case.

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Audio jack is not working in my laptop Dell Inspiron15 series 3521.
When i plug my earphones in the audio jack of my laptop and play music then audio is played in speakers not in earphones.

A:Audio Jack Not working

You didn't say which Windows version and bit version is running in that Dell laptop.

What's the exact "service tag' number and/or "express service code" number on it?

Have you checked its volume control and sound properties settings?


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Hi. I just bought this Acer Aspire ES1-431-C6WA 4 days ago and my headphones does not fit the jack. There is nothing stuck inside the jack. My earphones are working on my other devices and it fits on my other Laptop (Acer aspire 1825PTZ). Please help

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Hello all. This is my first topic. I used the forum's hardware detecting too with success. Great software. And great community either. As I've see there are lots of people here with both high windows technical skill and will to help.

My issue: no audio in the front jack. I plug phones on it and I got no sound from any software or media at all.

Back jack is working fine.

I've seen many people posting here about this same issue but I could not find a solution regarding my system's specs.

Any help would be welcome.

A:No audio in the fron jack

You list "High Definition Audio Device" as the sound card which suggests all you have is the generic, basic function, Windows installed sound drivers instead of the correct motherboard vendor's sound drivers. If this is the case, the first thing to do is install the correct Biostar provided sound drivers.

Second, has the front panel mic jack ever worked? Can you plug in a mic to the rear Pink mic jack and will it work there? Is the front panel connection to the motherboard plugged in and correct? If the front panel connection has an HD Audio plug that should be used over the older AC 97 connection, as the HD Audio (with correct sound driver) has sensing that the AC97 does not have.

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hi, can anyone help me? I have a hp dv67216tx. In this laptop audio is not working and head phones jack is not even detecting as plugged in! I have installed all the necessary drivers from the Hp support website.  Did anyone face this problem.  Is that a hardware problem or software problem ( In my device manager it is showing as working)

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im having a problem with my audio jack for more than a year, ive already done many formats and new drivers installs, nothing seems to work.
when i plug my headphones in, it just doesnt  do anything, like literally nothing.
i would like to know what i can do about it, any help is helpful.
My laptop is dell inspiron 3521

A:Audio jack problem

Hello. sorry for the delay in replying but some problems with the Dell forum prevented me from seeing your post until now.
On the Inspiron 3521 model, there were some headphone jack problems related to one specific version of the Realtek audio driver. However the issue did not affect the Windows native audio driver, so if you have already tested the jack with the native driver then it could be a hardware problem.
To test, switch between the Realtek and the native driver.
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, then no need to restart.[To get back to the Realtek driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]
If the headphone jack does not work while you are using the native driver then it is almost certainly a hardware failure, especially if you have tried different sets of ... Read more

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I use w10 on 3 devices, a mid range gaming PC, linx7 tablet, and lumia640. On the whole the experience is pretty good, syncing works well, reminders, alarms, contacts etc. This was one of the reasons I opted for android early, using chrome on a PC gave a similar, yet skimmed down, one OS feel.
I've not had one BSOD since updating the 'rig', my mobile works great, and the tablet is amazing for ?49! I was talking to my father in law who uses all 3 main OSs every day, and we both agree that windows just feels more 'grown up' than iOS or android. He wants a win10 phone next to replace his android (he'll have to keep the company iPhone4).
So like I said, does anyone else have a similar experience?

A:Who else uses w10 across multiple devices?

yeah i have no probs with my Lumia 920, HP work laptop and 2 of table computers at home.

just pisses me off to have the same background on each computer and i seem not to be able to find a setting to keep that sync out

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I want to use the audio simultaneously from my ati 4550 HDMI, Sony blue-tooth speaker via usb BT dongle, 3.5mm jacks on my mobo, and also from a spdif and digital coax linked to the mobo via on board header to expansion bracket with ports.

I know this all may sound like overkill, however I don't have the funds for high end switches / replicators, etc. So manually changing them has been a hassle.

I have done some reading and I know se7en doesn't let you. I did this with xp x64.

Anyone know of a "work-around" or hack to enable all devices at once?

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From what I see, you can only have one "Default" Playback device so I doubt that what you want to do can be accomplished.

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Hello, Last month I built my own computer. I am having a problem with my Front I/O audio jacks.

- Headset is Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD

- I have went into BIOS and enabled my Front I/O

- My front I/O is properly connected to my Motherboard

- My driver is Realtek HD R267 (Newest driver)

I have looked up this problem for quite some time but can't find a way to fix it. People have said to go into Realtek Audio HD Manager and click on the folder next to analog and untick disable front detection. I don't have this folder.

Any help is appreciated i'm 16, this is my first computer build myself. If you need anymore details just ask me below.

