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Question: Headphone Jack broken

My headphone jack socket is broken on my sony laptop. I get no sound output at the moment. Is there any way to change the settings/configeration on the computer so that i can use the recording jack (mic) as my output for sounds. installed on the computer is realtek HD audio manager.

Any help would be great 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 
 
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Hello all, My device:Lenovo G700 Notebook (00258-61457-41252-AAOEM), Windows 8.1, IDT Audio Driver Situation:My headphone jack is broken. A repair might be too expensive. I'd rather disable jack and to play sound via speakers Problem:My small daughter has broken headphone jack and it got stuck inside the notebook. I can't get it out so my computer still thinks that headohones are turned on. That's way  I can't get any sound through internal speakers. My question:Is there any fast way I can reconfigure the audio jakc or how to disable it (maybe in windows registry) on my notebook to be able to hear some sounds?   Thanks in advance.I will be grateful for any helpful advice! Jaroslav

Answer:Broken headphone jack got stuck in a plug, how to disable jack?

 My device:Lenovo G700 Notebook (00258-61457-41252-AAOEM), Windows 8.1, IDT Audio Driver Situation:My headphone jack is broken. A repair might be too expensive. I'd rather disable jack and to play sound via speakers Problem:My small daughter has broken headphone jack and it got stuck inside the notebook. I can't get it out so my computer still thinks that headohones are turned on. That's way  I can't get any sound through internal speakers. My question:Is there any fast way I can reconfigure the audio jakc or how to disable it (maybe in windows registry) on my notebook to be able to hear some sounds?   Thanks in advance.I will be grateful for any helpful advice! Jaroslav

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  First time ive ever had this happen with any sort of electornics.....the headphone jack on a new pair of turtle beach headphones somehow got bent and before i realized the danger it broke off inside the output for the headphones on my AW 15 R3.   computer is less than a month away from the store....grrrrrrr   what are my options.....thanks....Tom Schuster

Answer:headphone jack broken off in headphone plug in

TOMMYSS,
If you purchased complete care from Dell you can call into Dell Alienware Support at 1 (877) 330-9732. If you did not you can possibly take it back to the store you purchased it from to see if they can help you. You can also try removing it yourself. Just make sure that it is unplugged before attempting to remove it.

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My headphone jack is broken. Sometimes if the headset is in just right you get sound for a second but then you l loose it. What do I need to do to get it fixed?

Answer:Broken Headphone Jack

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bboy4liberty


My headphone jack is broken. Sometimes if the headset is in just right you get sound for a second but then you l loose it. What do I need to do to get it fixed?


Assuming it isnt under warranty your best bet is to take it to a pro especially if it is a laptop.

There is a workaround. You could get a USB headset, or a mini din to USB converter.

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I have an HP ze4145 (Laptop) and my headphone jack after 2 years has broken on me. Before it completely broke I would have to move the plug around inside the jack to try and get the right connection. Now that im completely missing a headphone jack I have two questions. First, is there any way i can disable the jack and force all of the audio to come out of my laptop speakers? and Second, Would i be able to buy a new jack or soundcard and how much would it cost on average? Thank you to anyone who can help.
 

Answer:Broken Headphone Jack

Fixed...somewhat

In case anyone else was having this same prob with the broken jack... i dont know how healthy this is for the comp, but i just got back from lunch and i had a peice of foil left, so i folded it up and jammed it in where the jack goes and success!!!!!!!!!!
 

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The headphone jack broke so now my laptop thinks there is always headphones plugged in even when I take them out. The headphones still work when I plug them in but I am not able to use the internal speakers when I unplug the headphones. Is there anyway to manually turn off the headphone jack or at least have the sound come through both the headphone jack and the internal speakers? 

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So after 3 years my laptop finally started to show it's age. My headphone jack broke down. Only one headphone is working. No, it's not a headphone issue and neither a OS issue (I checked with other pairs and on Ubuntu). I disassembled the laptop and everything seemed fine, but I guess I gotta change that port to fix everything. Sadly, I couldn't find any original components, but only second hand from other generations. Do you think these one would be able to replace the one I had? (Lenovo G50-30) (Lenovo IdeaPad Z510)

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I broke my headphone jack last night. I dropped my Y510p while the auxillary chord was still plugged in. A small chunk of plastic and metal fell out the end of the headphone jack. Now my sound isn't working properly. Sound plays from the computer speakers when my headphones/aux chord are plugged in. I have about half the volume I usually do in my headphones/aux chord.  Ideally I would like to replace the headphone jack if possible. I've had this computer for a while and I don't think my warranty would cover it. I would ask Lenovo Support but the webpage seems to not be working. If I can't fix it properly for a reasonable price I will buy a usb sound adapter for it. Does anyone have any experience in this or have any advice for replacing a headphone jack????

Answer:Y510P Headphone Jack Broken

Lenovo support site is working for me. Since you're in Canada, they could be doing some site maintence that I'm not aware of. But try calling 1877-453-6686. 

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Hi. After some advice please. I have a broken headphone jack stuck in the desktop port. I need some advice on how to remove the broken jack or replace the port. If this is not possible how I can disable the headphone jack to restore external sound to the PC? Had a local chap look at it and said that the jack cannot be removed and to fix it would require a part that he cannot source as part of the motherboard? 

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I'm always using headphones while on my computer.  Earlier today, my headphone jack no longer works.  Even when the headphones are plugged in, audio only comes out of the speakers.  At first I thought it was an audio driver problem so I uninstalled and reinstalled the driver.  It still wasn't working on my Windows 7 drive.  So I then swapped in my XP drive and the audio still wasn't working.  It won't work on my Ubuntu drive either.  I blew some compressed air into the jack but it didn't fix the problem.  Obviously it's an internal hardware problem.  I'm out of my warranty (bought in June 2009, only got a 1-year warranty).  I'm a college student and this is my only computer.  How much will it cost for my laptop to get fixed?  Is it possible for me to make the repair by myself?  Please help.  I'm very distraught.

Answer:Headphone jack is broken! [T500]

Try going into SmartAudio and making sure it's on Classic mode instead of Multistream.

