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Windows 7: front panel headphones not working

16 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
front panel headphones not working

I have a Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 mobo and realtek HD Audio installed on my computer which is a Win 7 64-bit Home premium

prior to all this i had a major computer update i think it was close to 70MB or so, downloaded and installed it restarted computer, everything was working fine 2 days ago (12/14/2011)

I was trying to set up my ventrilo to play music directly through the sound card via winamp and a virtual audio cable, downloaded and installed everything and changed some of the settings within vent and winamp only. I did nothing to anything else on my computer, I decided that it was more trouble then it was worth and uninstalled the two programs, and thought no harm no foul, turned off my computer went to bed

Next day when i turned on my computer logged into vent, i couldn't hear anything, couldn't hear anything with my default music player also. Went through checked playback devices, and the Headset option was gone, the mic was still showing under recording devices, unplugged headphone, speakers started blarring music, plugged headphones back in message from RealTek Audio Manager says "a device has been plugged into your computer" went through the audio manager only see Device Output, speakers, Microphone, and digital input tabs but nothing with headphones.

read on a forum to uninstall audio drivers and reinstall them which i did with no luck, tryied restoring my computer to before the update and still nothing, and i have no clue what else i can do or check

any help is appreciated

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16 Dec 2011   #2


try right clik in empty area of playback devices and select show hidden or disabled....
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16 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

sry didn't mention tried right clicking in the playback area to show anything disabled only speakers and digital output are available.

I have also in the Audio Manager tired selecting it to play two separate audio streams to see if i could get something and now that i'm looking at it the green front panel jack is faded out. but i'm still getting a pop up from the audio manager whenever a plug-in or remove the headphone jack from the plug

Also read in another forum to disable the front panel jack detection in the Audio Manager, this did nothing except allow the speakers to play and it wasn't registering anything when i plugged the jack in which was a step in the wrong direction and undid this setting
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