Thank you.

A:Front I/O Audio Jack not working.


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Hey I've been having a hard time separating channels on my onboard sound card ever since putting on Windows 7. This is a computer that is built inside my car. I am using RCA to 3.5'' to connect the speakers to the computer. I have front speakers in the green, rear speakers in the blue jack, and subwoofer in the pink. This always worked perfectly on the Windows XP Realtek Driver, but I can't figure out how to get it to work with the Windows 7 Realtek driver, it only lets me do audio out on the Green port. I really don't want to use Windows XP, so if you guys could help me out that would be great!

A:Seperate Audio Jack Channels.

Have you been into your audio/soundcard properties and set it up in 5.1 speaker arrangement. sounds to me like it is still on the default, 2.1 two speaker setup just on your green output port

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My computer is a Dell Dimension 2400. The output audio jack in the rear will intermittently cause a loud hum when I connect to my stereo, which goes away when you wiggle the connector in the jack. Headphones connected to the same jack are fine. I just invested in a new Monster cable. Strangely, I also just noticed that the hum will also be affected if I jiggle the power strip. I am comfortable soldering surface mounted parts. How can I fix this? Can I get a replacement part?


A:Rear Audio Jack Loud Hum

You might want to pwer the computer down and run a pipe cleaner with some isopropyl alchohol on
it to clean the contacts.
You also might be able to use a small jewlers screw driver to bend the contacts out slightly.
Be careful when doing this.
You are getting a buzz because the ground is not contacting properly.
I have a front port with the same problem.

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hi there,
I is there a way to change a 3.5 jack to audio header so that i can plug it into my motherboard. i have googled it and would this be ok my motherboard is a asus sabertooth x79. the reason why i was wondering is there i was thinking about buying a built in speaker for my pc a i have a spear drive bay.

A:3.5 jack to audio header converter

I am assuming you want to install something like this into your drive bay? (or something similar?)
STW STW-9005 5.25" Drive Bay Desktop Computer Audio Stereo Speaker - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

Never seen a 3.5mm phono to a 10 pin AAFP motherboard header connection but one could easily be built. Easiest way would be to remove a front panel I/O connector from an old case. Connect the 10 pin AAFP side to your motherboard, then connect your drive bay speakers male 3.5mm connection to the female 3.5mm line out connection.

Just to note ? the motherboard AAFP audio connection is line level only. Good enough for low impedance headphones and connections to a powered, self-amplified speaker(s). But it may not have enough power to drive a speaker without amplification. In fact, trying this may even damage your motherboard. Make sure whatever drive bay speakers you are installing has a built in amplifier.

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i have a acer ax1700-u3700 desktop computer. the front audio jack makes a static audio noise when moving the mouse. but when im not moving it it doesnt make noise. its worse when i click the start button and look threw the stuff on the menu. all drivers are current. upgraded bios to lastest at least i think. help plz

A:static from front audio jack??????

My first thought is to have you make and unmake the connection into that front plug many times and even hit it with air or better yet to use a little contact enhancer on the pin and make and unmake the connection. What happens is if the connections are barely being made then noise and interference can make it's ugly and noisy presence known.

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Hello. I have been using my TurtleBeach EarForce P11 headset for a long time and just yesterday, they stopped working. After a long time of looking in to it and trying to find the problem, I found out what's wrong. Please see pictures below

The audio jack is meant to be recognized on my TurtleBeach headset, not the Realtek HD audio. I don't know how to change it so that the audio jack is recognized on my turtlebeach headset. I currently get no sound through my headphones because of this. The headphones are enabled and set as my default device. I have searched around for a while trying to look for a fix to the problem and so far, nothing works. Any help would be very greatly appreciated. Thanks

A:Audio jack for headphones not being found

Your pictures are not showing up.

Here is how to post screen shots on this forum: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I'm running a Dell U3415W monitor connected via HDMI, using the monitor speakers.  When I plug headphones into the top audio jack, a notification pops up informing me I have done so, but no sound comes from the headphones and the monitor speakers continue to play.  If I do the same thing using the rear audio output, the monitor speakers cut off and audio is routed to the headphones.  This worked on my XPS8300.  What am I doing wrong?

A:XPS8900 Top Audio Out Jack Not Working

I have the same problem !

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I am currently using an Asus laptop with windows 8.
The laptop only has 1 usb port and an audio combo jack.

I have bought several headsets with mics with either the combo audio cable or one with the 2 cables and used s connector to plug them in to the audio jack and the mic won't work. The headphones work fine and sound great but no matter what I do it will only pick up the mic that comes installed on the laptop.

This is not a problem if I use the usb port but that is no longer an option since the tracpad has stopped working.

