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Dell Audio + Headphone Jack + Loud notebook audio

Question: Dell Audio + Headphone Jack + Loud notebook audio

How can I uninstall Dell Audio and only have the legacy Realtek Driver and Software in my XPS 14 (L421x)?
I installed some time age the default audio driver that I got from "Dell Drivers", this installed the "Dell Audio" + "MAXX AUDIO 4". I already uninstalled this thing, run CCleaner, deleted the folders, and downloaded and installed the legacy Realtek R 2.73 driver, but this thing (Dell Audio) is always installing with the driver.
My system audio is ridiculously loud. I need to put my system audio in somewhat 5~15 / 100% to get "normal audio", the only way I get realistic "normal audio range" is using my SteelSeries Wireless Headset with USB, this way the system audio goes to 100% automatically and I control the audio with the scroll located in the headset, even in 100% max audio, I get a "normal 100%", it's loud, but not EXTREME like the notebook audio!
Another problem, when I plugin my Apple Earpods, they simple doesn't work, I already tested them with tons of devices at home, and they are working great. The system doesn't even recognize them.
I think that everything would be resolved if I could install the Leagacy Realtek drivers & software, not this *** loaded with bloatware from Dell, I don't care about "MAXX Audio", "MaxxSense" and all this BS. If you look with attention, all the settings located in this "Dell Audio" menu are the same in the Realtek Software, but with some "swag", that for me is nothing!
Another bad thing, with this dell driver I get three softwares in "Auto start", they are:

C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVBg64.exe /MAXX4
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVBg64.exe /IM
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkNGUI64.exe -s

With the legacy one, I would get only one or two. I have a SAGER NP9370, high-end notebook for gaming, and in this one I have the legacy Realtek driver, and the audio is superb, no bloatware, nothing!
In resume, the problems:

Very loud audio from notebook
Audio-jack not working
Dell Blotware

The solution:

Give me the legacy Realtek driver

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Answer: Dell Audio + Headphone Jack + Loud notebook audio

I forgot to mention in the main post, and I can't edit it, so here it goes:
First, Sometimes I need to run LiveUSB Linux distros in this notebook, and the audio in them is all great, realistic audio range, 100% loud but not extreme, everything OK.
Second, I'm using Windows 8.1 Pro up-to-date.

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Hi all I recently got the i7 version of this laptop and noticed that the speakers rattle a bit when vocals are being played and the headphone jack makes everything sound like it has REVERB added to it...??? It sounds like I'm in a chamber. I updated everything, anything I can do or no?

Answer:Dell inspiron 7559 audio problem. Speakers and headphone jack.

1 week now. Anything or should I call? This is terrible.

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I purchased my laptop about a month ago and just over a week ago my internal speakers stopped working and instead just make a very quiet popping/cracking sound when audio is being played. My headphone port still works perfectly tho. Every so often the speakers will start working again randomly but always eventually stop working again. I'm guessing it is a hardware issue and plan on sending it back under warranty but just wanted to make sure as happened very randomly.Cheers

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(Not sure if I am posting in the right place, move me if necessary)
 
Hello BleepingComputer
 
I just upgraded my computer a few days ago, and I am having problems with the Front Jack Audio/Headphone.
 
Normally, I set my Headphone to run simultaneous with my Speaker with Realtek HD audi/Stereo Nix (Disable Front Jack Detection and vice versa), and I could change the volume on both devices separately.
But since I changed the motherboard, when I have realtek installed, it doesn't have the Headphone setting in Sound/Playback.
The headphone work perfectly, but its linked to the Speaker's volume, which is really annoying.
Also, the Realtek layout changed from the last one I got, and doesn't have the "Disable Front Jack Detection" option.
(Picture: http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac232/notyellowasian11/Untitled-1_zps2242cdba.jpg)
 
So far, I have tired..
Installing an older version of Realtek driver;
Changing the audio setting in the BIOs (HD or AC97)
Changing the audio connector on the MOBO (Hd or AC97)
Tried multiple compinations with Realtek HD audio manager settings.
Cleaned every plugs/jacks related on that.
 
So far, I couldn't been able to get the Headphone tag at all when Realtek is installed.
 
Thanks !
 
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Here's my spec:
MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-V LX
Audio: Realtek ALC887 (MOBO default)
CPU: Intel Core i&-3770k 3.50Hz
RAM: 2x 8 GB DDR3 Corsair
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512 MB
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
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Answer:Headphone/Front Jack Audio w/ Realtek HD Audio

could try ....
 
Control Pane>View by category>Hardware and Sound>Manage Audio Devices>(select device)>configure
 
It's  a long shot, I know. Just putting it out there.

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omg, I was switched to a different pc at my job and the person there previously downloaded realtek to the pc and im having a problem with the headphones, when i put the headphones in i get a pop up confirming the action but im still hearing music from the speaker...its really annoying because im use to just pluging in the headphones and everything being normal...im not even sure why she downloaded this program, anyhow if you can please help, i need my music to keep me sane at work, its sooo ver depressing. the operating system is microsoft windows xp
 

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My internal speakers seem to work fine but I can't get the sound to go into my headphones when I plug in my headphones. Is there a way how to fix this?
 

Answer:Problem with the Headphone Audio Jack with realtek HD audio

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Hello Eight Forums.

My trouble is the audio output through headphones - background is louder than foreground (especially in music - I often cannot hear the vocals at all; movies however are mostly fine, for reasons unknown to me; but generally, the sound is always different in some way).

I only have one pair of headphones to test it with. However these always worked fine with previous machines, and still do work fine with my iPhone 4. Although they are surely not the case, I cannot with confidence say that if it were a loudspeaker instead things wouldn't have been different.

So this is either a software or a hardware issue.

Software

My computer (details at the bottom) came with a SoundBlaster X-Fi MB3 equalizer program and RealTek High Def Audio drivers. I've uninstalled SoundBlaster hoping it would fix the issue (I didn't need an extra program like that anyway) but alas to no avail. Updating the RealTek drivers did no good still.

The only thing I haven't touched is the ghostly NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (can it be the source of my trouble?) - I only first noticed it now when copy/pasting the Belarc data. I'll try and find out about it in the meanwhile.

Hardware

I wonder if it perhaps has something to do with my audio jack (laptop's brand new, but you can never know). I have what appears to be mic, headphone, S/PDIF and line in jacks... Is there a way to use the microphone or the line-in to test the headphones? To see if the headphone out is broken.

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Answer:Messed up headphone audio; want to check headphone jack

First, the "My System Specs" is where you fill in what you have.

Does the internal speakers on the laptop work? Is the audio OK on the internal speakers?

The SoundBlaster program(s) is a software enhancement to the basic audio chip (ReaklTek). Many PC's now come with some type of enhancement such as the SoundBlaster or in the case of HP PC's its "Beats Audio".

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Well, I uninstalled my audio drivers and noticed that there was a red led shining from inside the 3.5mm headphone jack, which I assume is a mini optical audio (digital) combo 3.5mm audio (analog) jack, and I am figuring that it determins if there is an optical plug or not using drivers, which is why it turned on when I unistalled my audio drivers. I would like to know for sure before I go and buy a mini optical to toslink adpater cable so I can get better audio quality out (the digital interface does not suffer from the interference that the analog does right?). I did some research (research is a bit of an overstatement) and found no sites that mentioned it, so I have decided to turn to the forums. So, is this an optical jack combo? And, how will it work in terms of the drivers, will it just auto select? Thanks.

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Hello Forum, I hope I'm posting this in the right place...? 


 
My device:G780 Notebook (M843RGE I3-2370M), Windows 7
Audio Driver: Conexant Audio Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 Version  8.54.32.50 (Smart Audio: 6.0.131.0) 
 
Situation:My headphone jack is broken. Repair is too expensive. Instead, I want to redirect the audio signal to the microphone jack.
 
Problem:This seems not to be possible with my SmartAudio interface (Screenshot below). But I found a screenshot of exactly the function I need called "Jack Configuration" in the Help section (second screenshot below). It looks like I dont have the right system configuration (whatever that means, I'm not an IT/PC expert ...) to use this feature.
 