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I need help because I think my headphone jack is broken on my Nokia Lumia 822 it only works when you lean it to the side and hold it there I've tried to use different headphones and aux cords but nothing changed PS:I've tried to reset it but nothing changes

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Hi, I've got a pc on which the headphone jack is broken. Trying a usb sound card - looks like a dongle-y thing which sticks in a usb port and has a mic and a headphone jack on it. When plugged in it has a red light which flashes - maybe meaning it's connected? - but when I plug headphones in to it i get no sound. Sorry but I know little about this area. Maybe I need to go into some sort of control panel to tell the system to send sound this way? Any advice would be great. TIA - Terry

Answer:pc headphone jack broken trying usb sound but nothing to headphones

Has it occurred to you that it may be the Jack Plug (male), or cable, that is at fault. Rather than the Socket (female) that is at fault?

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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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Hi,

Through obvious neglect I have broken the plastic headphone hack on the front of my A100 till still accept a jack but is barely staying in there.

Anyone know if its easily replaced by myself with a soldering gun and the part? How is it connected to the board?

thanks

Answer:Satellite A100 - Broken headphone jack

Hi!

Normally the headphone jack is soldered/fixed on the mainboard and that means you have replace the whole mainboard. Furthermore the notebook must be disassembled complete and this is a little bit tricky.

In your case I would go to an authorized service provider. Speak with the technician and then you will see what they can do for you and how much it costs. I think this would be the best option.

Bye

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Hey, my headphone jack is cracked all around and the sound through my headphones goes from one side to two. I'm guessing since it is cracked and falling apart, the headphone contacts aren't seated properly, which to me means broken/damaged. i know from my jack in other products breaking, super glue won't cut it.  i have 30 days left on my upgraded warranty. i'm going to send my laptop in to get fixed (option 1), do i need to send my hard drive with my laptop? or any helpful comments? thanks  

Answer:ideapad y550 broken headphone jack

hey Acluck,you don't need to send in the hard drive but i would recommend calling the tech team for their advice on this.http://bit.ly/LNVsuppNum





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I use headphones for medical transcription. Today, they fell off the table after I took them off, and pulled at the headphone jack. Now, I can only hear sound from the headphones, but not from the laptop speakers. Is there a way to take apart the laptop in order to see if the headphone jack is cracked, or if it moved? If I plug in the headphone jack and jiggle it I can get sound from my laptop speakers, but once I take the headphone connector out of the jack, all sound is gone again from the laptop speakers. My laptop is still under warranty, but we don't want to send it out for repair unless it is absolutely necessary. Please help us -we would like to be able to fix this problem ourselves as money is short, and I need the laptop to be here so I can do my medical transcription. Thanks!
 

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I have this Compaq Presario A900, i bought it just under a year ago. Approx March/April last year.

Recently the headphone socket/jack whatever you call it has been playing up.
It has always done it but not caused as much problems as it does now.

It used to just make a fuzzy noise if I moved the headphones around in the socket (like twirled it). Now, if I do it or even touch the headphone a bit it immediately turns to speakers and its like as if the headphones were disconnected.

Does anyone have any clue how I could like reattach it more or tighten it or something? It's annoying me since I don't have money to get it repaired and I love music.

P.S. Sorry if this is in the wrong place or if I've typed it wrong. I'm new.

Answer:Headphone socket/jack broken/loose

I'd say its probably broke inside the laptop. If its still under a year, that should be under warranty. Send it in to HP for repair.

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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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The headphones jack on laptop just broke... i've tried twisting the plug a little bit and it worked for a couple of minutes but now it doesn't .

I want to know if there is a way I can to use the microphone jack as a headphone jack.

If it's not possible... there's another jack to the right of the headphones jack with the symbol resembling this: ((*-))
Can i use that one, too?

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Broken Headphone Jack (Dell Inspiron 8100)

You need to buy/acquire a 3.5mm stereo screw plug.

There`s no point trying to mess with the mic plug.Even if you could
connect it,you`d only get mono.

The other socket you refer to,is most likely a Line IN.
 

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The part where you plug the headphones into the tower broke off into the front headphone jack, I then opened up the tower and pushed it out but there is still no sound coming threw the speakers. Now my question is this, regarding the spring, Does it have to be fully extended for the computer not too think anything is in the jack or not? The Spring is still in, but when looking into the hole there is a metal piece that is push over too the left as in the hold is closed, should it be pushed back? (re-bent) or something too that effect.

And if no body knows the answer too this, any way to just disconnect that whole headphone jack to i can have sound threw my speakers again. Running on a Dell Dimension 4600C

thank you
 

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Hello, I have a problem, which many people probably have encountered at some point.

I have this Asus K73SV notebook, but the incident happened - my headphones jack broke and is now stuck inside my notebook. Unfortunately, I can't get it out and my computer still considers that little piece as headphones so my internal speakers makes no sound.

How can I make this work? I have Realtek drivers and I don't have that option where I could disable that jack, doesn't matter which version or from where I download those drivers. And I can only see speakers through my control panel.

I saw there is an option where you can use ForceDisableJD in registry, but there is no such option in my registries.
What should I do? I tried to fix this for the whole day and I'm completely lost.
Thanks in advance.

P.S. Sorry for bad english.

Answer:Broken headphone jack stuck, how to play through speakers?

Try a magnet to see if you can get the broken plug out. You can also try to super glue something to the plug and see if you can pull it out.

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I got a headphone plug stuck into my jack and i got it out but my internal speakers still will not work. and i dont know what to do

Answer:toshiba Broken headphone jack speakers wont work

Originally Posted by ThatboiiVic


I got a headphone plug stuck into my jack and i got it out but my internal speakers still will not work. and i dont know what to do



It's quite possible sufficient damage was done, either by the plug getting stuck or the work in removing it, that the contacts inside the jack have been forced into cutting the speakers circuits off as happens when plugging into it. From the number of Notebooks I've had to junk and take apart first I'd say the only real solution is a new motherboard or a new Notebook. If it were a Desktop one can disable the onboard audio system and get an Add-in Sound card. Or maybe try the USB type speakers.

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I got a headphone plug stuck into my jack and i got it out but my internal speakers still will not work. and i dont know what to do

Answer:toshiba Broken headphone jack speakers wont work

Originally Posted by ThatboiiVic


I got a headphone plug stuck into my jack and i got it out but my internal speakers still will not work. and i dont know what to do



It's quite possible sufficient damage was done, either by the plug getting stuck or the work in removing it, that the contacts inside the jack have been forced into cutting the speakers circuits off as happens when plugging into it. From the number of Notebooks I've had to junk and take apart first I'd say the only real solution is a new motherboard or a new Notebook. If it were a Desktop one can disable the onboard audio system and get an Add-in Sound card. Or maybe try the USB type speakers.

