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Windows 7: cant use headphones with computer, pretty sure its not the headphones.


07 Apr 2014   #1

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cant use headphones with computer, pretty sure its not the headphones.

Hello all, I'm having a problem with my turtle beach x12's, and just headphones in general in my computer. i got turtle beach headphones quite a while ago, and i haven't needed to use the mic until now. before i have tried using it, but it has never worked. i dismissed it as a problem with the headphones, but didn't care because i didn't really need to use the mic. no i would like to talk to my friends in-game, but my headphones still don't work. i tried plugging them into the ports on my case and motherboard but to no avail. then, i tried to use some old crappy Logitech headphones to see if it is a problem with my PC, and they didn't work either. the nature of the problem is as follows: i know its not a mic problem, because i can hear myself fine when i flip the little switch. when i plug my headphones in, it doesn't show up in the recording devices, even with show disabled/ unplugged checked. i don't really know how to troubleshoot beyond that so i would appreciate your help. thanks in advance, Theweasels1.

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07 Apr 2014   #2

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

UPDATE: I installed skype to see if i could get it to work, and it said could not detect sound card. i have a really old mobo, so could it not have build in capabilities for recording? do i need a sound card?
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07 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theweasels1 View Post
UPDATE: I installed skype to see if i could get it to work, and it said could not detect sound card. i have a really old mobo, so could it not have build in capabilities for recording? do i need a sound card?
yes you could need a new one. If you have a really old motherboard as you say you do; chances are that it might not have on board recording capabilities. Plus imo the aftermarket add on sound cards I think are better in a lot of ways such as sound blaster, etc. Thats what i did with my custom built system. Even though my mb has on-board audio; I went with the existing sound blaster card i had in my previous system. In short yes you are better off getting a separate sound card.
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