My question:
Is there any way I can reconfigure the audio jacks on my notebook? Do I need another Conexant Audio Driver software and if yes, which one? 
 
I'm grateful for any helpful reaction! 
Sebastian
 
 
Pic 1: SmartAudio Interface on my device
 

 
Pic 2: SmartAudio Interface shown in Help with Jack Configuration 
 
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Answer:G780 broken Headphone Jack / Audio Jack Configuration?

 
My device:G780 Notebook (M843RGE I3-2370M), Windows 7
Audio Driver: Conexant Audio Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 Version  8.54.32.50 (Smart Audio: 6.0.131.0) 
 
Situation:My headphone jack is broken. Repair is too expensive. Instead, I want to redirect the audio signal to the microphone jack.
 
Problem:This seems not to be possible with my SmartAudio interface (Screenshot below). But I found a screenshot of exactly the function I need called "Jack Configuration" in the Help section (second screenshot below). It looks like I dont have the right system configuration (whatever that means, I'm not an IT/PC expert ...) to use this feature.
 
My question:
Is there any way I can reconfigure the audio jacks on my notebook? Do I need another Conexant Audio Driver software and if yes, which one? 
 
I'm grateful for any helpful reaction! 
Sebastian
 
 
Pic 1: SmartAudio Interface on my device
 

 
Pic 2: SmartAudio Interface shown in Help with Jack Configuration 
 
Link to picture
 
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Hi,
I have a dell pricision t1700, and when I use a headphone to listen to music I have to set the volume to 2 or 3 out of 100 (on windows 10) and it is still too loud. If it goes beyond it is so loud and painfull when it happens.
I tried to update the realtek drivers but I had alread the latest version, 
I tried to download a 200mb driver file from realtek and install it and reboot my computer 2 times but none of this did change anything.
what can I do?

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The headphone/microphone jack on my laptop doesn't work. I have tried multiple headphones with it and i get the same result each time. I have tried looking for solutions but nothing has worked.

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Hi Forum,I use my computer a fair amount for music editing and my amplifier has just died on me.The Amp I was using was very cheap and didn't need to do anything special.Unfortunately, I don't seem to be able to find anything similar now.All I need to do is convert an Audio RCA input to a headphone jack output.The signal needs to be amplified as the input signal static so simply connecting straight to the RCA won't work.Anyone got any ideas of the cheapest way to do this? Or anyone know where I can get a cheap amp with a headphone jack output and RCA input?As always, any help appreciated.

Answer:Audio RCA to Headphone Jack?

I should imagine a trip to your local Maplins would sort you out. They have a wireless RF Headphone set (L 47 AA) which plugs into your source and Bobs your uncle ! Alternatively they have a cheap audio amp on a board which you can easily convert to your requirements with a couple of RCA plugs and sockets. OR, try EBay ???

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Last Night was formatting my Y560 and when i got into the newly installed windows, the headphone jack was lit red and there was no sound. I reformatted and still no problem. All drivers are installed properly and no headphones were/are being used ever.
 
How do i correct this?
 
 
Problems with Lenovo Y560 so far.
 
1. Sound Problem (new)
2. NO E-SATA boot (confirmed most other brands have this even on $300 laptops)
3. NO Ultra bay Boot for HDD (confirmed most other brands have this even on $300 laptops)
4. Asia Pacific Support is not giving me an RMA/Return Authorization through support. Refuses to acknowledge problems.
5. Lenovo giving me useless answers, telling me it doesnt work, not supported yet i know if they put some 10 minutes of work into it. it can be done, researching BIOS MODDING to do it myself and prove Lenovo Wrong
 
Moderator edit: Employee name removed per the Community Rules.

Answer:No Audio/Headphone Jack is Lit up Red

That means Windows is trying to output to your SPDIF audio output, which is optical. Go into your Playback preferences, and change from Digital Out to Speakers.

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My computer is a Dell Dimension 2400. The output audio jack in the rear will intermittently cause a loud hum when I connect to my stereo, which goes away when you wiggle the connector in the jack. Headphones connected to the same jack are fine. I just invested in a new Monster cable. Strangely, I also just noticed that the hum will also be affected if I jiggle the power strip. I am comfortable soldering surface mounted parts. How can I fix this? Can I get a replacement part?

Thanks!
~Nemea
 

Answer:Rear Audio Jack Loud Hum

You might want to pwer the computer down and run a pipe cleaner with some isopropyl alchohol on
it to clean the contacts.
You also might be able to use a small jewlers screw driver to bend the contacts out slightly.
Be careful when doing this.
You are getting a buzz because the ground is not contacting properly.
I have a front port with the same problem.
 

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I just recenlty bought a pair of CL harman kardon headphones and after plugging them into my W530 they are as flat as can be and sound horrible to tell the truth.  I plugged them into my Iphone5s and they sound amazing.  Anyone might know what would be causing this?










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Answer:Poor audio from headphone jack

bad sound DAC chip. I use an external DAC and headphone amp when i listen to music on the ThinkPad.

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My external speakers work fine, are loud for a laptop, really.

When I plug my headphones into the headphone jack (and yes, it's the right jack), there's no change, the audio continues from the external speakers.

I had the motherboard replaced recently, as it went dead, by a Dell tech, so could he have put it back together incorrectly?

Thanks for your help.

Dell XPS (Gen 1)
XP Pro

- Anti
 

Answer:No audio output from headphone jack

It sounds like the headphone jack wasn't connected back to the motherboard, or perhaps the tech mixed up the mic/headphone jacks.
 

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Speaker audio works fine. Headphones do not recieve any audio signal. Speakers do not play when headphones are plugged in, as they should.  I could not find an official troubleshooting page for this problem on Windows 10. 










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Answer:No audio output from headphone jack

Tried some troubleshooting from another thread, and a hard reset seemed to have done the trick

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I have a windows 10 laptop and up until yesterday everything was fine , and suddenly it seems that my audio jack doesn;t detect my headphone. I connect my headphone to the audio jack, but the sounds just came out my laptop's speaker. I've tried to switch to my earphone and the result is the same. I've tried several solutions like uninstalling my driver or trying to get to the sounds properties , but the results are the same. Please give me your help , and btw I'm new here.

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I've been watching the Playback devices in the sound control panel and I'm rather confused why this is happening. Essentially, if I am listening to music (or anything for that matter), and I plug in headphones, the computer acknowledges that headphones are plugged in, but keeps the sound going to the previous device. Once I stop the music, then restart it, the sound will go to the headphones. If I unplug the headphones, the sound does not go back to the speakers until whatever program outputting sound restarts.Any ideas on this one?Edit: I should specify. It seems to only route the audio to another device once the program itself is restarted.

Answer:Headphone jack not receiving audio

1- did your pc come with windows 7 or is it an uprade?2- why not list your specs so we can help you?Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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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)

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

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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I have a relatively new ThinkPad W550s and the audiojack has stopped working.  It no longer works with my headphones or external speakers.  I have checked the devices in the "playback" tab of the Sound box in the Control Panel and the only thing listed is "Speakers".  It does not recognize when i plug in headphones.  What do I do to fix this? Thanks

Answer:Headphone/audio jack not working

Hi pwjaspe,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
All you have to do is either use windows update, it will detect many of the missing drivers or please find the link given below and try to download audio driver and install it and check for the issue.
http://support.lenovo.com/in/hi/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-w-series-laptops/thinkpad-w55...
 
Please let me know whether the above steps helped you.
Thank you, have a good day.
 
Regards,
Naveen.v
 
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Need help fixing the skipping audio that occurs when theres no audio (when things are silent), but when i do play audio it goes away.it doesnt occur when i take the headphones out of the audio jack, speakers are fine(no skip). it seems to skip when i have the headphones plugged in, it skips constantly (silent skip)

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I have a windows 10 laptop and up until yesterday everything was fine , and suddenly it seems that my audio jack doesn;t detect my headphone. I connect my headphone to the audio jack, but the sounds just came out my laptop's speaker. I've tried to switch to my earphone and the result is the same. I've tried several solutions like uninstalling my driver or trying to get to the sounds properties , but the results are the same. Please give me your help , and btw I'm new here.

