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Windows 7: Audio driver

01 Oct 2011   #1
matthewthebrave

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Audio driver

Hi,

For some time now, the audio jack socket on my laptop has been broken. I have tried all I can to fix it, but have had no luck. I know some laptops have a microphone and audio socket in one, so is it possible to install a driver to make my microphone able to plug speakers / headphones in? If there is, it would be great for me to know

Thanks


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01 Oct 2011   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

matthewthebrave, Welcome to SF.
To my knowledge there is no settings or software to accomplish this.

But this or something like it will solve your dilemma.
http://biz.tigerdirect.com/applicati...719&CatId=4335
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01 Oct 2011   #3
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

If the jack is mechanically/electrically broken then there is no way to load a driver to fix it. You could take it to a shop and ask them to replace the jack. Another alternative would be to use a USB sound card such as the Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro External USB Sound Card which would contain its own jacks.
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01 Oct 2011   #4
ripbox

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

staying along the lines of what strollin said, you best option is to use USB audio though i dont feel a USB soundcard is the right solution of all your after is personal Audio, if that is the case then just a set of USB headphones would be the best option since they run their own sound device
Also if you get the ones with a mic then you will not have to worry about the broken jacks at all
Logitech seem to have a good range of USB headsets with good clear mics for a reasonable price
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