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I got a headphone plug stuck into my jack and i got it out but my internal speakers still will not work. and i dont know what to do

Answer:toshiba Broken headphone jack speakers wont work

ThatboiiVic said:

I got a headphone plug stuck into my jack and i got it out but my internal speakers still will not work. and i dont know what to do



It's quite possible sufficient damage was done, either by the plug getting stuck or the work in removing it, that the contacts inside the jack have been forced into cutting the speakers circuits off as happens when plugging into it. From the number of Notebooks I've had to junk and take apart first I'd say the only real solution is a new motherboard or a new Notebook. If it were a Desktop one can disable the onboard audio system and get an Add-in Sound card. Or maybe try the USB type speakers.

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I have a lenovo g780 and it has broken. My headphone jack broke and the plastic and fan part on the left side of the laptop cracked a broke off. I would like to repair but I'm afraid it will cost a lot of money to repair it. Can anybody give me an estimate.

Answer:Lenovo G780 cracked case and broken headphone jack

Hi kingofweb89,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the laptop headphone jack and part of the fan I broken, I would Strongly Suggest Calling Technical Support for Assistance for the estimation for repair, Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number, I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hi All: i have thus far been unable to confirm if the headphones jack on the right side is a headphones ONLY jack or a combo microphone/headphones jack.   It would make no sense to put in a headphones ONLY jack, but stranger things have happened in this world. I've seen conflicting reports.    May I ask for a definitive confirmation please? Thanks in advance.

Answer:X1 Carbon: Headphone jack or combo Microphone/Headphone jack?

It's crazy that the Lenovo site still doesn't have a X1 Carbon spec sheet. The photo in The Verge review gallery shows a combo jack. 

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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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Hello,
 
I just purchased a new notebook, and I have a bit of a problem. When I plug headphones into the side headphone jack, the sound quality is downright terrible. Very shortly I noticed that it didn't sound as good/decent as my older notebook.
 
The speakers seem to sound fine, well you know - as good as laptops can sound. 
 
Right now I have two notebooks side by side: 
a friends Samsung Series 3 (NP300E5C), with Windows 8 (upgraded from W7) / Microsoft High Definition audio
my Toshiba L50 Windows 8 / Realteck High Definition
 
I dont have my older notebook anymore, but I do remember it sounding better. Comparing this Toshiba to the Samsung (both sitting on the desk side-by-side), the Toshiba sounds a little better through the speakers, but there is no comparison with the headphone - The Samsung is pretty decent while the Toshiba makes me cry. 
 
Now granted, I'm not expecting a symphony, but if I cant solve this I'm going to have to sell the Toshiba.
 
I've tried uninstalling Realtek, but I couldn't get the sound to work.
Re-installing Realtek solved nothing
 
One thing I noticed, there is no 'headphone' icon in the device manager (Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Sound / or simply right click the audio icon in the taskbar). Are the headphones not high definition or something?
screen capture: http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/7956/chm5.png
 
The above link show the speakers playing, when I actually... Read more

Answer:Unacceptable headphone jack sound quality - no headphone icon

Well, I just went to Realtek's official website and installed their audio driver - still no luck.
 

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Whenever I plug in my headphones into the jack, I no longer get a notification telling me my headphones are plugged in and Audio comes out of both the Headphones and the laptop speakers. This happend recently and didn't happen before. I have tried multiple headphones, all to the same effect. I am thinking this is a hardware issue. Does anybody have any solutions to fix? 

Answer:Both Speakers and Headphone play sound when headphone is plugged into Jack

Dear AlvinLee
 
Welcome in lenovo community
 
Method A:
1.  Go to the Control Panel by right click the bottom left corner in "Desktop" mode.
2.  Search for "Realtek HD Audio Manager".
3.  Set the headphone as communication device (see image below).
 
 
 
Also please let me know if you can hear also the sound from the headphone itself
 
Thanks
Alaa





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hi !
ASUS X42F, laptop with combined microphone in / headphone out jack,
how can i connect both a microphone & a headphone ?

Answer:Laptop with combined mic/headphone jack, how to connect both mic & headphone ?

I haven't used one that had the port as a combined unit but I would assume you would need a headphone set with mic that has combined wiring, such as sets used for cell phones and such. You can also purchase an adapter that will split the port into 2 ports for mic and headphones.
Hope that gives you an idea
Lee

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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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Hi, I just bought a dell 5567 laptop. The problem is that when I try to connect ordinary 3.5mm earphones  to my laptop's headphone port it doesn't go all the way in. Do I need an adapter for this?

Answer:3.5 mm headphone jack won't fit in headphone/mic combo jack.

JSmith887Do I need an adapter for this?
No it should go in. We have been getting reports of tight jacks. Don't know if it's a quality control issue. Try some different ones and insert more firmly than normally.
If none will go in all the way, but you do hear the audio, I wouldn't be too concerned. If not getting audio (the selection popup does not appear) because it won't go in, then contact tech support or send it back.

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Standard headphone that fits iPhone and other laptops will not plug all the way into jack.  Audio continues to come from speakers.  I'm finding many others across boards that have this same issue.  HP says 3.5 will fit but it does not.

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Really need help, im a DJ and use this laptop for it!! My headphones only have sound coming from 1 side, ive tried reinstalling drivers etc and everything else ive read online.  I need this resolved ASAP so any help is appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Headphone jack only plays out 1 headphone (Right side)

Hi @chadhogan121 Welcome to the HP Support Community! I saw your post regarding the problems with sound only coming out on one side of the headphones. I will be happy to help you with that. Have you tried a different set of headphones to see if the same thing happens? This HP document No Sound from Speaker will show you how to use the built-in Windows troubleshooter. Give that a try.

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I want to record live audio captured on a audio switchboard to surface but there is no line in jack.

Answer:Can I use the headphone jack on my microsoft surface as a line in jack?

I don't think so. I believe its a line out only. Maybe someone else will have more definitive info for you.

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I had to have the hard drive replaced in my computer due to a defect in the drive. Ever since the hard drive was replaced, the head phone plug-in that is on the face of the tower does not work, but the speaker plug-in that is located in the back of the tower, works just fine.

I cannot figure out what is wrong. The audio driver installed for my system was obtained from the Dell website along with the majority of my other drivers.
Any help would be great.

System Information:
Dell Dimenstion E310 (Desktop)
Windows XP Professional SP3
Audio: Intel Integrated Audio
 

Answer:headphone jack not working... but speaker-jack work

Do you know if the front panel audio jack is plugged into the motherboard?
 