Answer:Audio jack seems not detect my headphone

With what you stated you've tried, it could be an internal connection problem. Many Laptops have a small I/O board that is connected via a cable to the main board. If yours is this type, it may require "reseating" (unplug then plug back in) the connector.

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Immediately whenever a headphone or earbud is plugged in, the audio is crackly, until I go to the realtek audio manager which doesn't have many options. once I change the Left-Right balance to being very one-sided, the cracks and pops don't occur anymore. However all of the balance is off, voices are not audible, and SFX or background music/tracks are output very bad.Testing the left-right balance, both play the same as if the headphones are mono audio. 

Answer:Poor audio from headphone jack y40-80

Hi there, Ray -
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
Did you check headphones with with different system?
Check your speaker and headphone connections for loose cables or the wrong jack.
Check your power and volume levels, and try turning all the volume controls up.
Also, try updating the BIOS
 
Update us how it goes.    
 
 
 
      
Regards,
 
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I have this flat screen tv that I bought not too long ago. I would like to connect headphones to this tv to watch regular television but there is one big problem. It does not have a headphone jack nor audio rca(red/white) outputs. This pretty strange since this is a fairy new tv. Is there any way I can connect headphones to this tv? Would I need any adapters like somehow converting one of the audio rca inputs to an output so I can use this cable:

http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Go-Ste...1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1300791833&sr=1-1
Any suggestions would much be appreciated
 

Answer:Tv with no Headphone And audio output jack

Y-shaped giszmo which has a male rca connectors
at one end, and a female audio jack at the other could really help the cause you are right
 

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Hi,  I just made some driver update and windows ( windows anniversary ) update and after installing i do not have any sound with the built in spaker or with my headphone plugged with a jack anymore. But with a usb headphone it works! When i go to the Windows playback devices window there is no device present. I already update the Audio drivers and restart run the audio troubleshooting tool in Windows but nothing new it doesn't work. Gauthier  

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How is the microphone jack on the front panel wired? I was told this jack works as Microphone and LINE IN. Is the jack a 3-pole stereo jack or 4-pole jack? If it is 4-pole, does it comply with CTIA standard wiring (Ring2 is common and Sleeve is microphone)?

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Hi guys,

I've signed up here to try and get some help with this issue in particular. After having a quick Google around I've seen that it is a fairly common issue for headphones or earphones to sound tinny on Windows 10 with Realtek HD Audio. However, the only fixes that I could find were driver updates are disabling all sound enhancements. I've tried both of these fixes but yet the problem persists on my end.

Has anyone had this problem before or have any suggestions that may fix the issue? I imagine I'm missing something simple but can't think what it could be for the life of me.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Many thanks,

James

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there is no headphone option on my ideapad 310 , only speakers option. i tried uninstalling the sound drivers and the re-installing them  but it proved to be  useless. now audio is being being played through headphones although my laptop has no headphone option on the "playback" tab ,,however after a while the headphone disconnects and then the sound comes out from the speakers again. I'm using windows 1064-bit. Hope anybody out there can help me out. thanks.

Answer:Speaker/headphone/audio jack problem

Hi, Omarattia  ?
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
You can also start by flushing out all static, remove battery and AC adaptor and hold down power button for about 15 seconds.
 
Check the Playback Devices under Sound Properties (by going to Control Panel > Sound > Playback Devices and see if the Headphone is being set as the default playback device. If not, click on it and set it as the default playback device, try to play a sample sound and observe.
 
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Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
 
Regards,         
 
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Hi I have Alesis Nitro Kit electronic Drums and i want to record my stuff to my HP ENVY 15-k002ne Notebook PC, i only have headphone jack on my laptop and i want to turn that into audio input. it is possible?

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So my sound completely stopped working the other day and im trying to figure out whats going on. Ive tried updating my drivers and deleting them and reinstalling them but nothing has worked. I have no idea what to do im thinking it may be a hardware problem any suggestions 

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Hi, I just gave m laptop to be repaired in HP and when I got back, the audio jack (Headphone) was not working. The speaker is working fine but the audio jack is not working at all. I couldn't even find the headphone in playback devices. I tried to upgrade my Laptop from windows 8 to 10, but no luck there Laptop Model: HP ENVY TouchSmart 4 UltrabookOS: Windows 10 (Upgraded from windows 8). All updates are installedProduct Number: D2X03EA#ABD I tried all the options I could find on the internet. Please help. Thanks and Regards,Vivek

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When I plugged in the headphone into the audio jack, there is no sound.  The sound is coming from the internal speakers.  I just installed System Mechanic and ran a system analysis.  I don't know if the registry was changed or what.  There is not a problem with the headphone; I tried another headphone and have the same problem.  The laptop detects the headphone, an icon shows in the Notifications area saying a device was plugged in.

Inspiron 15 series 3543
Realtek HD Audio Device

Answer:No sound when headphone is plugged into audio jack

Hello. See if it will work when you switch from the Realtel driver to the Windows native audio driver.
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, then no need to restart.
[To get back to the Realtek driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]

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Hi, I just gave m laptop to be repaired in HP and when I got back, the audio jack (Headphone) was not working. The speaker is working fine but the audio jack is not working at all. I couldn't even find the headphone in playback devices. I tried to upgrade my Laptop from windows 8 to 10, but no luck there Laptop Model: HP ENVY TouchSmart 4 UltrabookOS: Windows 10 (Upgraded from windows 8). All updates are installedProduct Number: D2X03EA#ABD I tried all the options I could find on the internet. Please help. Thanks and Regards,Vivek

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At random times, the audio from my headphones stops working. The computer volume is up, the master volume is up, and in control panel under sound it says that the headphones are working fine. But I cannot hear any sound through any program--music, internet, etc. The sound from the speakers works fine. I tried restarting the computer and it still didn't work.

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Hello, I recently bought a Flex 2-14 with Windows 8.1 installed and upgraded it to Windows 10 (Education Version). I haven't tried the sound on the 8.1 system - directly upgraded to Windows 10.Symptoms:When I plug in headphones, the notebook doesn't recognize them. When I unmute/mute using the F1 keys sound comes through the headphone - terrible quality, though. When I change the volume using the F2/F3 keys that switches it back to the loud speakers and so on.It seems to me that the laptop doesn't recognize the headphones at all. When I look into the sound devices in the taskbar, there aren't any headphones listed.Failed attempts to solve the problem:Updating the drivers from the Lenovo website.Updating drivers from Realtek directly.Sleeping/waking the notebook.Turning off the multichannel option with the Realtek HD Audio-Manager.I think that's pretty much all I've tried so far.Most of the times the problem just stayed the same. Sometimes it wouldn't switch back to the speaker when pressing the F1/F2/F3 keys, but that is all that my attempts changed so far.I'm thankful for any hints!

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Hi I have had audio issues with my Envy 15 for ages (possibly since W10 upgrade?) and they are now really irritating me. The output on the headphone jack is completely flat - no bass or treble, horrible to listen to. The internal speakers work fine. I have the "IDT High Definition Audio Codec" installed, version 6.10.6491.0. I have tried changing this to "High Definition Audio Device" - this makes the Headphone jack work perfectly, but the internal speakers tinny and horrible. I have searched the forum and can see plenty of people have this problem, but no clear solution. HELP!! Thanks 

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I recently installed a Kinivo Bluetooth adapter (BTD-400) on my HP G71-340US laptop (Windows 7 64-bit OS).  Although the bluetooth adapter works as expected, my headphones don?t get any audio output when plugged into the laptop jack.  I checked the Manage Audio Devices / Sound / Playback panel and the ?Independent Headphones? (IDT High Definition Audio CODEC) are in working order.  In fact, the Headphones can be seen changing status on the Playback panel when I plug in or remove the headphone connection.  So the hardware seems to be working fine just like before. I ran the Microsoft Troubleshooting tool and it did find an issue with the Independent Headphones but was unable to automatically fix it.  The problem was identified as: Audio device isn't set as default.  However, the "Independent Headphones" are listed as the "Default Communications Device" on the Playback tab. I?m not sure what I need to do next to resolve this issue.  Please advise. Thanks.Jeff

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I've recently been having a problem with my headphones. The computer recognizes that I've plugged them in but it still uses the external speakers and there's no sound coming through the headphones. I've tried more than one pair of headphones and it still doesn't work. Restarting the computer worked once but not anymore. 










