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Windows 7: No Headphone Icon

16 Mar 2010   #1
Wakipaki99

 
 
No Headphone Icon

Okay so i just Windows 7, and one of the first things i did was listen to music. I switched from headphones to speakers, but there was no sound. so i right clicked on the sound icon in the system tray and i clicked 'playback devices'. After that i clicked on the headphones and then clicked on properties. From there in device usage (at the bottom) i clicked on 'dont use this device (disable)' and pressed ok. Now the headphone icon is gone and the headphone jack does not work, and yes prior to me disabling the headphones did work. So does anyone know how to get the headphone icon back?

i attached a picture of what my playback devices are.




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16 Mar 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

No problem, just right-click in the Playback tab and select Show Disabled Devices.
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16 Mar 2010   #3
Wakipaki99

 
 

Thank youuu! one more thing, how do i make it so that i can have both speakers and headphones working at the same time? meaning when there is no headphones sound plays through the speakers, otherwise through headphones?
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16 Mar 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

As far as I know, that is not possible, without doing some hardware tweaking.
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16 Mar 2010   #5
Wakipaki99

 
 

alright well thanks for your help
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16 Mar 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No problem. If you have any more questions/problems, we are happy to help you.
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11 Mar 2012   #7
cro1950v

windwos 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

i have the same problem. No headphone icon and i have shown disabled devices
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11 Mar 2012   #8
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Check both boxes. The other is Show Disconnected Devices.
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17 Mar 2012   #9
cro1950v

windwos 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I have, and i fixed the problem. It would seem that Realtek was the problem. I uninstalled it and it's fine now. Tnx for help anyway
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