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Windows 7: Built-in speakers vs Built-in mic

27 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Built-in speakers vs Built-in mic


I really hope that someone can help here because I am stuck a bit. Some days ago I broke a headphone plug and a part of it stayed in the headphone jack. I tried to get it out with various methods that were suggested in various forums. Did not succeed. In fact the part that has broken off is now somewhere in the computer (like, it went through the jack totally, but, strangely, the headphone jack still works when another headphone set is plugged in). The thing now is that my computer thinks that the headphones are always plugged in. Hence, I did not get any sound from the built-in speakers.

Yesterday, I found a solution to this in some forum that I should go into registry editor, find 'ForceDisableJD' and modify its value from 00 to 01 (some other forum said to type 'FF'; I don't know the difference but both lead to the same outcome). It worked and now I get sound again. However, today a new problem showed up. When that value is set to FF or 01, my built-in microphone stops working. When it is changed back to 00, it works as it should, but this makes the speakers not to work again. As this requires a reboot every time, it is not very convenient to reboot the PC every time I want to use headphones or the microphone. To me, there seems to be some kind of problem with the Atapi Internal Atapi Jack, when jack detection is disabled (with that 01), as this is the jack that is used by the mic when the registry value mentioned above is set to 00. But maybe I'm totally wrong and the reason for the mic not working is something else.

So, here comes the question. Is there any way to have that jack enabled while jack detection is disabled for the rest? Like.. in the registry or in some other way. I am not a huge computer specialist, thus, I don't know what to do and, actually, what to google for. Like, maybe someone has faced something like this.

Or maybe there is a way to only disable that headphone jack that is causing the problem (although it still works)? Maybe there is some software that enables switching this without rebooting. Well, you're most probably smarter than I am.

I have went over hundreds of pages (like, really) but none of them combine all these issues. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on an Asus X55Sr laptop. The audio driver is Realtek R2.52.

As I said, I hope someone can help :)

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28 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

The problem is a mechanical one in the jack. Replacing (or if you are lucky reforming the contacts) the jack is what is needed to permanently fix the problem. Trying to circumvent the hardware issue can get confusing as you have found out and still not everything works or works correctly. It's going to cost you but check with some of the PC shops to see if they can repair it.
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