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Answer:Speaker/headphone/audio jack problem

There is usually a hardware switch in the socket, which is engaged when you put the plug in. Seems like it might be mechanically broken.

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Hey guys,So I was working on my HP Pavillion notebook and I accidentally tangled my earphone around my neck and broke them, leaving the headphone 3.5mm tip in the audio jack.        I tried everything to remove it, I soldered the end of the broken piece back onto it and tried to pull it out but couldn't, I tried super glue, and glue gun but everything failed. I even contacted and reached out the service centre in my city but they said they will charge me for the whole board coz they won't fix it and instead they will replace it (even though my laptop was only 2 months old). I have given up on getting rid of the broken piece and want any of you guys to help me changing my driver. I tried to uninstall the audio jack from device manager and enabled the speakers but it still won't work I tried several ways to contact HP support but they are out of reach and won't have a similar issue on its forums and guides. if you guys could help me out, that would be amazing.I am immensely grateful for any input or words of advice. Sending it to service is out of the question for monetary reasons.Thank You!

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Hey, I have a flex 14 ideaPad and up until recently everything's been running smoothly audio-wise (when headphones were and were not plugged in), except for randomly a couple of days ago when I plugged headphones into the jack and no sound came through either the headphones or the speakers, although the headphones were detected by the laptop. When I unplugged them sound would come through the speakers again. I tried again with a different set of headphones but the problem reoccurred which lead me to believe the problem is with the laptop, after searching for solutions online I decided to delete and then reinstall the audio drive (Realtech HD Audio Manager). This fixed the problem for a couple of days but now the same problem has returned. I am confused as to whether this is a hardware/software based problem as when I reinstalled the driver it did solve the problem so it couldn't really be hardware related. Would anyone know what the problem is? Should I just keep on deleting and reinstalling the driver? Again the headphones are detected by the laptop, they do not appear as their own playback device though (is this always the case?) Thanks, Tiernan










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Answer:Flex 14 Headphone Jack/Audio Issue

The Realtek configuration on the Flex has Windows only show a single, common device for all the audio outputs.
 
Here's the latest Realtek driver. If the issue persists after, I would recommend a warranty call.
 
http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsview.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownT...

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Firstly, I updated to Win 10 about 4 months ago and this problem only showed up yesterday.  Please! read this first (opens in new page and I pasted it just in case) http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Audio/HP-Envy-Desktop-headphone-jack-not-working/td-p/4010564 Scroll down to where "RandShouse" writes:"1. Click the Start button.2. Type Beats Audio and select the Beats Audio Control Panel.3. Select Advanced Settings from the top menu.4. Under Jack Information uncheck the box that says Enable auto pop up dialog, when device has been plugged in." What's happening is that my laptop's audio is working with earbud, headphones (anything that works with the headphone jack). But the problem is that terrible Beats software. So if I watch a youtube video with the earbuds then remove them, the laptop audio works perfectly fine! Then Beats kicks in and recognizes that I just unplugged a device when it says "You just unplugged a device." Which makes pefect sense. Because I just removed the earbuds. And for a few seconds, the audio from my laptop (speakers) works perfectly fine. But then Beats audio malfunctions and says that "You just plugged a device...". WHICH IS WRONG. So I tried to follow the steps written by RandShouse but step 4 is not even there. For some reason, I don't have the checkbox and I could go to Control Panel > Sys and Security > Hardware and Sound > Realtek. But I don't have realtek (which has it's better way of dis... Read more

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Hey guys,So I was working on my HP Pavillion notebook and I accidentally tangled my earphone around my neck and broke them, leaving the headphone 3.5mm tip in the audio jack.        I tried everything to remove it, I soldered the end of the broken piece back onto it and tried to pull it out but couldn't, I tried super glue, and glue gun but everything failed. I even contacted and reached out the service centre in my city but they said they will charge me for the whole board coz they won't fix it and instead they will replace it (even though my laptop was only 2 months old). I have given up on getting rid of the broken piece and want any of you guys to help me changing my driver. I tried to uninstall the audio jack from device manager and enabled the speakers but it still won't work I tried several ways to contact HP support but they are out of reach and won't have a similar issue on its forums and guides. if you guys could help me out, that would be amazing.Thank you!.

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I have just bought a HP Pavilion 15 n-278sa laptop. It comes with a single 3.5mm port which is used for both audio out and line in. The laptop will work fine when outputting sound through the jack and a pair of headphones. However when i try to use the same port as a line in to record sound from an external device i am having some problems. I am trying to connect my mixer to the laptop using a standard lead, red & white one end and 3.5mm jack on the other. At first I was not getting any change whatsoever under the Recording tab in Sound settings. It just says 'not plugged in' under the microphone. After doing some research I found that the lead I was using, a 3 section plug, would not work and that was the reason there was no change when i plugged it in. I bought a 4 section plug & eureka, the laptop recognised the lead & showed this on the Recording tab. I thought my problem was sorted but this was not the case at all. As soon as I plug the red & white end of the lead into the output on the mixer, the laptop screen displays the 'not plugged in' message again as though I have unplugged the lead at the 3.5mm jack end. This makes no sense to me whatsoever?!? How can it recognise the lead is plugged in with no problems but then go back to not recognising it as soon as the other end is plugged into an external output?! Surely there must be a way of rectifying this as currently its impossible to record any sound on the laptop from... Read more

Answer:Headphone & Microphone Combo Audio Jack

Hi dave_holmes, Welcome to the HP Forums! I would like to take a moment and thank you for using the forum, it is a great place to find answers. For you to have the best experience in the HP forum, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I understand you are trying to connect your mixer to the notebook. After connecting  the appropriate adapter  it was showing correctly. Once you connected the mixer it disappeared. Here is a link to YouTube, which has  a selection of videos on connecting a mixer to a notebook or laptop, that may assist you.YouTube /connect mixer to laptop As it was seen correctly before you connected the mixer, the notebook is working correctly. You will need to contact the manufacturer of the mixer for instructions on connecting it to a notebook with one input/output port. 

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rEcently posted this click here and eventually bought this click hereNext question can I just connect the headphone socket of the recording unit to the PC audio socket using something like this click hereIf so which colour socket would I insert the jack into on the PC?

Answer:Headphone jack to PC audio jack.

If the Recorder as a output jack, you need by one that as that size of jack, also check if it needs stereo or mono to a input jack that is stereo to fit the input of the Laptop i.e microphone jack socket

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I cannot get beats audio working via front speaker headphone jack following upgrade to windows 10. Can you provide a link to the relevant drivers please? Error Message from windows update : ? IDT - Audio Device - IDT High Definition Audio CODEC - Error 0x8007001f

Answer:Beats Audio not working on front headphone jack

I tried to download drivers from HP but keep finding this message: HP encountered an error while trying to scan your product.Please verify your product is powered on and connected, then try again in a few minutes.Or, view all available drivers for your product below. HP has no problems identifying my PC, details as below: Product name = h9-1335eaProduct Number = C5V41EASerial Number = [Personal Information Removed] 

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1. I have an NVidia GeForce 960. I wanna play games and record it so when something cool happens I can show my friends.
2. my friend told me that using the NVidia Experience application to record gameplay has less of a performance hit than using the Xbox DVR recording. makes sense, I guess.
3. in order for the application to record the game audio as well, I have to send the audio to the graphics card.
4. graphics card doesn't have a headphone jack, but the audio is sent from my graphics card to my monitor, which does have a headphone jack. 
5. (the problem) my monitor seems to do something to the audio, because when I plug my headphones into my monitor it sounds terrible compared to when I plug it into one my computer's headphone jacks.
so I would like to be able to send the audio to both the graphics card and my audio device (headphones) simultaneously. is there any hope for me?
also..... is there a difference in performance when using the NVidia Experience app to record vs. using the Xbox DVR? because if there isn't, there's no point in worrying about this.

