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Windows 7: Front jack not working for Realtek HD Audio on Windows 7

10 Jan 2010   #21

Windows 7
 
 

People I have a serious problem with my sound card. When I bay my computer I didn't remember is it work on XP SP2 buth from post I sow it I can find couple of things like digital output or the yellow folder who is show in right corner of the window. I have a yellow connector on backside of the computer buth don't show in menu. So can you help me how to activate my front panel. Also to not forget I have instaled new drivers from internet for Realtek for Windows 7 and now is show Audio Drive Version 6.0.6016, DirectX version 11 ,Audio Controler HD Audio and Audio codec ALC883/ALC662. Now my rear green connector when I play music on 2.1 channel Is grambing. Tell me how to activate the front panel to use MIC and Headphone or change the blue connector be green and green be blue. Tell me is it posible.

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10 Jan 2010   #22

Windows 7
 
 
Activate Front Panel

People I have a serious problem with my sound card. When I bay my computer I didn't remember is it work on XP SP2 buth from post I sow it I can find couple of things like digital output or the yellow folder who is show in right corner of the window. I have a yellow connector on backside of the computer buth don't show in menu. So can you help me how to activate my front panel. Also to not forget I have instaled new drivers from internet for Realtek for Windows 7 and now is show Audio Drive Version 6.0.6016, DirectX version 11 ,Audio Controler HD Audio and Audio codec ALC883/ALC662. Now my rear green connector when I play music on 2.1 channel Is grambing. Tell me how to activate the front panel to use MIC and Headphone or change the blue connector be green and green be blue. Tell me is it posible.
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12 Jan 2010   #23

windows 7
 
 

I have the same problem here. I also can use my laptop's front jack but the speakers are find. after installing/uninstalling the most updated driver still it didn't work. worst thing is that i cant even find an option on bios about audio and i dont also have the audio manager after installing the driver. please help us.. i cant use my headset this way...thanks
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15 Jan 2010   #24

Windows 7
 
 

my computer same probleme i plug in my headset in the front jack and it worked than the next without reason it stopped working
i think i updated my driver and than it stopped working now i have audio driver 6.0.1.5953 and always it isnt working
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15 Jan 2010   #25

Windows 7
 
 

wooW i resolved my problem
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31 Jan 2010   #26

vista
 
 
Problem solved

Hi
Thanks for the tips. I downloaded the latest Realtek Audio driver from their site. Its version 2.41 for Vista and 7. Disable the Detect Front Jack option and now both front and rear jacks work together. Just like the Windows XP option.
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06 Apr 2010   #27

windows 7
 
 

Maybe solved already but its eating at me i have the same issue with my pc and i have installed the new drivers but still the front panel does not work i have also entered the bios for my pc but i dont see anything of the such any other ideas
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12 Apr 2010   #28

Windows 7
 
 
Worked Like a Dream!!!

"OPTION 2: Go to your BIOS and see under HD Sound/Audio something, then see front jack something change that so "AC' 97".. it STILL may not work if you follow option 2..... (coz i haven't tested it)..."

Brilliant! This worked for me, it's quite well hidden in the BIOS but it's under something like FP-audio.

As it says above, change this to "AC' 97" and your front panel will output the same as the rear panel which is exactly what I needed! Thanks so much to the original poster, what a great fix!
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26 Apr 2010   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I had this problem. I solved it.

(I have an AC'97 front panel and an ASRock M3A790GXH/128M with ALC890 onboard sound. Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit).

The problem is that the front panel audio is AC'97 spec whilst the motherboard is HD Audio spec. The AC'97 connector from the front panel as a result lacks two presence sensing wires (PRESENCE and J_SENSE) for each of the mic and headphone ports.

Port specs compared:
Desktop Boards — Front panel audio header pinouts

The motherboard manual said to set front panel audio in BIOS to "ENABLED". That option must have been out of date, because it only had AUTO or DISABLED. So AUTO was naturally the right option.

The manual also said in (CONTROL PANEL > SOUND > Realtek HD Audio Manager) to click the Folder or Spanner icon just under "Advanced Settings". Then to select "Disable Front Panel Jack Detection". This folder/spanner icon was not there on my computer, no matter if I tried the latest drivers or a whole range of older drivers. However, it apparently did not matter - perhaps that option is now deprecated.

NB: There is no option to select an AC'97 front panel in my BIOS (as such I think it auto determines this based on the wires connected - see below).

The solution was:
1) Install latest drivers from Realtek website (older ones worked too, but best make sure you're up to date).
2) NOT to use the connector block to connect the front panel wiring to the motherboard. Instead to use the individual jumper wires to connect only 5 pins. (My case wiring had the block as a unit with all wires connected and also separate jumpers for each wire coming out the back of the block). This is the KEY point of this solution!

On the case connector, DO NOT connect the two wires called RET-R and RET-L. On the motherboard connector, the corresponding ports not connected were called MIC_RET and OUT_RET (your motherboard manual should have a diagram). These appear to make the motherboard think it is connected to an HD Audio front panel, but as the two PRESENCE wires are not present from an AC'97 front panel, the computer will never think anything is plugged into the jacks and so not send/receive sound from them. Without the two RET wires plugged in, it appears to instead assume that it is dealing with an AC'97 front panel and the two jacks are permanently active. (As a result, unlike if you had an HD Audio front panel, the rear jacks aren't muted when using the front jacks - but I can live with this).

Hope this helps some people (I signed up only to post this).
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18 Jun 2010   #30

windows 7 34 bit
 
 
using front jacks for headphones

It appears many of us are struggling to get the headphones jacks working with win 7. I had the same problem and this is how I fixed it : First I made sure my drivers were up to date

Go To Control Panel
sound until you to you sound properties,clicked on the RECORDING tab you should see your mic ( if you have one), your line in and any other audio devices. Right click an a menu appears, were you can disable a device, make a device default and also allow you to see any hidden devices.
I clciked on show me hidden devices and low and behold a Stereo Mixer for Realtek appeared, I made this my default device and then check My Realttek audio manager, and noticed, the previously greyed out options were visible.

I didnt make any changes to my configuration other than this.

Now I can plug my headset into the front jack and get sound ONLY out of my headset, or I can pull the headset jack out and the sound goes directly back to the speakers. have a go you may get likely like me...


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