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Windows 7: Realtek HD will not recognize my speakers


19 Nov 2011   #1

Win7 64bit
 
 

I'm at my wit's end with Realtek HD.

I put together my new machine yesterday and I'm thrilled with it. i2500k, 8gb GSkill, Samsung SSD and it flies. Took me a snap to install and just like a couple of years ago when I set up my old machine I've been at for 24 hours now, most of which have been awake trying to just get some damn sound to my speakers.

I've read hundreds of forum posts and tried everything from flashing the BIOS to various versions of the drivers but the results are always the same. No matter what port I plug my speakers into (a 2.1 system with a single 1/8th to 1/8th cable) Realtek will not recognize my speakers and will not even detect that a new device has been plugged in which is the most frustrating part.




As you can see from the images I'm getting output levels no problem whatsoever. And here's a couple of images of my settings:




Speakers are fine, they work with my iPod just perfectly. Adding more frustration I connected a USB webcam with built-in microphone and when I make a call I can be heard well.

Is there anything else that I should be looking at?

To add a little info, I just disconnected the front panel audio connectors from the motherboard and that didn't change a thing either.

I'm beginning to think that the jacks themselves might have been DOA.

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19 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The first thing I see is that you have the Realtek Digital set as the defult playback device. Normally, the "Speakers" is set as the default playback device. This many not fix the detection issue, but is one error in setup.
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19 Nov 2011   #3

Win7 64bit
 
 

Yes I'm aware of that.

I haven't understood the logic yet because every once in a while it detects speakers as the default device. And then it snaps back.

But even when it was detected at no point does it detect anything being plugged in. I'm more and more convinced that this is an issue of a manufacturing defect.
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21 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nerotic View Post
Yes I'm aware of that.

I haven't understood the logic yet because every once in a while it detects speakers as the default device. And then it snaps back.

But even when it was detected at no point does it detect anything being plugged in. I'm more and more convinced that this is an issue of a manufacturing defect.
It sure sounds like it to me. I'd say try and return the sound card, or get another one in the PC and see if that fixes it.
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