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Firstly, I updated to Win 10 about 4 months ago and this problem only showed up yesterday.  Please! read this first (opens in new page and I pasted it just in case) http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Audio/HP-Envy-Desktop-headphone-jack-not-working/td-p/4010564 Scroll down to where "RandShouse" writes:"1. Click the Start button.2. Type Beats Audio and select the Beats Audio Control Panel.3. Select Advanced Settings from the top menu.4. Under Jack Information uncheck the box that says Enable auto pop up dialog, when device has been plugged in." What's happening is that my laptop's audio is working with earbud, headphones (anything that works with the headphone jack). But the problem is that terrible Beats software. So if I watch a youtube video with the earbuds then remove them, the laptop audio works perfectly fine! Then Beats kicks in and recognizes that I just unplugged a device when it says "You just unplugged a device." Which makes pefect sense. Because I just removed the earbuds. And for a few seconds, the audio from my laptop (speakers) works perfectly fine. But then Beats audio malfunctions and says that "You just plugged a device...". WHICH IS WRONG. So I tried to follow the steps written by RandShouse but step 4 is not even there. For some reason, I don't have the checkbox and I could go to Control Panel > Sys and Security > Hardware and Sound > Realtek. But I don't have realtek (which has it's better way of dis... Read more

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I've been finding a solution for days now and I still haven't found for this. I am using windows 7. I can clearly hear music from my 2 speakers, but when I plug my headphones into the front jack inputs......no sound! in the playback devices,it shows my headphone is not plugged in!! The mic works fine. I have DL'd the latest realtek drivers and made sure all mute's are off but still nothing. If anyone knows how to fix this, you will be a better man than I. thank u in advance
 

Answer:No Sound From Headphone Jack With Realtek Hd Audio Device?

hi,

Was your PC built for you or did you buy it in a shop?

If it was built for you, you might want to check that the front panel connectors are connected to the motherboard. I have seen many people forget to do this.
 

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Inspiron 15 3000 audio jack cant detect headphone, but dell audio can detect something plugged in. However the playback device at Sound cannot detect any headphone. Now i only receive buzzing sound in headphone. How to fix this problem??

Answer:Inspiron 15 3000 audio jack cant detect headphone

Hello. To test the headphone jack switch between the Realtek audio driver and the Windows native audio driver.
1. Open the Device Manager (type devmgmt.msc in the Windows search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, then no need to restart.[To get back to the Realtek driver,  do it again but reverse the names in steps 1 and 6.]
If there is still only buzzing even with the native driver, test using other headphones. If still no luck then probably hardware failure. Contact tech support for repair if under warranty.
If it works okay with the native driver then the Realtek driver is buggy. Try a different version of the driver. If you need help with that reply back with the full model name (something like "Inspiron 11 3147", etc) and which operating system it has.

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I have a Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 motherboard with on-board sound by Realtek, and my case is Thermaltake's "Element G".

I connected the front panel audio cable to the designated connection on the motherboard, however, whenever I plug-in my headphones, the stereo is reversed! Meaning that the headphone for the Right ear is playing the audio channel for the Left ear, and vice versa.

I end up having to wear my headphones in reverse to enjoy correct stereo sound.

I checked the front panel audio connection to the motherboard, thinking that maybe I plugged it in the wrong way or something, but apparently there is only one way to plug it in.

My first guess was that this was a design flaw with the case, and that they mixed up the audio channel connections in the front panel. However, when I plugged my headphones DIRECTLY to the REAR audio jack, it's exactly the same story!

The fact of the matter is that the on-board audio is mixing up the stereo channels! I actually remember that on my previous computer with on-board audio it was the same exact problem.

1) Is this a known issue with on-board sound cards in general?

2) Most importantly, is there any way I can fix this in Windows 7? Reverse the stereo channels so that they are outputted correctly?

Thanks in advance!!

Answer:Front audio headphone jack reversed stereo...

Never mind. I tried a different pair of headphones and there was no problem. Apparently my cheap "Sony" headphones were just defective.

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Hi there,

I have an Asus G 50vt, a few days ago I had it hooked up to a stereo system and tripped on the wire connected to the Audio jack. The Headphone jack now has half of the head stuck inside and I was unable to remove it.

I am wondering if there is a way to reassign the headphone output to the Line in or Mic in jacks?
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Any help would be appreciated

Answer:Changing Audio Jack output (from headphone to Mic in/line in)

I know you can do that, I have seen it with some creative programs, im not too sure if your asus will do that, but I think the easiest option is to get that headphone jack out. you'd be surprised how easy it can be once you open your laptop up. another option (i would think - but try last) would be to get some super glue (only a little bit) and try to stick something to that headphone output to pull it out. - i was about to suggest soldering something, but dont worry about that, small amount of superglue might be the way to go alternatively buying an external sound card might be an option $20US

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is it possible to somehow have output through a headphone jack and through bluetooth? i have a set of bluetooth headphones but on a plane if 2 people want to watch a movie, only 1 can hear unless we take an earbud each. i would like to run my bluetooth headphones and have audio go out through headphone jack as well. currently if i plug in headphones through the jack it disables bluetooth audio

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Hello all, firstly; apologies for any headaches caused, however, until I buy a capture card I'm recording gameplay through a camera (the quality to my surprise isn't bad either). However picking up the audio requires me to turn up the TV volume quite a lot and also the mic (on my headset) to 100 + 20dB boost in Control Panel > Sound > Recording. As you can imagine, audio is average at best.

So, a cheap solution I thought would be to buy something like this, but I'm not entirely sure it'll work?
3.5mm Male to 2 Dual Female Plug Jack Stereo Audio Headset Mic Y Splitter Cables | eBay

The plan is to basically plug my headsets microphone jack to the red/pink one which will input the audio from that, but for the green, Plug in a male to male audio jack (one of these, which I already have):
From my TV to the green one. But I'm not sure if the green is for inputting or outputting audio?

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So here's where it gets even more complicated:

If the above will work (or you can link me to something that does what I'm wanting), I want to actually listen to the TV audio through my headsets headphones. A simple solution here would be to tick "Listen to this Device" in Control Panel > Sound > Recording, however that also means listening to my voice as well (which I find very offputting).

So, because my headset is like this:

(headphone jack + microphone jack)

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Answer:Inputting Microphone and Headphone audio into the line in jack

You cannot attach mismatched impedance devices directly to the PC. Some motherboards will re-task the jack based on the device plugged in and others will go up in smoke or simply turn off the jack.

I'm not a game player but isn't there software that will capture game play?

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My Yoga 720 13 will only detect any of my headphone on first plug, i got sounds and the laptop speakers remained inactive. but after unplugging it and plugging it back no sound came out of my headphone and laptop speakers remained inactive like first time plugged. it seemed my laptop detected the headphone on the second plug but won't make any sound because my laptop speaker remained inactive, and once i unplugged it my laptop went back to active and made sounds. Please help, i've tried to reinstall the audio driver but it didn't work. whenever i restart my laptop or wake it up from sleep it will work again, but only once on first plug. but on second trial of plugging it back, it won't work again. is this hardware issue ? or software issue ? 

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I am facing this problem with the speaker/headphone jack of my laptop y460, any audio headphone or speaker 3.5mm male input will not go in completely. I feel something is broken inside the speaker jack... though it goes in easily in the mic jack.  I tried to see through using a flash light and compare between mic jack and speaker jack, there is definately something broken or stuck inside the headphone jack.. How can I get this issue fixed  ?













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Answer:y460 audio jack won't go in / headphone input problem

Hi Divyanshu, please call Tech Support and inquire if a defective jack is covered by Warranty....or you may buy a external USB soundcard and just go on...http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-2-0-Mic-Speaker-Audio-5-1-channel-3D-Sound-Card-Adapter-Virtual-Mini-New... http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=external+sound+card&_sacat=0&_odkw=external+hard+drive&_osacat=0... good Luck... Zehn

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I love everything about my carbon x1 except for the headphone/microphone jack audio out. The sound that comes out when I plug in any standard 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo plug sounds terrible (headphones, speakers, etc). Any particular reason for this or anyone else experiencing a similar problem? Is this jack even supposed to be used for standard headphones or what? Do I need headphones with a microphone built in to get better quality sound? Thanks!