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I just got a Lenovo N585, and I've got to say it's one confusing laptop, at least for me. Well I tried plugging in my headphones into the head phone jack, and its works externally, but there is no sound coming out of my head phones. I am wondering if theres some program I have to run to make it work correctly. Also why is there not a microphone jack?

Answer:No microphone jack and my headphone jack isn't working. N858

Hi Awkwardness2,
 
Thanks for posting and Welcome to Lenovo Community,
 
the machine has combo audio jack ,which is 1 socket for the speakers and the microphone
you need to buy a new headphone with combo audio jack or get an adapter to fix this issue
 
let me know if that fix the issue or not
Regards,
Ayman
 

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My speakers on my Yoga 2 Pro work fine.  Today, I plugged in headphones and only sound came through the right ear side.  I checked the headphones themselves with my phone and they worked fine.  I got earbuds out to test them.  The earbuds had sound only coming out on the left side.  Again, tested the earbuds with my phone and they worked fine.  It is the headphone jack in the Yoga Pro for sure.  Suggestions?  

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Alright, so here's the problem. I just recently got this computer and plugged it into the VGA port and the sound wouldn't work. I plugged Logitech External Speakers into it and the computer didn't even acknowledge that it was there. I plugged in Headphones to see if those worked and they didn't aswell. I asked the guy who I got the computer from and he said that it (sound) would work when plugged in using HDMI. So I did that and the sound does work, but only through the TV speakers. It still doesn't acknowledge the speakers or the headphone s when plugged in. So I wen t and grabbed some other speakers I had and tried those and It still didn't recognize the speaker. My question is: How Do I Get My Computer To Recognize My Speakers? Any help would be much appreiciated. 

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Hi,

I am using a Tiny Media Notebook PIII, 700, Windows 98 SE. The computer is about four years old, and by now the headphone jack, which I use as my sound out port, is about fryed. The contacts have deteriated, and I can not replace the jack, as it is connected to the motherboard. Thus, aside from opting for a usb sound out, such as taking up the Soundblaster MP3+ option, I was wondering if I could reprogram the way in which sound is connected to external devices such as headphones. There are three jacks on the front of my computer: the headphone jack, the microphone jack and er I think it is a line out jack - the later jack which I have never used. Is there anyway I can swop/substitute the connection via the headphone jack say for the microphone jack or line out jack. Is there anyway I could do this?
 

Answer:Substituting the headphone jack with the microphone jack

No, afraid not. Each jack has it's own circuitry which provides for the needed resistance and other parameters. What you could do, if you got to the mobo itself, is to physically replace the jack but that's a major pain on a laptop.

You can try two things, one is to use alcohol and a Q-Tip to thoroughly clean the jack, then use a small bit of steel wool to sand inside with and then again with the alcohol and two, if the jack's worn too big for a tight connection, is to go to Radio Shack and buy a plug in adapter for that size jack. Some come with a slightly oversized male end and then you could plug into the female end and have a tight connection.
 

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I purchased  a  3.5mm 4 Position TRRS Male to 2x 3 Position TRS Female Headset Splitter Adapter for my hyperx cloud headphones to plug into my XPS 15, except the microphone isn't working when its plugged in.
When I plug them in a window comes up 'which device did you plug in?' Mic in, Line in, Dell Devices (lists random unknown devices to me), Headphones/headset - headphones medium, external speakers - external speakers medium. Are these details correct? should something about the microphone come up also? I go to sound options, recording and it's still using the microphone in the laptop.
I tested the headphones on another laptop without the jack and the microphone on the headset is working great. So it's either the splitter isn't doing it's job... or something to do with the laptop, any ideas?

Answer:XPS 15 9560 Headphone jack function as a mic jack?

Well for your case, the headSET option would be correct, since that means a device that offers both headphones (audio out) and a mic -- but note that you do apparently also have a Mic In option, though this would prevent audio output to the headphones.  However, if selecting the headset option isn't working, the issue with the TRRS "standard" is that it isn't a standard. The industry never agreed on which pins would be used for which connectors (Ground, Mic, Left Audio, Right Audio).  I think Samsung did it one way and Apple did it another, for example, and this of course causes interoperability issues.  So if choosing "headset" isn't working, it's probably because the XPS is expecting Option A and your splitter is wired for Option B.Theoretically, given that the audio chipset allows the pins to be dynamically assigned to various purposes depending on the device that's plugged in, it MIGHT be possible to have a "Headset" and "Headset (Alternate Mode)" device option in order to accommodate both TRRS configurations, but I seem to recall one of the TRRS implementation differences being where the Ground pin was placed, and maybe that pin can't be reassigned simply via software, which might explain the absence of such an option. Sorry!

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I'd like to plug my speakers into the back speaker jack and headphones to the front jack. I can't do this and have both work at the same time. I have a cheapo Insight speaker with a volume puck that lets me plug a headphone jack but then the speakers turn off.

Seems to me with front panel and rear panel jacks I should be able to do this but so far, I'm stumped.

Any ideas?

Answer:How to configure headphone jack and speak jack together

Depends on the sound card you got. Realtek HD Audio Manager has a Device Advanced Settings option at top right, You can un-tick "Mute rear output ..." and see if it works.

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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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Well my jack is broken since a few months so no joy for me... I hate it now when I can't listen to my music on my 14 speakers in my room. (NO KIDDING LOL) And today I was thinking about... HDMI... Audio?! Yes, but - I don't want to cut my only one hdmi cable which my parents use. So, I thought maybe my USB 2.0 port can emit audio, I have some spare USB cables lying to throw out, could I make it possible to connect a 3.5mm jack with the USB to the white and green cables? (USB pinout and wiring @ pinouts.ru) I don't care if it will be mono sound or stereo, I just want sound in my speakers again
Also I don't know If I had to post this in the Hardware & Devices section but I personally think this question fits better here.

P.S.: I think I'll need some software.. if yes: I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits SP1 on a Acer Aspire 5742G Intel i3 370m 2.4ghz , 4 gb ddr3 ram, ATI Radeon Mobility HD 5470 512 M GDDR3, 2 free usb ports on the right side, 1 for the mouse on the left, HDMI Ethernet and VGA on the left side (+ power source adapter which also was broken but I've fixed it).

Edit2:
Btw, I don't want to(Well.... Can't) spent any $$$ on any adaptors now...

Edit3:
Well else I will have to get the screwdriver, openup the laptop and connect some wires to the laptop speaker... But that's the last thing I want to do. If nothing else will help.

Answer:Can I Directly output audio from USB to 3.5mm jack?(My jack is broken)

You will need an adapter.

