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Windows 7: Easy fix for a pro?

20 Aug 2010   #1
ste20man

Windows 7 Home premium - 32 bit
 
 
Easy fix for a pro?

Hello,

I am currently enjoying creating music with FL9 on my new win 7 premhome computer.

The problem I am having is that when I use the front audio jack for earphones, I get no response. The speakers at the back that are pluged in contine to give sound and do ont mute.

Has anyone got a fix for this small probem?

It'd be good to hear any ideas,

Cheers,

Ste.


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20 Aug 2010   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Have you tested the headphones. Do they work if plugged in to the back speaker socket? If they do plug the speakers into the front socket to see if the socket is OK. Process of elimination!
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20 Aug 2010   #3
ste20man

Windows 7 Home premium - 32 bit
 
 

Hi Mitchell.

I have checked the headphones and they work at the back jack but not in the front. This holds true whether I leave the jack at the back free or not.

This is a great forum by the way.

I've never seen so much stuff catalogued as well as this before.

Kudos to all I say.

Ste.
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20 Aug 2010   #4
madtownidiot

 

First, open the case and make sure the front jacks are physically connected.
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20 Aug 2010   #5
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

The front jack goes to one of two places on the motherboard. AC97 or HD audio. make sure it is plugged in securely. This would be my first check. Has it ever worked?
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20 Aug 2010   #6
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thorson is spot on - I will add to the info to say the computer case normally comes with a lead to the front & terminates with two connectors - make sure it is connected to the correct 'HD' header/socket on your motherboard.
In your case prob 'HD audio' connector should be connected to same on motherboard.

Another thing to look at is in 'sounds' > 'speaker configuration'
- depending on your 5.1/7.1 6channel/4channel etc setup it can swap front and back connections to output/input different channels - thus maybe cutting off front headphone connection.
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20 Aug 2010   #7
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ste20man View Post
Hi Mitchell.

I have checked the headphones and they work at the back jack but not in the front. This holds true whether I leave the jack at the back free or not.

Ste.
You might take a look at playback devices.

First, plug your headphones in the front (blue) jack.

Next, right Click the Microsoft Speaker Icon in the taskbar, select playback devices. You should see "Speakers" with a green "default" check mark. Is there a listing for headphones? If so... select headphones then click on the Set Default button.

If not that... it's possible you don't have the level up on the front output jack.

Is this a factory put together machine... if so the internal wiring should be connected, but who knows.

Ap
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20 Aug 2010   #8
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Thank you neo101, and credit where it due, Madtownidiot posted the same advice just before my post.
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21 Aug 2010   #9
ste20man

Windows 7 Home premium - 32 bit
 
 

Hello.

It is a factory made machine which I've had about a month.

I've tried what I think all the possible 'sound' combinations are, so I don't think it's that. I will go back and try and see if I missed something. All meter levels are up etc.

It could be that the connectors are no9t properly in place. I will give them a check later on this evening to see how things are on the board and front connections. I'll repost after that. Thanks for your advice. :0)

Ste.
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21 Aug 2010   #10
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ste20man View Post
Hello.

It is a factory made machine which I've had about a month.

I've tried what I think all the possible 'sound' combinations are, so I don't think it's that. I will go back and try and see if I missed something. All meter levels are up etc.

It could be that the connectors are no9t properly in place. I will give them a check later on this evening to see how things are on the board and front connections. I'll repost after that. Thanks for your advice. :0)

Ste.
If you are going into the "works" make sure you are static free before you enter the innards!
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