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Windows 7: Headphone jack light?

02 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home edition 64bit
Headphone jack light?

I have a red light in my headphone jack when I'm using windows 8 but then when I get back onto Windows 7 (dual boot) the light doesn't turn on. Does anyone know how I could turn it on?

Toshiba A500

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02 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

My guess would be that there's no driver for it yet in windows 8 other than the generic driver that windows 8 uses. What is the make and model of the head set you are using?
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02 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

I bet you the port doubles as an Optical S/PDIF port. Very common these days. The red light is the light source for the optical cable. Its on in Windows 8 because of a lack of drivers.
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