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Answer:carbon x1 headphone jack audio quality sounds terrible

Hi, bayern2668
 
You shouldn't need headphones with a microphone to get this port to work correctly. The reason for the symbol depicting both headphones and a microphone is to demonstrate that it supports both. On older machines, there were two separate ports for these devices, but they have since been combined into one.
 
I would firstly recommend making sure both the BIOS and the audio drivers are up to date for your machine. The latest BIOS for your machine came out about a week ago and can be found here. The audio driver is not as new, but is still pertinent, and can be found here.
 
Best of luck, and let me know how it goes
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I purchased new earphone with mic & connected to my laptop, V570. But no sound is coming. Then i checked the earphone to mobile to check the output. It is working. But connecting with laptop is not working . Also a USB port next to it is also not functioning.  













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Answer:Audio combo jack vs headphone/earphone with mic and speaker connector

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
On your computer the audio jacks along with the USB port are mounted on a card that is separate from the motherboard.  The two are then connected with a ribbon cable.  If your headphone jack is inoperable with more than one pair of headphones and the USB port does not work would be a good indication of a problem with the card.   
 
Just to rule out a possible hardware conflict try doing a BIOS reset.  Just do this.......
1. Unplug the charger / adapter. 2. Remove the battery. 3. Press and hold the Power Button for 15 seconds. 4. Re-install the battery, plug in the charger / adapter if needed and power up the system to see if the problem was resolved.
 
If the reset did not correct the problem then I would suspect either the audio card is faulty or the ribbon cable has become disconnected.  In that case I would suggest you contact Lenovo Support for additional service especially if your warranty is still active.  You can find the phone number for Lenovo Support in your country or area by using the link below....http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/supportphonelist_alt1

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Hi all, I noticed an issue with my Lenovo X1 Yoga 2nd that I didn't have with my older laptop.My monitor is connected through HDMI and has speakers.But sometimes I want to connect headphones to listen using them but the system doesn't switch to the laptop audio adapter automatically based on the trigger of inserting the headphone jack.It would be much more convinient if it did rather than needing to open Playback devices everytime to switch back and forth. My older laptop with Realtek adapter did that. I'm not sure if it's something that Windows did or the Audio driver did. Any ideas how can I get it to switch automatically?

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This doesn't always happen, but I've noticed a few times on my T440p that when I have headphones plugged in, sounds comes out of the speakers. The headphones are functional and fully plugged in, yet no sound comes out of them, and the sound comes out of the speakers. I've fixed this multiple times by unplugging the headphones and plugging them back in. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, have you been able to fix it? The reason it is a problem for me is that it distracts those working around me. Thanks. (my problem differs from this one, where sounds comes from both the headphones and speakers)













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Answer:T440p: Audio coming from speakers despite headphone being plugged into jack

Look for a multistream option in the Realtek audio control panel. Make sure it's set to unify headphones and speakers.Alternatively, if you want audio to only come out of the headphones and not switch dynamically, go to the Sound control panel in Windows, and set headphones as default.

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so if i want to listen to music with headphones i gotta do this to get a balanced audio output   it was working fine then one day just went all weird.theres been several installs of windows since this happend and it does it under linux as well.would actualy like to fix this  speacialy since im running some nice senhizers now... 

Answer:audio balance issue with anything pluged into headphone jack (t430)

Hi 1ajs,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
May I know the current version of Audio driver which you have installed in your system?
 
Check setting the BIOS to factory default & to proceed with this, boot the system into BIOS by tapping F1 key on Lenovo logo, press F9 key to set the BIOS to default & F10 to save and exit.
 
Best regards,
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Front headphone jack is now assigned as a communications device (basically call-center style headphones & mic).  I am unable to use this jack for regular headphones any longer.  I am unable to change the assignment back to simply 'headphones' -- the original setting when the PC was manufactured by HP.  Also, Beats Audio (and its Control Panel) no longer works and HP has no software download for my PC for it ("cannot find .startup file!").  How do I reassign the front 3.5mm headphone jack to be what it used to be and how do I get Beats Audio from HP if their support website doesn't even let me choose the software?

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Hey, everyone! I am having a problem with my audio jack:1. First of all my laptop doesn't seem to acknowledge when I put my headphones/external speakers in the jack... no notification or reaction from the Laptop.2. Second- only left headphone is working. Other than that the laptop speakers are good, the only problem is with the jack.What I've done is to reset my PC, to return it to it's factory settings... but no change! Still the same problem!Laptop is new.. less than 3 months..  I am desperate... I really hope there's something I can do and you could help me with that! I really don't think it''s a hardware problem.. I have taken good care of the machine, no troubles.Thank you!

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Front headphone jack is now assigned as a communications device (basically call-center style headphones & mic).  I am unable to use this jack for regular headphones any longer.  I am unable to change the assignment back to simply 'headphones' -- the original setting when the PC was manufactured by HP.  Also, Beats Audio (and its Control Panel) no longer works and HP has no software download for my PC for it ("cannot find .startup file!").  How do I reassign the front 3.5mm headphone jack to be what it used to be and how do I get Beats Audio from HP if their support website doesn't even let me choose the software?

Answer:Front Headphone Jack Reassigned; Beats Audio No Longer Avail...

Welcome to the HP Support Forums @maadiman70! I understand that you were having an issue getting your headphones to work. I will do my absolute best to help you resolve the problem on your HP Pavilion HPE h8-1300z CTO Desktop PC.  As you know the HP Pavilion HPE h8-1300z CTO Desktop PC software and driver page does not have supported drivers for Windows 10 available.  When did the headphone jack stop working?When did the Beats Audio stop working?Have you tried to do a System Restore back to when they were working?Have you tried using the Windows troubleshooting tool?Have you tried to see if the headphones are recognized by the Desktop? Here is a document called No Sound from the Speakers or Headphones. There are some steps in it that may help you.  The best thing you can do because there are no Windows 10 drivers available for you at this point, is to do your Windows Updates and the HP Support Assistant updates. Just download and run the application and it will help with the software and drivers on your system that need updating. If this reply resolves your issue, please share the good news! Let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button at the bottom of this post. To simply say thanks, please click the Thumbs up below! If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with the results of the troub... Read more

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So I have 150 OptiPlex 5050's, and a Windows 10 image deployed via WDS. I have the latest (8073) Realtek audio driver from the Dell site added to my WDS server, and when a machine is imaged the driver is installed. However, it doesn't install the Maxxaudio Waves application and services so when headphones are plugged in to the front jack Windows doesn't detect it and route the audio to the front jack.
 If I install the DUP manually all the software is installed and the jack detection works fine, but if I run the DUP silently as a startup script I get the driver but not the Waves software. I have also tried running the Waves MSI that is installed with the driver, both scripted, through Group Policy and manually, but this also fails to install correctly.
I am assuming this has something to do with the reboots required after installation, but I can't manually install the driver on 150 PC's I need to automate it somehow.
 Does anyone else have this problem or know of a workaround? I just need the headphone detection to work properly!
 

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I’m usually terrible at doing my fair share of posting solutions on the internet but found time for this one.  Come on Dell!  My wife just bought me this great new XPS for Christmas and the headphone jack first requires me to tell the laptop that there is a headphone plugged in to work…..then the menu disappeared altogether and the headphone jack was useless.   My kid’s (2 year old) ipad seems to have no issues detecting a headphone plugged in and he laughs at daddy struggling with his new laptop.  Solution:  I gave updating and rolling back drivers provided by Dell and went to the Realtek site and downloading their drivers and installing.   (HOME > Downloads > Computer Peripheral ICs > PC Audio Codecs > High Definition Audio Codecs > Software).  I at least got the headphone jack to work again,  but will apparently just have to deal with the “MaxAudioPro” menu that appears and asks me what I just stuck into the headphone jack.  I verbally say “well MaxAudioPro, it is a headphone jack with a image of a headphone next to it,  what do you think I plugged in?”
Again,  Come on Dell.  Fairly steamed here.  ….brand new laptop,  I’m not going to return it because it was a very expensive gift, and I won't dedicate time to sit on the phone with tech support because of a home issue, and I don’t need high end stuff.  I just ... Read more

Answer:XPS 13 9360 - Audio issues - Headphone Jack not working - Realtek MaxAudio menu comes and goes.

