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Windows 7: Front panel headphone jack problems


23 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Front panel headphone jack problems

I've seen similar posts regarding this, however none have helped so I'm starting my own one...hopefully someone can help.

I upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 64bit. In XP, I used the front panel headphone jack for hooking up to my TV, or headset. Since I've upgraded, this headphone jack doesn't work. The 'Manage Audio devices' in the control panel shows headphones as not connected in the front jack. The microphone works fine.

I've tried looking for updated drivers - I have the latest. I tried to switch the BIOS settings from HDaudio to AC97 - doesn't work. I tried to install the Soundmax High Definition Audio utility from my motherboard installation disk, but Windows 7 won't let me run the setup (not compatible with the OS).

Any advice / help would be appreciated.

System specs are:

Motherboard - ASUS P5N32-E SLI PLUS
Sound - (with the motherboard) Supreme FX Audio
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo 6600 2.4 GHz
Memory - 4 GB
Video - Geforce 8800 GTS 640MB
OS - Windows 7 64bit

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24 Oct 2009   #2

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Front side audio jack 'not plugged in'

I have the exact same motherboard : P5N32-E SLI.
I'm using the soundcard that came with the mobo (supreme fx).
Just upgraded from 32 bit Vista Home edition to 64 bit Win 7 Professional.
My front headphone jack has not worked since the upgrade.
Control Panel identifies the Headphones as 'not plugged in'.

In a slightly unrelated topic. My xbox 360 is hooked up to the line in port for sound at back of my pc. It was always a bit distorted with Vista (a problem I was too lazy to confront).
But since the upgrade to Win 7 the distortion has become intolerable.

Anyone out there who can help?
cheers.
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28 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 
Front panel headphone jack problems

I just installed Windows 7 two day ago and since installing, my headphones pluged into my front panel are not working. I have onboard sound with my Intel DP965Lt board.
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30 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Exactly the same problem here. My motherboard is Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe, and I'm using its own sound chip. The headphones (front panel jack) are reported as "Not plugged in" when they obviously are. Microphone works fine from the front panel, so there shouldn't be any hardware issue.

It worked perfectly in windows 7 RC which I upgraded from, now using Win 7 Pro 64bit.

Using the drivers from asus for vista 64bit, the front jack kinda works. I can't see it in the sound devices, but everything that goes to speakers, goes there too. So I prefer to get it working with the drivers from windows update, was great with the RC when you could just select different sound outputs for different programs, if the programs supported that. So I had ventrilo for voice chat from my headphones and everything else from speakers (default).

That seems to be impossible now. Any help would be greatly appreciated :/
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30 Oct 2009   #5

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcxajb View Post
I've seen similar posts regarding this, however none have helped so I'm starting my own one...hopefully someone can help.

I upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 64bit. In XP, I used the front panel headphone jack for hooking up to my TV, or headset. Since I've upgraded, this headphone jack doesn't work. The 'Manage Audio devices' in the control panel shows headphones as not connected in the front jack. The microphone works fine.

I've tried looking for updated drivers - I have the latest. I tried to switch the BIOS settings from HDaudio to AC97 - doesn't work. I tried to install the Soundmax High Definition Audio utility from my motherboard installation disk, but Windows 7 won't let me run the setup (not compatible with the OS).

Any advice / help would be appreciated.

System specs are:

Motherboard - ASUS P5N32-E SLI PLUS
Sound - (with the motherboard) Supreme FX Audio
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo 6600 2.4 GHz
Memory - 4 GB
Video - Geforce 8800 GTS 640MB
OS - Windows 7 64bit
I have the same problem but my motherboard is BIOSTAR-P4M900-M7 FE

is there any one solved this problem ???
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31 Oct 2009   #6

windows 7 Pro
 
 

Hi Rad this it might be helpful..

Front panel..
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31 Oct 2009   #7

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justyya View Post
Hi Rad this it might be helpful..

Front panel..

Quote:
Have you set the front panel in the BIOS to AC'97?
thanks but how i can do it ??
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31 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justyya View Post
Hi Rad this it might be helpful..

Front panel..
pcxajb already said in the first post that it didn't help. Tried it myself too and didn't do anything, even when uninstalling + reinstalling the device under windows.
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03 Nov 2009   #9

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

I updated my audio driver to 64 bit vista driver from 32 bit....got my front panel headphones back woooo!
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03 Nov 2009   #10

 
 
headphones not plugged in

Hey guys I just installed 7 a couple of hours of go and am am having the no headphone issues as well. some of you said that yuo had to change the bios settings. I have done it before with my dvd-rom but someone was walking me through it step by step. Can someoen give laymen term insturtion about getting my headphone jack working
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