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Question: headphone jack

I have an HP Pavilion x360.  What size headphone jack is in it?  I have tried plugging normal earbuds into the jack, but they are too big.

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I accidentally broke a headphone plug off in the jack of my Gateway NE56R31 laptop. I have tried several different methods of removing it. One method included superglue which I am pretty sure has now glued the piece in. I am looking for suggestions for removing the plug or disabling the jack so that I have sound on my computer. Would a pair of USB headphones work? I mostly only use headphones when using my laptop. Thank you.
 

Answer:Headphone Jack

With the plug superglued into the jack, now the only way to fix the issue is with a replacement system board for the laptop. I don't know that USB or Bluetooth headphones would provide sound.
 

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Question: Headphone Jack??

I have a GW M6307 with Vista HP 32bit. The headphone jack has suddenly stopped working.
I have done a restore back to when it was working..uninstalled and reinstalled audio drivers without results. The IDT control panel indicates something else is plugged into the jack both for the mic and HP. I also reinstalled the MS audio drivers that came with the machine. I cannot find any default anywhere to change any setting regarding this. The laptop speakers work but the default to HP when plugged in does not. The speakers conitnue to play with no sound in the HP.There are no indications of a loose connection and the laptop sits on a desk most of the time. I realize this could be a hardware failure but it's hard to believe and I know the headphones work with other devices.
Does any know where a default setting exists or how to confirm a hardware failure??

Answer:Headphone Jack??

If the HP works on other devices ..then its Ok....
So must be your pc .......
Go to device manager ... uninstall the sound card driver ... REBOOT IMMEDIATELY..."Let your pc install the original driver back"...
(BTW..When its plugged in..try to wiggle the cable ..see if it make any connection.?)

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Question: Headphone Jack FAQ

This FAQ has 7 sections:1. Failed Sense Pin in Laptops with HD Audio2. How to Use Diagnostics to Help Confirm a Bad Sense Pin3. Problems on Older Models with AC97 Audio4. A List of Laptop Models with and without Replaceable Audio Jacks5. Some Workarounds for a Failed Sense Pin6. Combo (Headset) Jacks
7. Communication Headphones***********************************************************************************************l. Failed Sense Pin in Laptops with HD Audio -- [this section does not apply to older laptops with AC97 audio -- see Section 3]Dell laptops with HD audio (all models since 2006) utilize switching technology in the headphone jack, which is somewhat complicated. In addition to the usual mechanical parts, the jack uses current & impedance-sensing circuitry to trigger software configuration and switching (to send the audio signal to the speakers). These techniques are called the "sense pin" in this article. When the "sense pin" fails then there is usually this combination of symptoms:    * Speakers don't work and are not muted or deselected    * Headphone jack does work    * Reinstalling audio driver does not help    * Audio test in Dell 32-bit Diagnostics passes, or the speakers work in PSA tests    * On models with 2 headphone jacks, one may be "checked" in the control panel as if in use    * Sometimes but not always, a very gentle wigg... Read more

Answer:Headphone Jack FAQ

Please do not reply in this thread which is a FAQ.
If you have comments or questions please start a new thread.
Thanks, I appreciate it.

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Question: Headphone jack

Hey there I have a Thinkpad Edge E540, and over the last day or so the headphone jack seems to be loose and I am getting intermittent poor sound.  Is this easy to fix or covered by the standard warranty? Thanks!

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Hey guys,
So I bought a XPS 15 9560 16gig ram, with 512 ssd, i7 FHD screen, it arrived 5 days ago and I loved it, its simply the best laptop ever. However, I am met with a strange issue, my headphone jack is useless, not as in the widespread problem with it but its physically useless, every headphone I tried to plug in, is literally not pluging in, like it will go in and just fall out...
So out of curiousity I took some pictures of the headphone jack and put flashlight next to it to see what is going on, and this is what I got:
Is this suppose to be like this? Am I doing something wrong? or am I right for assuming the worst is that dell didn't physically put a headphone jack assembly in my laptop? Please help.
Thanks, oh and if it is the latter, I'm going to return it and never touch dell ever again, its quite insane how poor the QA is.
Jack

Answer:XPS 15 Headphone jack

Hard to tell from the picture, but can you see the actual plug in the opening?  Maybe it wasn't secured internally.

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Question: LED HeadPhone Jack

Dear All, Lenovo Y410, there have a red LED on Headphone jack,  but there is no microphone LED light, ? Thanks





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Answer:LED HeadPhone Jack

HiIf the red LED is inside the headphone socket then this is for optical out, i.e. connecting your laptop to a surround sound amplifier using an optical cable and the red LED light isn't for finding the connection in the dark but is for carrying digital data.   The microphone socket doesn't output digital audio so it has no LED light inside it.RegardsPhil

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Question: headphone jack

While Im in the question mood can anyone tell me why on the two computers I've had the front headphone jack doesn't work? When I asked the tech he said they've never gotten them to work and they've talked to the manufactures who couldn't answer them either. I can plug them in on the back and theywork but they just aren't long enough.
 

Answer:headphone jack

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Question: Headphone Jack

Hey

I have a Acer TravelMate 3260. Its about a year or so old, and I am having problems with the headphone jack. For some programs it will work and others it will not. Sometimes I have to put the laptop to sleep and turn it back on before the headphones will work. Now, I have all my music on Windows Media Player, and the headphones will not work when I plug them in. I cant hear any of my music. But I can hear the sounds of the keyboard when I type, if that makes sense, the sound of the keys seems to be louder. I just want my headphones to work with windows media. There is nothing wrong with the headphones themself because they are new and work with everything else.

Please can some one help me!

Regards
Meagan
 

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Question: Headphone jack

i am unable to plug headphones into my laptop. Settings in sounds are greyed out and do not allow my to disable or connect headphones.I can connect speakers through the headphone jack fine. Troubleshooting says" no headphones connected"Solution?

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Question: Headphone jack

Hello !My headphone jack is not working properly . when in plug in a headset it paly the sound but backgroud sound are so high and the voices of singers are two low. i changed the and tried 7 different headset but same result. all 7 headset are working properly in other devices.i repeat . the laptop detect the headphone but sound is not okexample if u listen a song then the voice of a singer is to low as the voice is a background music and the music play like its the voicei hope you understand

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Question: headphone jack

my front headphone jack on my windows xp has gotten the tip of a headphone piece stuck in it how do i disable my front headphone jack

Answer:headphone jack

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Have you tried to pull it out carefully?

Right click on speaker icon in task bar > Playback device s>right click on Headphones > click disable.