Because they moved to the combined audio port, they removed the option to turn off the popup.  So you will likely see that continue.  It can be useful if you use multiple devices, such as External Speakers so you can set preferences for each device.
One thing about the process I find irritating is having to select the OK button, even when the popup shows the correct device.  They need to allow the ability to just use the enter key or any key to continue the process if the correct device is already selected..

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I had to wipe my original install due to nasty virus... I've rebuilt my machine, Windows 7 I have the Conexant 20672 SmartAudio HD driver installed, 8.32.23.5, dated: 6/5/2012 I will get an initial pop/click out of the built-in speakers when it tries to play something, but nothing else When I connect headphones up, everything is playing properly Have I disabled the speakers somehow with an Fn +?  The speakers off button is not lit. I can't find anything in BIOS that shuts off the speakers Thanks,Branch

Answer:W520 - headphone jack audio works, but not built-in speakers after wipe & reinstall

Hello branchh,
 
I understand that this can be frustrating for you.
This is the driver you need for you audio, you can download it from here:
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS014918
 
This should get your speakers and audio up and running again.
 
Hope this helps,
 
Alex





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I have a T500 - 2081CTO, and in the last week or less, the headphone jack has stopped working. There was a windows update recently so I'm assuming that's the culprit. I typically let it do it's auto-update thing without paying much attention, so I don't know what exactly changed or why it would kill the headphone jack. I've tried looking for Conextant drivers, but those don't seem to have changed since 2011. Win8 and the T500 has always been a bit flaky, but this at least has always worked. How can I test that it's the software and not a hardware issue? And if it is software related, what do I need to fix it?

Answer:Win8/T500 headphone jack stopped working. Conextant Audio Software issue?

Following the suggestion of my beloved brother, I stepped back through restore points and found one 2 weeks ago where sound still works. Since that time, I had installed a Java Dev Kit, SVN, redistributable C++, pando media booster, and Firefox. I'm leaning towards PMB being the culprit, but it's hard to say exactly. Windows critical updates (the first step back) didn't change anything.

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hi,
i encounter the same problem. my laptop is thinkpad e431. please help
 
Mod's Edit: Updated Subject line and moved post to the Thinkpad forum from the Lenovo Y & Z series notebook due to the difference in models.
 

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Hello,My problem is this: I have an old  set of speakers such that the left speaker eventually stopped working.
Upon taking it apart, turns out the wire was just pulled away from the solder to the pins.I replaced the wire and it was good as new.
After a few months of use, (once in a while use) the left speaker "stopped" workingI later discovered that it still works, but is very very quiet.Such that, I have to set the right speaker balance to 9% and left to 100% to get the same volume from both speakers.I took it apart today, re-glued the wires back to the pins, no difference.
So I am wondering, with Dell Audio client, and my Dell xps 8700, which has a front and back 3.5mm audio jacks, can I set the balance to the front port to be my 100/9 for the speakers, and 100/100 for the back which connects to my headphones?
I took a look in the audio client, but it looks like no such option exists.Do I go looking for a new set of speakers or is there an easy option here?

Answer:Can you change the balance output on a specific audio jack output with Dell Audio?

I believe both jacks are controlled and connected to the same ports and software so directing one to do one thing and another to do something different isn't possible as far as I know.  Maybe someone will have a different answer, but I don't think Dell's software is advanced enough.

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Hi,I am using  Pavilion g6 laptop. i am unable to connect 3.5mm jack headphones. what is the appropriate audio jack size for this model? Thanks in advance 

Answer:HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC Audio Jack Size

Hello @SathishTKS?, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I understand that you are having an issue with the Audio Jack, and wanted to assist you! To start, can you provide me with the Product Number of the notebook?  Here is a link you can use that will help you find your Model and Product Number: How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? 3.5mm is the standard size for notebooks, desktops and mobile devices.  Are you sure you are connecting your headphones to the right port?  Have you tried connecting other headphones?  Are the headphones getting stuck halfway?  Looking forward to your reply. Regards!

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Hi,Not sure if this is the right section.I had a old Hi-Fi radio woofer, please look at the attachment.I would like to use the speaker with my desktop, as you know behind the desktop only had 1 jack which is not compatible with my woofer cables. I need to know what universal jack i can use to solve my problem, where to buy it online, or recommend me something.I did try to find it in eBay but i don't know which one should i get.[recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Looking for Hifi Radio audio jack compatible with my desktop audio jack

I would buy or use a stereo or amp with audio input, and drive the woofer(s) speakers etc through that. You will need a stereo phono male jack to another male stereo phono jack or a stereo phono male jack to RCA male usually red and white for left and right sound.Your computer can not drive these directly without killing the soundcard which may be integrated to the computer. If you do get any sound and drive it with sound card directly the sound will probably be a anything from nothing heard to a whisper of sound.Definately drive them with an amp or stereo that has aux audio input.  http://www.newark.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=96T7442&CMP=KNC-GPLA&mckv=|pcrid|27090073821|plid|or this onehttp://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?seq=1&format=2&p_id=4792&CAWELAID=1329450515&catargetid=320013720000011015&cadevice=c&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CKuFjrDu5LkCFSU6QgodPjQAlADepending on the amp or stereo used to drive the speaker/woofer(s) you may need to add RCA plugs to the end of the stripped wire if they are not quick release like these appear to have come from and make sure you have correct polarity to avoid damage.*** Once when my sound system died, I simply plugged my computers audio output to the aux audio input of a large 1980s boom box and used that for sound and it worked quite well. Could even record stuff to tape..lol

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Hi
!'ve got a probelm with my compaq 615
i had a problem with my audio quitting on me after the laptop went to sleep (which required a reboot) so i reinstalled the drivers (IDT HD)
now my laptop speakers are set as the default audio device and my headphone jack is set as the default communications device .. what kind of nonsense is that..
anywho.. all efforts trying to tell the pc i want the headphones as default speakers were in vain... it won't change any settings
simply disabling the speakers isn't a real solution either because i would still like to be able to use the media keys on my keyboard to adjust the volume.. i can't use them on a device that isn't the default however
i tried reinstalling the drivers aswell with no results

does anyone know what could help?

Answer:can't set front jack as default audio output (notebook)

no ideas?

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I'm trying to get audio in through the combo audio jack on my T520 -- I can use a stereo or mono mini jack on the other end (attached to an analog cassette deck) but would like to know how to import the audio if it's possible through the audio combo jack?  Adapters etc? Since the stereo mini-jack I have isn't working.  Must say I know it's the wave of the future and I know there's a built in mic.... but am not keen on this "one size fits all" jack...  Thanks

Answer:Trying to get audio- import audio in through combo audio jack on T520

Hi Gaia1muse, What i can say is current Thinkpad uses combo jack for audio, and they are compatable with apple iphone's handfree (for mic and headphone only). Hope this helps.Fred





T61 + X201i

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Had my 7370 for over a month now and i have a problem with the headphone jack when i plug my headphones in and watch movies or listen to music its very loud and i mean loud i have to turn it down to like 30% and that is still quite loud.
also feels like its missing a bit of quality because its just so loud its like its over amped and has no control of the audio.

on other laptops or devices i normally listen at around 70-80% of the volume.

i have uninstalled drives and updated to the latest version and also just used the windows driver that helped a little but was still over the top.

  

Answer:Latitude 7370 Headphone Jack LOUD

The volume you hear can be controlled by more than one volume controller.  If you were using iTunes, it has a volume control which needs to be used in conjunction with the computer volume control.
Also, if you are getting popups when you plug in the headset, it may give you options for what device was plugged in and one option is Headphones-small.  Once you select that, you should be able to set your preferences and then save that so it will load with the headset.
I run my system at 30% or less.  If you can hear it clearly the actual percentage is just a gauge on that system.

