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


18 Jun 2010   #31

windows 7 34 bit
 
 

When you click on the properties for the stereo mix, you can see you have a lot more options



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13 Apr 2012   #32

Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Windows XP SP3
 
 

My system showed the same problem: After installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview there was no audio output from the front headphone jack. The jack worked fine in XP SP3

Extreme Timnah's steps to find the Realtek HD Audio Panel worked for me, except I did not need his steps 8 and 8.

Environment Information:
Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64 bit
Motherboard Asus M3A using onboard sound (with specifications listing Realtek ALC883 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC)
Realtek High Definition Audio Codecs driver Version R.268 for Windows 7 64 bits.

Asus did not have the audio driver for Windows 7. I downloaded the Realtek driver from here: Realtek.

E.T. originally posted instructions to find and install the sound drivers and BIOS update as well.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Extreme Timmah View Post
to complete the setup you need to check/change a couple of settings.

1 open the CONTROL PANEL.
2 click on the hardware and sound option
3 at the bottom of the list Find the Realtek HD Audio Panel.
4 click on this option.

5 on the right of the display, you will see a graphic of the Audio connection sockets. Analog shows the rear panel. there will be a new set called FRONT Panel.
this isn't present if you don't do the BIOS change above.

6 there is a little yellow folder near the Analog channels.
7 click it and TICK the Disable front panel detection. then close it.

{I did not need these steps - Jecid}
8 on the top right of the Audio Panel just below the EXIT X, you will see the text Device Advanced Settings underlined.
9 Click to open and check the dot is in the Mute rear output device when front headphone plugged in and not in the other one (the other one allows both channels to play sounds at the same time).

This is how i did mine hope it helps someone else, i'm not sure if this will work with laptops, i would suspect there will be something in the bios to this effect on many newer laptops.

NOTE not everyone will need to do the bios settings, you can tell easy enough once the driver has installed. open the audio panel and if there is no support for front panel or the yellow folder and you have no sound from you phones, you need to do the bios part.
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23 Jul 2012   #33

Wondows 7 starter x32 bit
 
 
YES, works on me too.....

MasterChin20988 said:
"OPEN up sound manager. Look for the little yellow folder ICON up right corner below DEVICE ADVANCE SETTINGS. Click on it. Select disable front detection... It was there all along "

Yeah, i got it work to.....



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21 Aug 2012   #34

Windows 7-64 Home Premium
 
 

The regedit bit did not do it for me. Finally, I started wiggling and rotating my mike plug in the front panel, and suddenly it lit up as a recognized device. Surface oxidation?

Still looking for manual control of my jacks. No little folder on my audio manager.

I am also having fits trying to get a bt headset showing as mic and earphone, too. I finally got it to pair, but not to do anything. Same dongle and headset work fine in vista 32 laptop. So many ways to derail audio! Room for a smart tool.
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29 Oct 2012   #35

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've had a Windows 7 machine A7n8x motherboard with Realtek HD Audio working with no issues at all for a while with the little option available to disable front panel detection.

I think there was a Windows Update driver change that updated my realtek drivers and now that option has disappeared... and my front panel behaved differently.

I had to work around what used to be possible to configure from the Realtek HD Audio manager by going into my bios (as mentioned earlier in the forum) to enable AC97 audio... This seems to allow the front panel detection to remain on at all times, and I've also selected 'Device Advanced Settings' in RHDAM to 'Separate all input jacks' and 'Make front and rear output devices playback two different audio streams simultaneously'.

The previous poster reported that if he pushed in the headphone jack into the front panel it seemed to detect, so he wondered if it were a hardware problem... I think this is a red herring, as I experienced the same behaviour and briefly thought the same, but the connection would be extremely flakey and the slightest touch would send the computer into a detect/not detect loop, but like I say, I knew that my front panel was working fine before this phantom driver update, and implementing the above I could get the headphones working fine also, so it can't be a bad connection?