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Question: Headphone Jack.

Hey there, I've so I think there must be a problem with my headphone jack, for some reason when I connect my headphone to the jack, I can always only hear on one side of the headphone. I can only hear on both sides when I apply some force to the jack, pushing it to the left and I would have to hold it to that position to get it working properly. I forgot since when I had this problem, but it has been like this for quite some time. and when I plug in the same set of headphones to my phone, it works just fine. I've tried this with 3 different headphones and a pair earphones and the problem still persists, so I'm assuiming it is the jack port that is faulty. I've been okay with having this problem because I would always usually just plug in both headphone and audio jacks in the cpu and insert a pen in between both the jacks, having the headphone jack pushed to the left all the time and making it always work. But just recenly I bought an external kareoke microphone which I planned on using to beatbox with, and when I record and playback, I can only hear from the left side of my headphone. Kinda ticks me off because I've spent a lot of money on my headphones, microphone and microphone jack converter but I still can't get the best out of my products. Plus, I would always switch from speakers to headphones, depending on whether I'm listening to music or gaming. What should I do? :/ (Sorry if I've sent any irrelevant information or my English is bad) 

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So I just got a Lenovo laptop yesterday for the very first time and I'm having some issues with it.  I stick my external speakers into it, and it does not recognize they are there.  The same goes for headphones.  I even tried plugging them in and going into Playback Devices, but nothing pops up.  What do I need to fix this?  I mean, the audio is good, but not even close to being as good with actual speakers plugged in, especially when listening to music. Oh, if it matters, it is a P500.

Answer:I need some help with my headphone jack

Anyone?

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Question: HEADPHONE JACK

MY HEADPHONE JACK IS BROKEN I WAND AN ESTIMATED COST TO FIX IT AS LOCAL DEALERS ARE NOT HELPING 

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Hey everyone! Sorry to post another question, but I couldn't find the answer anywhere, unfortunately :(
As you can see by the title, I have a problem with my headphone jack. What happens, is whenever I plug in my earphones (I've tried using a couple different pairs, the problem still persisted) I automatically get that blue screen with a sad face, that says that Windows ran into a problem and that it has to restart. What I wanted to ask of you, is there a way to fix this? I'd really appreciate any insight onto this problem, and if you can help me figure it out, it would be much appreciated! Thanks for taking the time to read this :)

edit; Probably should have made it clear that this problem started happening a few days ago, it was fine beforehand!

Answer:Headphone Jack Problem

Reinstall the audio drivers.

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I SOLVED this in my reply below!

Hi everyone,

I have updated my Compaq Presario V3030CA to Windows 7 Home Premium and only since then I have not been able to use my headphone jack for audio.

I have read many threads on this issue in this forum and elsewhere on the Internet, tried several of the solutions offered but to no avail...

As with many others, I do get sound through the laptop speakers. When I plug in my (perfectly working) pair of headphones, the sound on the speakers does not turn off and of course I am not getting anything in my headphones.

Here is what I see when I go to the Control Panel/Sound. In Playback, I get Speakers - High Definition Audio Device - Default Device. Clicking on its Properties I see the High Definition Audio Device driver is from Microsoft. I have tried to disable, uninstal, update this driver but to no avail. I have also tried to replace it with other drivers recommended in different forums (including from the Compaq website) but that also did not work.

Back in the Playback window, I see the Digital Audio (S/PDIF) icon with Ready state. There is no Headphones icon even when I right click and Show Disabled Devices.

In the Recording pane, the Line in icon shows a status of Not Plugged in with a red arrow pointing downwards.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks,
Mike

Complete laptop specs here:
Product Specifications Compaq Presario V3030CA Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (Canada - English)

Answer:Headphone jack issue in W7 ?!?

SOLVED!!!!!!!

I uninstalled the W7 audio drivers. I tried again to download the audio driver from Compaq (Select software and drivers Compaq Presario V3000 CTO Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)) but this time while I reinstalled that driver, I noticed that W7 was reinstalling its own drivers b/f the Compaq driver could be installed. So when the Compaq driver installation paused to ask me a question, I went back in Control Panel/Sound to again uninstall the W7 audio driver. I went back to the Compaq driver installation, let it finished and my headphones are now working!!!!!

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My headphone jack is not working all of sudden.

I am not sure what kind it is, maybe you can help me with that too...

Thanks
 

Answer:Headphone Jack Not Working?

If your using vista, play around the the settings in the control panel under the sound tab.
At least that fixed my problem.
 

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I see that a lot of people have had this problem, and I have been trying to fix it but I am out of ideas. I have a Compaq Presario V3000 and ever since I installed Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, the headphone jack doesn't work. No entry for Headphones shows up in my Playback devices. I am pretty sure it is that my current driver is not compatible with Win7, but is there any other driver that I would be able to use in order to get this to work? The laptop speakers work, however they do not mute. Please let me know if you can help or if you need more info about my hardware. Thanks.

Answer:Can't Get Headphone Jack to Work

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mfarzin


I see that a lot of people have had this problem, and I have been trying to fix it but I am out of ideas. I have a Compaq Presario V3000 and ever since I installed Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, the headphone jack doesn't work. No entry for Headphones shows up in my Playback devices. I am pretty sure it is that my current driver is not compatible with Win7, but is there any other driver that I would be able to use in order to get this to work? The laptop speakers work, however they do not mute. Please let me know if you can help or if you need more info about my hardware. Thanks.


Check HPs website and make sure you have the latest sound drivers and chipset drivers...

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The sound works fine but as soon as I put headphones nothing comes out and it isnt the actual headphones.

Answer:Why won't my headphone jack work?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question The sound works fine but as soon as I put headphones nothing comes out and it isnt the actual headphones. the jack might be damaged - you've tried different headphones and earphones?
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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Hi all I have a HP Pavilion x360 convertible laptop. When my headphones are plugged in and there isn't any sound playing for like 1 minute, the headphone jack goes to sleep (no power to the headphones), which is really good to conserve battery. The problem is when I start playing sound. The headphones suddenly receives power and kicks in with a high volume bass, hurting my ears.  Can I disable this sleep mode for the headphone jack? I have looked through the advanced energy-settings and BIOS, but I can't find any option for it. Many thanks in advance. 