I've tried several solutions I've seen posted on the forms and so far nothing has worked. Is this a lost cause for me?

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Hello there ,
my friend is having so much trouble with his computer, his operating system is vista basic ,
the problem that he is having is this.....
the jack plugs are all mixed up, we have tried for days to try and sort this out. we have uninstalled his realtek software , then reinstalled the latest version, but to no avail.
we have tried to sort the jacks out through the hd audio control panel and reassign them but they wont change.
I know that when you plug the jack into the computer it normally picks up you have plugged in a device , and that you select the mic or the speakers ... but this aint happening there anyone out there that can give me any help or suggestions with this please.... thanks in advance

A:realtek audio jack mixup

Hello flukezoid and welcome to the Vista Forums

Could you provide some further information on the actual hardware involved,
is this a desktop or laptop
is it a "major Brand" or "hand built"

Quite often with home builds the actual physical connections are not made or the bios settings can be incorrect you may want to check the bios first to see that the correct options are set anyway as many systems have alternatives

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Since yesterday my laptop has been doing something very weird. I can't get any audio through the headphone jack. The laptop's speakers work fine. When I plug in the headphones then the sound continues to come out of the speakers. When I check the sound devices it shows that the headphones are plugged in (the audio test works with the headophones) but the music will continue to play through the speakers. What's worng here and how do I fix it?


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A:Audio jack not working properly

If you haven't changed any sound configuration, try a System Restore back to a date when it did work properly. This may fix the problem.

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I have a windows 10 laptop and up until yesterday everything was fine , and suddenly it seems that my audio jack doesn;t detect my headphone. I connect my headphone to the audio jack, but the sounds just came out my laptop's speaker. I've tried to switch to my earphone and the result is the same. I've tried several solutions like uninstalling my driver or trying to get to the sounds properties , but the results are the same. Please give me your help , and btw I'm new here.

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The audio jack on the back works, just the one on the front doesn't work.I googled to find a fix but i didn't find one that works for me.What i know right now is that the front's device is using avnex virtual audio device and the one I'm using (the back) is realtek high definition audio.I'm not pro at these stuff so sorry if you cant understand what I'm saying
help is appreciated
pic(s) if needed VVV

A:Front audio jack not working?

Hi taikor,
This may be stating the obvious but if you haven't tried this may work.
As per your screen shot click on the top speakers >set default should light, click on it> click OK > exit.
Hope that might help you

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Speaker audio works fine. Headphones do not recieve any audio signal. Speakers do not play when headphones are plugged in, as they should.  I could not find an official troubleshooting page for this problem on Windows 10. 

View Solution.

A:No audio output from headphone jack

Tried some troubleshooting from another thread, and a hard reset seemed to have done the trick

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Hello, I recently bought a new PC and I've immediately run into an audio problem that I can't figure out. I'm getting no sound at all from the rear audio jack. I'm getting sound from the front jack, and the rear mic jack works. When I plug something into the rear jack, a message pops up acknowledging that there is something there. When I've checked the sound settings while plugged into the rear jack, the equaliser is moving, indicating that it IS receiving sound. But nothing is coming out when I plug headphones or speakers in. I can rule out a fault with the speakers and headphones, since they work just fine coming from the front. All of the drivers are up to date. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:No sound from rear audio jack

Hi there @PrimoFigs, I hope you find your Support Forum experience a positive one! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that you are not getting sound from your speakers when plugged into the rear audio out ports. I am happy to give you a hand with this. Have you tried to connect another device to that port whether it is a different set of speakers or ear buds , headphones just to test if any of them work? Is anything plugged into the front port at the same time? If yes, then disconnect that device, and try the back port again, and let me know if there is a change. Also give this a try: HP Desktop PCs - No Sound from the Speakers (Windows 8). Please let me know whether any of hose suggestions work for you, and if one does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.  

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I've seen lots of posts about audio jack issues but none with my system.  I have an AlienWare 15 with Windows 10.  It won't detect the 3.5mm audio jack.  I have the Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di driver, states it is up to date.  Tried uninstalling it an rebooting but it seems to stay installed.  When I have headphones plugged in and try to detect disabled and disconnected devices it doesn't show anything.  I can get USB headphones to work but really just want to be able to plug into the headphone jack!
Thanks for any help,

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When connecting a mini stereo to the PC, can the headphone jack be utilized if there is no audio out as such? I am wanting to use Pinnacle Systems Clean Plus software to convert my LPs.
Thanks, Blitz

A:Audio out vs head phone jack

Have a look at this link. IT should contain some information about sound quality and things:
I'd also just suggest giving it ago and seeing what the quality is like. Good luck.

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