My only problem now is that it doesn't autodetect that I've plugged headphones in, and switch to the headphones as a default device, I have to manually open the RHDAM and set the default to my headphones (front panel), or surround sound (back panel) before being able to work. Not the end of the world, but am irritated that a driver update has essentially made me take a step backwards.

I could try to uninstall and install the older driver, but have spent too long on this now, I rarely use headphones (when I manage to wake before our toddler!), so will live with the workaround.
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04 Nov 2012   #36

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi!
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04 Nov 2012   #37

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi!

I have the same problem with headphones. In the front panel I have plugged microphone and headphones, headphones aren't working but the mic is.
But when I plug them in the rear panel both of them are working.

I also have speakers plugged in the rear panel and they are working fine until I plug the headphones in the front panel, then they stop working. When I unplug headphones the speakers start working again.

And another thing, when both the headphones and the speakers are plugged in, the 1st in the front and the 2nd in the rear panel, the speakers are working when the box is marked for AC'97 in the Realtek panel - connection settings, but when I change it to HD they stop working.
If the headphones are unplugged, the speakers are working no matter which box is marked.

I've updated audio driver for motherboard from this site Download Asus P8B75-V Realtek Audio Driver 5.10.0.6526 6.0.1.6526 for XP/ Vista, Windows 7 Driver for Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows XP X64 / Windows Vista64 / Windows 7 / Windows 7 x64 - Softpedia

Then I followed your instructions - Extreme Timmah, but in my bios there are two options for FRONT PANEL: 1) HD; 2)AC'97. It was set to HD and I changed it to AC'97. But when I went to Realtek panel, there wasn't a new set FRONT PANEL or yellow folder. Everything stayed the same way and the headphones still aren't working.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Extreme Timmah View Post
This is how i got the headphones working under windows 7.

My System is no particular make with an Asrock motherboard and on board HD audio by Realtek.

If a previous version of the driver is installed.

1 download the latest driver from the motherboard manufacturers site.
2 extract the new driver to a file.
3 Run the driver setup, It will carry out an uninstall of the old driver first.
4 reboot as instructed when uninstall has completed.

To install the new driver and set up the bios.

1 open the folder you extracted the driver too and run the setup.exe.
2 when the driver has installed allow the system to restart.
3 when the system is restarting press whichever key takes you into the bios, before windows starts.
4 in the bios (typically a blue, keyboard controls menu system) right arrow across to the ADVANCED tab.
5 in this tab you are looking at a list of settings.
6 down arrow until you see FRONT PANEL, it should be set to [AUTO]
7 The selection should be Hilighted, Press ENTER to open the menu.
8 arrow down to select [ENABLE] and press enter.
9 Now goto the exit tab click the SAVE & EXIT option.

Your computer should now restart and boot into windows as normal.

to complete the setup you need to check/change a couple of settings.

1 open the CONTROL PANEL.
2 click on the hardware and sound option
3 at the bottom of the list Find the Realtek HD Audio Panel.
4 click on this option.

5 on the right of the display, you will see a graphic of the Audio connection sockets. Analog shows the rear panel. there will be a new set called FRONT Panel.
this isn't present if you don't do the BIOS change above.

6 there is a little yellow folder near the Analog channels.
7 click it and TICK the Disable front panel detection. then close it.
8 on the top right of the Audio Panel just below the EXIT X, you will see the text Device Advanced Settings underlined.
9 Click to open and check the dot is in the Mute rear output device when front headphone plugged in and not in the other one (the other one allows both channels to play sounds at the same time).

If anyone has another idea how to fix this, other than what I've already tried, please help. I would be really thankful if I could solve this.
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29 Jul 2013   #38

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

"The last post in this thread was 268 days ago. If your post is not directly related to this discussion please consider making a new thread."
My issue is directly related to this. I have the newest realtek drivers, but there are no folder and "Disable front panel jack detection" checkbox anywhere. USB headphones works 100%, but the front/rear jack plugs does not work. I have tried several jack-plug speakers/headphones, no sound.




I have tried both AC97 and HD audio, in the BIOS and here. Nothing works.
I currently have my speakers connected, and you can see that the "Speakers" says "Not plugged in."
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