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audio jack not working,,,when i plugged in headphone ...then no sound occure

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My  new Logitech speakers work fine if I plug them into front audio jack.Get no signal if plugged into rear audio jack. Have default sound card. Any suggestions on what I need to try would be most welcomed.
Thanks

Answer:Front audio jack works but not not rear audio jack

Hi, 
Is the issue only with the logitech speaker or have you tried another set of speakers or headsets  at the rear jack.

Regards

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I have done clean install of Windows 10 in my DV8P. Everything works fine. When I check audio output devices, it shows only Speaker. Even after inserting headphone jack, I am not finding headphone as audio output device. Hence hearing audio without disturbing others is not possible.
Any solutions, please.

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Hello everybody. On Dell 7567 with combo audio-microphone jack every time when I plug in a headphone it appears a window asking Which device did you plug in, and in the Dell Devices list there are some options. I do not know which to choose. So can any one please explain which option is right. Thank you.

Answer:Dell 7567: Which audio device to choose for headphone?

If you plug in a headphone, select Headphones/Headset and small, medium or large...

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Windows 7 64 bit:My Y550P made a really loud screeching sound, then just after that a red light came on in the headphone jack and is on all the time now.  Also, this has caused problems with the touchpad which is now messed up, jerky movements with a delay, moving very little at times.  What's the deal?  I need a solution for this please because it's virtually unusable unless I have a mouse plugged into USB (which works fine. Update:did a clean install of Windows 7, the problems are still as described above, no change.  It seems to be hardware related then would it?  Any ideas? Thanks

Answer:Loud Screech, then red light in headphone jack and touchpad stops working

install sound drivers ( that fixes red light issue ), un-install or update touchpad drivers.

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My audio jack is definitely worn out and I need to get it replaced, as a temporary solution can I use my working phone's headjack as audio for my PC in any way, if I connect the phone and laptop together?
I use an android phone and windows PC laptop. Just so I'm clear I'll make sure I'm being understood ... I get that it's a bit complicated. Can I use my phone's headphone jack, with the phone connected to the laptop (via USB), and have my laptop audio streamed onto my phone's sound, and therefore through the headphones?

Answer:Laptop headphone jack broken, can I use my phone for laptop audio?

Don't think you can do what you want with the phone
but you could use one of these

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hi, i am using Dell Inspiron N4050 , i am having problem with my audio jack. their is no sound coming from my audio jack in windows , i tried every solution available on Google but None of them work..
first i thought that it's an hardware issue, but now i think it's software/driver related issue, because jack is absolutely working fine in ubuntu without causing me any problem... i am also using the latest IDT drivers available for my hardware. my Audio device is IDT High Definition audio Codec .. Hope SomeOne tell me Working Solution, ... Sad Sad
i am Using Widnows7 32Bit all Drivers are UpToDate....
(Sorry For My Bad English)

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hi, i am using Dell Inspiron N4050 , i am having problem with my audio jack. their is no sound coming from my audio jack in windows , i tried every solution available on Google but None of them work.. first i thought that it's an hardware issue, but now i think it's software/driver related issue, because jack is absolutely working fine in ubuntu without causing me any problem... i am also using the latest IDT drivers available for my hardware. my Audio device is IDT High Definition audio Codec .. Hope SomeOne tell me Working Solution, ... Sad Sad i am Using Widnows7 32Bit all Drivers are UpToDate.... (Sorry For My Bad English)
 

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Hello,
I am using Windows 10, and my sound from my audio jacks has stopped working for headphones and external speakers. My USB headphones work fine and can record sound, but they jacks allow nothing. The computer recognizes my speakers in the audio devices, and they hum when I turn them up, but again, the sound is not working. 
Thank you for any help you can provide.
Ryan

Answer:Dell Inspiron 620 Audio Jack Problems

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us.
I would ask you to check & advise how does the system respond in the following situation,
*Restart the system in safe mode with networking and confirm if the same issue seen with headphones & speakers.
*check if you have Conexant SMART AUDIO  listed in the device manager under audio devices if it is then uninstalling the Conexant SMART AUDIO software fixes the audio issue, restart the system once this is done.
Also do send the service tag of the system via private message so that I can check system specifications before assisting you further.
Regards,

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This is a problem that just started after having my drive wiped and OS re-installed.


Sound plays quite loudly when played through virtually anything; media players, Youtube, Firefox and Internet Explorer, anything. Yet the sounds from certain video games are extremely low in volume, which has never happened to me before.

Also worth noting: At seemingly random intervals, certain sounds in the games would play at full volume.


Attaching my DxDiag




One thing I noticed is that in the Playback devices, the stereo mix always picks up sounds louder than the speakers play out, unsure if this is related at all.



Also not sure if it's related or relevant, but my original system had the hard drives set on IDE, but now they're both set on AHCI




EDIT: I think I've solved it. It was just a matter of turning on Loudness Equalization. Leaving it open because I wanna know if this is indeed the issue or just a quickfix.

Answer:RealTek audio loud, in-game audio sharply muted

I doubt that the loudness is the correct "fix" since the sound is OK except in games. Many games have an option for the sound level and can be adjusted in the game setup. Others use MIDI to generate the sounds.

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Hello,
I am using Dell  Inspiron 3542-4627, and I am about to buy a new headset. Since my laptop has only one input jack for both microphone and headphones, and most headsets have separated microphone and headphones inputs, I really need to know which type of audio jack my laptop has. How can I know if my laptop has TRRS or TRS socket jack? I need to know this so I can get 2xTRS to TRRS or 2xTRS to TRS splitter?
Thank you in advance.
Cheers.

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I just received a new Dell XPS13 non-touch. Everything about it is great except that my standard Skullcandy headphones will not fit into the audio jack. Nor will my earbuds. Furthermore, I seem to be the only one complaining about this since no one else has posted about this being a problem for them. What can I do? I know that my headphones have a standard size jack. 

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I've got a dell inspiron1440, and I accidentally broke my headphone's plugin into the jack. And now I can't listen to my music and all.. :( anyways that I can just disable that audio connection and let the sound come outta my speakers?

Answer:Audio Jack Problem : Dell inspiron 1440

The jack is soldered to the mainboard, easiest solution is to purchase a USB Sound Card, something like this:http://www.google.co.uk/products/ca...Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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Hi, Hello community.
Been really enjoying this product, have the i7 4500U, Radeon R9 M265X (2GB GDDR5), 8GB DDR3, FullHD version. It's really snappy and a good value, once you put a extra SSD inside. Really a good buy.
One annoying problem, tho. It's been many years, since this computer has come out and a few motherboard changes thru warranty, many RealTek and native Windows audio drivers, but still the combo audio/mic jack produces a unbearably loud white noise. This is unacceptable. For all who'll try to hint me to other threads in this community forum, I read them all, I tried every solution and nothing helped. I am not asking for help. i am demanding a software fix for this problem. Please, do not recommend me buying a external sound card or USB Headset. Just, dell, please give me a fix.
Love your product and, just to say, this is the first time I have problems with one of your products. Will stay committed, but, please fix this.
Thank you.
Regards from Latvia

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Dell ST2320L audio out jack disabled after installing Windows 10 on XPS 17

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Hi, I have a problem with my front audio jack. The cause of this problem may or may not be the DAW reaper. I set my front headphone jack on my laptop as reapers input and the speakers on the laptop as its output. This did not work so I uninstalled the program. I tried to use my headphones but there is nothing. I uninstalled all the drivers for Realtek and reinstalled them. I have also tried system restores, 4 times. They keep failing regardless of whether Avast is off or not. The speakers work, and when the headphones get plugged in (they work on my phone and other PC's in the house perfectly fine), they are recognized by Dell Audio. The problem is, the only thing in the playback tab in sound (hidden or not) is speakers and a monitor I don't want to use. Can anyone help me diagnose the problem? I really want to use my headphones again.

Answer:Audio Jack Problems (Dell Inspiron 15 3537, Windows 8.1)

I set my front headphone jack on my laptop as reapers input and the speakers on the laptop as its output



I have 3 Dell Inspiron 15 Notebooks [1 bought new and 2 resurrected] and have only the one Headphone jack on them.
Maybe your device needs the Microphone jack for the input of audio instead of the Headphone/Speaker jack?

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