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Windows 7: Possible fix when headphone jack has no audio, everything else normal

13 Jul 2016   #1
link626

windows 7
 
 
Possible fix when headphone jack has no audio, everything else normal

Possible Solution:
Put Windows to Sleep, then wake it up. Headphone jack audio will be restored.


Problem:
Headphone jack randomly stopped outputting audio.
volume control at 100% and appearing to work normally. Laptop internal speakers worked fine.
Windows detects headphones plugged in, but no sound in headphones.
Uninstall sound card and realtek drivers, reboot did not fix problem.

Tested Linux live CD and headphones worked in Linux.
So hardware was definitely not broken. Only Windows was broken.



(I had this issue recently, so I'm leaving this here for search engine results and anyone who has this problem in the future)


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15 Jul 2016   #2
greatfulAnon

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Holy crap i love you! I reinstalled Windows 7 recently to fix this problem after trying just about everything, but after a couple of Windows updates my headphone jack wasn't working again. Found your post after filtering search results to recent hits and this trick worked! This problem only creeped up a short while ago, so maybe it has to do with recent Windows updates.
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