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Hello,On my W520 (4276-37U), my headphone jack suddenly stopped working.The headphone is recognized because all music/sound stop playing from the speaker but everything I hear from the headphone jack is noise. I tested 2 good headphones, both are not working. I hear a noise constantly, music playing or not. Volume control doesn't change anything to the noise output either. Tried to reboot the computer. Tried to reinstall audio driver. Noting is working.I doubt that is an hardware issue.I was listening to music on iTunes, leaved my computer for a few minute, when I came back my iTunes was still playing music but my headphone was only outputting this noise. Any idea? Happened to anybody? Thank you,Martin

Answer:Headphone jack not working

Hi martinwbTry updating your W520 with System Update (Control Panel, Lenovo - Update and drivers), restart your computer and try again.If problem persist, contact Technical Support.
Have a nice day! 
Peter
W520 (4284-A99)
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Hi all,

I can't get sounds to come out of various headsets connected to the front headphone jack. USB speakers are working.

Sound > Playback ... no headphones appearing even after showing disconnected/disabled devices. Doesn't work under the HDA default device either.

Just done a fresh install of everything and upgraded the folks computer to windows 7 SP1 from XP SP3 in hope of a fix. They used to work, but stopped working at some point while I was away... (back headphone jack too, so we purchased USB speakers.)

There's a lot of thread on google with this problem but none of 'em have worked for me. Which driver should I download?

Attached is a summary of my spec's generated by Everest.
 

Answer:Headphone jack - no sound

Some machines you can not output on two devices at the same time, unless you make changes in the Sound panel. First off, what OS, who is the manufacturer & model of the machine, what is the sound driver (ie Realtek hd).
 

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I can get sound to play out of my monitor speaker, but not through my headphones. The computer says they're not plugged in when they clearly are. I know its not the headphones either because i tried my other ones and it still doesnt work. I uninstalled and reinstalled the realtek audio drivers too and still nothing. Is my jack just broken?

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I have a sony vaio laptop running windows 7. As of the last couple days, there is a red light on the headphone jacks, and it will not work. I've update drivers, and system restore. Still no joy. Any suggestions?

Answer:none working headphone jack

/hardware

Pull it apart and replace the audio jack

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I recently bought a Y50, only to discover that no matter what headphones I use, no sound will play. The actual speakers on the laptop work fine, I just cannot get any sound through headphones. I have tried messing with the drivers, but with no luck. Anyone have any idea what could be causing this? Or is my headphone jack busted?










Solved!
Go to Solution.

Answer:Y50 Headphone Jack Not Working

hi Niphoros,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Just to verify, do you get a pop-up notification whenever you plugged-in a headphone / earphone?
- Link to picture
 
If yes then your issue is most likely similar to this article.As per these specs, the Y50 uses an audio combo jack (headphone and mic). Although this port supports various mobile headphones, you may need to get a PC Headset to 3.5mm Smartphone Adapter if you're using a traditional headset with a separate.audio and mic connector.
 
 
Regards

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I own an IBM T30 laptop, the headphone jack got damaged, the headphone jack still works if the headpnhone plug is inserted and held in a certain way.
I would like to know how to slide open the headphone, microphone plastic cover.
My goal is to replace the headphone jack if necessary, I have already removed one screw that clearly holds this plastic cover in place but this cover won't budge.
How simple is it to replace the headphone jack on this T30 ?

Thank You !
 

Answer:T30 headphone jack damaged

Can you solder?.... That will be the only way to replace the jack I am afraid And I would suspect you will have to remove the entire base of the laptop to reach the audio ports, not just one screw.. it just gets worse.... If you really need to you would be best paying to have it repaired at a shop.
 

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Hello, I am a new W-500 owner and am having issues with my headphone jack.  It doesn't swap over to the headphone output when I plug in headphones, it just keeps playing out of the speakers.  However, when I restart whatever program I am using with the headphones plugged in, they work but it won't swap over to the on-board speakers when I unplug them.  I saw an earlier thread with the same problem were it was suggested that the jack be cleaned and default settings be checked and neither worked...





___________________________The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little.Joe Martin, Porterfield

Answer:W-500 Headphone jack issues

on my w500 it depands on program i'm using - its OK in Windows media player but not in iTunes... I was trying to do something with it for about a week and now i wait for audio driver update...





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I discovered that my Headphone-Line-In is defect. Therefore I tried to call the service twice and both time the people on the phone just hang up on me!! The first time because I was not finding the M/T number fast enough and the second time because the Spanish of my girlfriend was not Colombian enough! Therefore I am here: Here is a video illustrating the problem:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snWetM4spBU The male part can wiggle just 1mm back and forth in the female part and the laptop looses contact. Consequently the laptop switches between headphones and his normal speakers. But you can hear that the jack locks properly in place and it is even very hard to disconnect again. I guess that the inside part of the headphone jack is not well anchored in his place. My second problem is my pen which did not work from the start:On the 24th of May I got a nice call from the Service and after reinstalling all driver etc. we came to the conclusion that the pen must be defect and they would send me a new one. And now finally the pen arrived and after giving him half a day of charging, he still refuses to work. Therefore I believe that also here the connection from the charging dock of the pen to the motherboard could be defect. Any thoughts? Is there a way that I can request a complete new machine? It seems that my P40 is a "Monday" production and I fear that more stuff will come loose soon! Any Tips?

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T400 How can I fix or replace the headphone jack? I looked though the Thinkpad T400 and R400 Hardware Maintenance Manual;  but it doesn't address this. When I fully insert a stereo plug from an AC powered external stereo speaker pair into the jack, there is only a barely audible sound from the speakers.     If I partially remove the plug so it's inserted about 2/3 of the way, to just where the tip meets some resistance,  I get normal full volume sound. With a small, battery powered, mono external speaker, (the iHome iHM60),  witch utilizes a stereo plug to combine the two channels into one: inserting the plug either the whole way or partially results only in the barely audible sound unless I catch the plug just perfect, but I can't hold it there.      To get full volume, I have to remove the plug partially, and plug in the USB battery charger cable.      I think it's picking up the ground through the USB connection.

Answer:How Fix or Replace Headphone Jack?

@TomBrooklyn,This would help.http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/43y6629_05.pdfThanks

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Hello...i did not find a thread for a hp laptop...my laptop's headphone jack has stopped working...before, i used to get sound output from both the jack and the speakers, but i gave it for repair and it has stopped working altogether...my understanding is (and from what i have read online about pcb) that laptops being complex machines, use dual layered pcb or a multi-layered pcb which makes it difficult to replace components...however, i am confused now as the jack does not work at all...any ideas as to what might be the issue? i had checked the software a long time back before giving the laptop for repair but the problem continued, which meant that physical jack itself was not working properly...
 

