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Windows 7: Headphones don't work

17 Jan 2009   #1

Headphones don't work

Headphones don't work for me for some reason. I have an HP laptop, and it has two headphone jacks, but if I connect to one of them, the sound still comes out of the speakers...

Anyone else have a similar problem, or is it just me?

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18 Jan 2009   #2


Anyone? I still need help...
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18 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

You need to go to your sound manager and disable your front panel detction and that should fix it, that is if you have sound manager which is for Realtek HD integrated sound.

If this is what you have you will also want to upgrade the drivers to the latest which is 2.14.
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18 Jan 2009   #4


Thank You Mister Grim, it works.
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03 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista

How do i get to sound manager and disable front panel detection?
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26 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7

I had to make the headphones the default device which you do by clicking on Sound in the Control Panel. So when you unplug your headphones the laptop speakers automatically become the default device.
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