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Windows 7: Headphones not being detected


24 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Headphones not being detected

I just bought a GE earbud/microphone headset. There were two plugs, one for the microphone and one for the headset. The microphone works perfectly, but for whatever reason I can't hear anything in the earbud. When I go to Playback Devices to make it the default device, it doesn't even appear in the list.

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24 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

For one...when u plug it into the headphone jack....it should just work. Any headphones work right out the box when u plug em into the PC. At least for me it does.

Make sure your volume is clicked on. I remember it happening to me before. Somehow Windows just turned it off.
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24 Aug 2010   #3

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Please fill out your system specs.

Is your audio realtek? If so ...

Goto Realtek Audio HD manager in systray
Goto AudioIO tab and see where is the headphone/speaker symbol
There should be only one such symbol depending on where u have connected the headphones(front/rear)
If you find headphone symbol repeating at some other place, change it to something else
Now everything will work

I have a Dell notebook and have to specify what device is going in the jack.
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24 Aug 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by numberQ View Post
I just bought a GE earbud/microphone headset. There were two plugs, one for the microphone and one for the headset. The microphone works perfectly, but for whatever reason I can't hear anything in the earbud. When I go to Playback Devices to make it the default device, it doesn't even appear in the list.
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24 Aug 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by numberQ View Post
I just bought a GE earbud/microphone headset. There were two plugs, one for the microphone and one for the headset. The microphone works perfectly, but for whatever reason I can't hear anything in the earbud. When I go to Playback Devices to make it the default device, it doesn't even appear in the list.
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