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Windows 7: Headphones not being recognised on re-connection.

29 Oct 2019   #21
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi davethurston,

Check the Playback Devices under Sound Properties and make sure that it is set as the default playback device.

Click Start => Control Panel => Sound => Playback Devices tab.


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29 Oct 2019   #22
davethurston

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

after downloading the two files from the sociologness site, malwarebytes detected 146 threats and windows defender found two viruses. i don't think i'll go near that site again.

in terms of playback devices, the loudspeaker is (as it always has been) the default device. no mention as always of headphones as a device
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29 Oct 2019   #23
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi davethurston,

[1] I noticed from you specifications that your laptop is a Delium v10IS2, is that correct?
[2] Did it come with a Drivers DVD?
[3] If it was a brand name, I could look for you and get you the latest official sound drivers!
[4] Do you know exactly what sound card is installed?
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30 Oct 2019   #24
davethurston

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi PB
Answers in order:
1 correct
2 No it didn't which is why I downloaded all available drivers from the ECS website when I got the Netbook.
ECS EliteComputerSystems made Deliums. Audio driver was one of them, for both XP and w7. I've tried both.
3 It wasn't a brand name in terms of dell,hp,acer etc but if you can find later official drivers,yes please.
It was bought from Comet who you might recall folded years ago.
4 No, I am not sure what the sound card is exactly. I assume its onboard audio as opposed to separate board.
The official audio driver downloads I have only identifies it as Reallusion Virtual Audio or Realtek High Def Audio.

Don't forget, those same drivers work fine on the other machine.... headphones switching on/off as normal.
TIA
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30 Oct 2019   #25
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi davethurston,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davethurston View Post
I downloaded all available drivers from the ECS website when I got the Netbook.
ECS EliteComputerSystems made Deliums. Audio driver was one of them, for both XP and w7. I've tried both.

4 No, I am not sure what the sound card is exactly. I assume its onboard audio as opposed to separate board.
The official audio driver downloads I have only identifies it as Reallusion Virtual Audio or Realtek High Def Audio.

Don't forget, those same drivers work fine on the other machine.... headphones switching on/off as normal.
Three suggestions . . .

First . . .

[1] Click Start => Device Manager.
[2] Expand Sound, video and game controllers.
[3] =>


Right-click High Definition Audio Device =>
Click Update Driver Software =>
Click Search automatically for updated driver software =>
Click Yes, search online this time only.

Second . . .

[1] Click Start => Device Manager.
[2] Expand Sound, video and game controllers.
[3] Right-click High Definition Audio Device => Uninstall => OK.
[4] Restart the computer [
it will automatically reinstall the driver].

Third . . .

Download the Realtek HD Audio Driver from here => Download Realtek HD Audio Drivers.

I hope this helps!
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30 Oct 2019   #26
davethurston

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi PB
I've tried all three of your suggestions, letting it update driver, letting it reinstall driver and trying realtek v2.82.
No joy with any version.
It's a PITA but I think I'm going to have to reinstall win7 from scratch, just to get headphones working again.
Unless anyone knows of registry fixes...
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30 Oct 2019   #27
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi davethurston,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davethurston View Post
It's a PITA but I think I'm going to have to reinstall win7 from scratch, just to get headphones working again.
If it comes to that, you DON'T need to reinstall [clean install] Win 7, you can perform a Repair Install . . .

A repair install differs from a clean install in the fact that it ONLY replaces the corrupted OS with a new fresh copy. This means that ALL your User Accounts, Folders, Files, Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos, Data Files, Icons, and any installed programs are left intact. It does however, DELETE ALL the WU's [Window updates] installed, and could possibly affect, sounds, services, visual effect settings and device drivers by re-setting them to default [unusual though]. You CANNOT do a repair install at boot, in Safe Mode, using a system repair disk, or using an integrated Windows update disk. Basically, this process can ONLY be performed from within the LIVE OS.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davethurston View Post
Unless anyone knows of registry fixes...
I will have a look into that for you later.

I hope this helps!
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30 Oct 2019   #28
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davethurston View Post
after downloading the two files from the sociologness site, malwarebytes detected 146 threats and windows defender found two viruses. i don't think i'll go near that site again.

in terms of playback devices, the loudspeaker is (as it always has been) the default device. no mention as always of headphones as a device
Dave-

Yeh, I got looking at the site and there were actually two drivers for Win 7 32 bit for the audio controller. Norton said both were unsafe and deleted each one after I downloaded it. Sorry about that.
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30 Oct 2019   #29
davethurston

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

wiki article for HDA - Intel High Def Audio has interesting comment :

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Intel High Definition Audio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Realtek ALC 882 HD Audio Codec

Features of the specification include:[2]

Up to 15 input and 15 output streams
Up to 16 PCM audio channels per stream
Sample resolutions of 832 bits
Sample rates of 6192 kHz
Support for audio codecs (e.g., ADC, DAC), modem codecs, and vendor-defined codecs
Discoverable codec architecture
Fine-grained codec power-control
Audio jack detection, sensing, and retasking

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Last comment seems to say this audio driver is responsible (or not) for audio jack detection.

I'll think about repair install....
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30 Oct 2019   #30
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi davethurston,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davethurston View Post
wiki article for HDA - Intel High Def Audio has interesting comment :

Intel High Definition Audio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Realtek ALC 882 HD Audio Codec

Features of the specification include:[2]

Up to 15 input and 15 output streams
Up to 16 PCM audio channels per stream
Sample resolutions of 8–32 bits
Sample rates of 6–192 kHz
Support for audio codecs (e.g., ADC, DAC), modem codecs, and vendor-defined codecs
Discoverable codec architecture
Fine-grained codec power-control
Audio jack detection, sensing, and retasking

Last comment seems to say this audio driver is responsible (or not) for audio jack detection.
What about this => Realtek HD Audio Codec Driver 2.82 for Windows 7.

I hope this helps!
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