Answer:HP Pavilion headphone jack

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Double check in CONTROL PANEL > DEVICE MANAGER (or CONTROL PANEL > SYSTEM > HARDWARE > DEVICE MANAGER in XP) to be sure the audio driver(s) are installed.

If the problem persists and it's a hardware issue, the easiest and cheapest fix is to purchase an external USB sound card. It will not power the internal speakers; however it will allow you to use headphones or external speakers.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829118008

Hope this helps.
 

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The headphone jacks on the front of my case arent giving out any sound. What should I do?

Answer:No sound from headphone jack?

One are you sure you have the jacks set-up right. 2. do you have sound at all if not make sure you have your sound driver installed.

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My desktop system is pretty stable, runs well, never crashes.
Well, that is, almost never. I get a blue screen whenever I plug/unplug my headphones.

Has anybody ever heard of this one before?
 

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Hi guys i m new here... need some help.

My front headphone jack is not working but mic is working..
Headphone works properly at rear jack.

System info.
System model - PI945GCM
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7300 @ 2.66GHz, 2670 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Sound info - Name High Definition Audio Device
Manufacturer Microsoft
Status OK
PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8384&DEV_7682&SUBSYS_10192633&REV_1036\4&CC92D09&0&0001
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\hdaudio.sys (6.1.7600.16385, 297.00 KB (304,128 bytes), 7/14/2009 5:21 AM)

Answer:Front Headphone jack..

Can I see your recording tab, for reference please?

I searched for audio drivers for your system and was unable to find anything directly related to your board. the Sound card is built in and is the IDT 92HD202. The only drivers I can find are for the 92HD series that were put into Dell Precision 5400 laptops. Those drivers stopped at Windows Vista. Chances are, since IDT has discontinued the manufacturing of hte 92HD series chip, you won't find Windows 7 drivers.

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HiI have the sl510 and I want to start using the SPDIF outputCan someone explain what do I have to do in order to make this output active - and how to use it.I want to connect this output to external DAC and use it for music.I'm using the WIn 7 and my computer machin is Lenovo THINKPAD SL510 2847-QBG Thanks shaike

Answer:SPDIF through headphone jack?

only analogue signal no digital signal. 

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my front panel head phone jack s not detected ... it shows dat its unplugged in control panel sound devices....
earlier it was working perfectly. n recently i reinstalled windows 7 after re installing ,the headphone jack is not detected..
please help me......

Answer:headphone jack unplugged

Hi Jeevan and welcome to the Forum. After you re-loaded Windows, did you reload the ASUS on-board sound drivers from the ASUS CD?

Regards
JohnnyA

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I have just tried my headphone jack for the first time and the sound does not come through them. They still come out of speakers despte the headphone being plugged in. I have tried the headphones on other devices and they work fine. Looking on YouTube I have updated the drivers  and then put my headphones in the headphone socket, and checked the Sound driver (Realtek HD Audio) on the "Playback devices" tab -  it shows a headphone icon with a red down arrow next to it with a description "Realtek HD Audio 2nd Output" and "Not Plugged In". How do I get this socket to "plug in"  ? Or is this a hardware problem ? Thanks in advance for anyone's help.  

Answer:Headphone jack not working

Hi @Loft62,I hope you enjoy your visit to the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with the headphone jack. I will be glad to help you.Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit?Please get back to me with above information, so I can help you better.

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I have tried 3 different stereo headphones plugged into the green headphone jack and they all have the same problem.  When I push the plug all the way in, I only have sound out of one headphone.  If I back the plug out about a 1/4 of way out the sound comes out both earphones.  These headphones work fine on my other laptop.  Has anyone else experienced this problem.  Any advice on if I can fix this myself?  I am going out of country for a month and can not send this back until I come back in December.

Answer:S10 Headphone jack problem

This s definately problem of jack of laptop - pins are in wrong place. You can't fix it by yourself, you'll have to send it to Lenovo.





//help will save the world

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I don't know how it happened, but the headphone jack on my dell computer got ****** up. I probably kicked it or something, I don't know. All I do know is that it'll now only play audio out of the left channel. I can try to jingle it around to play out of both, but the second I take my hand off, it's lefty again.
Please, can someone help? This was one of my main gripes with the old crappy computer I had and this one is too new to be going through this crap all over again.
 

Answer:Is there ANYWAY I can fix this?! (Headphone Jack problem)

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The headphone jack on my new laptop is only playing in mono.
Anybody know why?

Edit:
Actually it's in stereo, but it doesn't pan all the way. If I pan an audio track 100% to the right or left, it only pans about halfway in my headphones (or in my speakers if that's what I plug in).

Answer:Headphone jack only in mono

Nevermind. Figured it out. I turned off the enhancement that supposedly makes you percieve that there's dolby surround coming from the computer.

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what is the size of headphone jack ? for au 084tx model

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I tried a quick search and couldn't find an answer.

I've managed to break off a bit of my headphone connector into the jack so my laptop thinks I have headphones plugged in while it is infact just a bit of metal, this is making it impossible for me to get any sound out of my laptop.

I was wondering if anyone knew any way of disabling the jack so I can get sound out of my speakers

I have the realtek HD audio manager on my HP G62 Notebook PC
 

Answer:I broke my headphone jack

I don't think it is possible to turn off the jack. That bit of metal is telling the computer to turn off the internal speakers. The computer still thinks that the headphones are connected. See if you can remove that bit of metal...
 

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Hey guys, just recently sound from my headphones in my Surface only comes trough the right ear bud. The pair I use works fine on my Lumia so I'm guessing it's the Surface jack. Any suggestions?

Answer:Headphone jack faulty?

Do you have any other headphones to try in the Surface?

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I've just bought a XPS 15, and today I realised that when I plug in headphone into the headphone jack, buzzing noise emits, and renders the headphone useless. Laptop speakers works fine, just the issue with the headphone jack. 
I've tried updating the drivers to no avail. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance

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i have a laptop computer and made the mistake of using my daughter's headphones. the tip came off of the plug-in part and is stuck inside the hole. any ideas on how i can get it out so i'm not stuck using dora the explorer headphones for the rest of my computer's life?
 

Answer:Stuck headphone jack

You could try using a paper clip to fish it out (MAKE SURE THE POWER IS OFF IF YOU START POKING AROUND INSIDE THE SOCKET). Unfortunately the socket is usually surface mounted to the edge of the motherboard. If you are handy with a soldering iron you could probably remove the socket and install a new one. Failing that it's "Dora the Explorer" for you!
 

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