Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Headphone front jack is far too quiet


12 May 2011   #1

7 64bit
 
 
Headphone front jack is far too quiet

Hey

Recent problem, basically I've turned up all possible volume controls I can find, tried multiple programs, multiple headphones and earphones, and the problem remains = sound is fine when it's coming out my cheap 2.1 speaker set, but when I use the headphone jack, it's really quiet.

It's a PC with no sound card, motherboard Gigabyte SKT-1366 X58-USB3 Motherboard which has the realtek HD audio on it. I actually just saw the sticky about it switching output, which it used to do (I don't understand the fix at all), but I fixed it myself by uninstalling the realtek driver and letting windows install its own driver on a reboot, which worked.


I don't know if there's any more detail you need, but I can assure I've done all the basic stuff to increase the volume and it's maxed out at a very bearable medium voolume.

Thanks for any help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

12 May 2011   #2

7 64bit
 
 

UPDATE: I reinstalled the 2009 realtek driver from the motherboard's website and it's loud again, but I have the infuriating problem where it switches from headphones to speakers every 2 seconds. The realtek control panel is flickering so fast I can't even click on the "settings" button. It's like someone is repeatedly pulling out my jack, and it's confusing the system so much. All it says is "Reloading audio devices..." every single time, and the sound switches randomly between speakers and headphones.


I first thought this was a hardware problem but it looks like it's the driver. I cannot even begin to understand what the solution is in the sticky, because there is no clear description of the actual problem (whether it even relates to this) and also because I don't even know where to find ""HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE", search finds nothing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Go to the Realtek site to download the latest driver for that mobo.

It may be that the driver from Updates is the only acceptable current driver, which is why optional Updates hasn't delivered a newer one.

Do a google search for your model Realtek device to see if others have dealt with this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 Headphone front jack is far too quiet




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Headphone front jack is far too quiet
Thread Forum
Front panel headphone jack problems Sound & Audio
Solved Front audio headphone jack reversed stereo... Sound & Audio
Front End Headphone Jack doens't let all sound go through Sound & Audio
Front Headphone jack.. Sound & Audio
No Sound From Front Headphone Jack Sound & Audio
Solved Front headphone jack does not mute rear speakers Sound & Audio
Front input headphone jack does not work Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:29 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33