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Realtek HD Audio Sudden Problem (One Speaker Only on front jack)

Q: Realtek HD Audio Sudden Problem (One Speaker Only on front jack)


I have spent many hours researching this and trying several solutions. I have bought brand new leads just in case. The problem seemed to start from nothing!

I use the front jack only, which I plug into my amp with a 'headphone > 2x phono' lead. Now only the left channel gives out sound. If I use the mono button on the amp it comes through both (so I've eliminated the amp being the problem). As I said I bought new leads. Still no good.

It gets worse, because I tried the rear and side jacks and get nothing through my amp. In the audio manager test screen it does give me sound through eaach REAR speaker but when its plugged into the front jack only left.

I've uninstalled the drivers, got new ones and even uninstalled Windows and tried Windows7 and I still get the same issue.

It is the onboard soundcard and I don't know if it is possible that there could be a fault.

Any help would be brilliant, thanks.

Preferred Solution: Realtek HD Audio Sudden Problem (One Speaker Only on front jack)

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A: Realtek HD Audio Sudden Problem (One Speaker Only on front jack)

Hello & Welcome, moneylife.

If your sound card is on your motherboard, I'd just suggest getting another motherboard since it's most likely a jack malfunction on your sound card.

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Link; http://www.newegg.com/Store/Category...e=Motherboards

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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 !
Here's my spec:
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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A: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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Hi all,

I've just installed Windows 7 and was very happy to see all the hardware working, even my Realtek HD Audio sound card, except the front jacks.

On windows XP I could solve this by with the Sound Manager that comes with the realtek drivers, and select the "Disable front panel jack detection" check box. Unfortunately, after installing the Vista drivers, I could not start he Sound Manager app beause it said it worked only on Windows Vista.

So, if someone knows a way I could start the manager or how I could set the "Disable front panel jack detection" by modifying the registry, or ofcourse, any other way to make the front jacks work, please help.


A:Front jack not working for Realtek HD Audio on Windows 7

I installed it and run it as is and have no problems, everything's working. I don't have to run in compatibility mode or anything. Maybe uninstall it and reinstall

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MODS: I post this thread to isolate the most important problem from my previous thread and to make it clearer and easier to answer. I hope that's alright.

I have this on onboard Realtek HD audio card. And no matter if I connect the AC'97 or HD audio adapter to the motherboard, the sound that comes out of the frontjack is cracking. I have no phones or anything the like near my pc, the speakers are turned off and I reinstalled the drivers. Still I have this sound. Any suggestions how to fix it?

Thanks in advance

A:Realtek HD audio - Front jack makes cracking sound

If you really want a better sound output, check if your speaker or headset are plugged tightly.

But you can also lower the sound quality in the settings but this can eliminate the crackling sound. First, close the programs where sound comes out such as media players. Believe me, I had this problem on Realtek in Windows 7 too but I lowered the sound quality to 16 bits 44100 Hz, CD quality and the crackling sound was gone. I posted a screenshot. After you are done with that, refresh the desktop and play an MP3 file and hear if the sound got any better.

But if you really want some better sound, you need to buy a sound card that is fully compatible with Windows 7.

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Hello all,

I rercently came with the following problem without any reason:

I have a realtek audio chipset with my mother board.

Since some time, the HD audio drivers keeps on detecting/undetecting a device plugged in my front jack (resulting is sound cutoff, which is more than annoying). But, there is nothing plugged.

If I plug something then, the detection works right.

I'm wondering if it is a software problem, or if there is something wrong with my motherboard or my front jack connector (some kind of shortcut or whatever).

If someone as a solution I would really appreciate.

Thanks a lot in advance !

I cannot uncheck the "reload" option in the realtek driver because I need to have this detection working right.

A:Realtek HD Audio Drivers - Constantly detecting/undetecting front jack

Sounds like a loose or defective jack. No software will "fix" broken hardware. When nothing is in the jack, it's grounded and the chipset ignores or turns off the jack. When you plug something into it, the open ground signals the chipset to detect a device and notify Windows of it's presents. Windows (driver) will then allow you task the jack as necessary.

You don't give any info on your system but some manufactures have spare parts available. Most front panel assemblies are replaceable. Also make sure the front panel connections aren't loose at the motherboard. Be sure to completely power-down the PC and un-plug the power cord before checking wires inside.

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Hello all and thank you all for reading my thread, before anything sorry for any language errors, grammar .etc!
So once again like the topic suggest's this is the question. How to change headphone front jack to rear jack & panel without realtek?
Is there possibly some other software that could achieve me changing (by software not hardware) the headphone front panel to the rear panel
without paying for new hardware? (Below I've mentioned that I got a cable from the services that they will apply on the pc in the repair center)
I looked at this thread http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answe...-port-broke-headphones-rear-port-realtek.html
But I don't know if this will work because I tried downloading realtek for my soundcard and it looks like it doesn't support it.
I also tried installing the realtek program a couple more times but still the same error occured, otherwise it would install and I could run it.
+ I think and fear I may have the same problem where the "set as default" button isn't there because I've had this before many times in the default window sounds tool.
I am trying to find a free solution where I could do the rear port & rear panel thing by software and not having to pay anything "if that's even possible that is" (although the pc repair services are getting me this cable that will be able to do it) I should be getting the pc today but,
They are not sure if the sound will be fixed it would be one of t... Read more

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AMD Athlon 64bit 3200+
1gb DDR 400 RAM
NVIDIA Geforce 6800
Realtek AC97 Audio
Microsoft Windows XP

Heya all. I'm only new to these forums so just bear with me.

A month or two ago I had a new motherboard put in, I used to have a Gigabyte K8 mobo but now I have a Jetway mobo. I have front audio and mic jacks on my tower, but the problem is ever since I had this new motherboard put in it hasn't worked. Both mobo's had AC97 audio, but the Gigabyte mobo had a different brand I think, whereas this Jetway's onboard is Realtek AC97. I've tried different drivers, and still no go. But when I take the green speaker plug out the back of the tower and plug it into the front green jack, you can hear like the sound scratching as I put it in but there just isn't any sound when its in. Same happens with my headphones. The main reason I would like to get it working is so I can easily just plug my headphones in it like I used to and just turn the speakers off, but now I can't because I'm not getting any audio from the front jack what so ever ever since I got this new mobo. I hope somebody can help me with this issue. Thanks!

A:Front Audio Jack Problem

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Have the front panel audio connectors been connected to your new mobo?

Get whoever installed your new mobo to take a look.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Hi i'm having an issue with my front audio jack, the mic works kind-of (when i hit listen i can talk and hear myself through the speakers but when i try to record it sometimes says cannot detect recording device and sometimes it records but scilence) but the headphones do not (When i go into sound in control panel it says that the headphones are not plugged in when they are). I tried to solve this issue with the Realtek manager as i read it can help but when i instal the latest version, the manager is no where to be found just like the guy in the thread below

Solved Realtek HD manager missing - Page 2 - Vista Forums

Im running windows 7 on an Asus P5B Deluxe motherboard.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Front audio problem and Realtek Issue

Welcome to the Forums.

Have you tried Setting the front panel in your BIOS to AC'97?

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Hi i'm having an issue with my front audio jack, the mic works but the headphones do not (When i go into sound in control panel it says that the headphones are not plugged in when they are). I tried to solve this issue with the Realtek manager as i read it can help but when i instal the latest version, the manager is no where to be found just like the guy in the thread below

Realtek HD manager missing

Im running windows 7 on an Asus P5B Deluxe motherboard.

Any help would be appreciated.

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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?

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

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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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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. 

Go to Solution.

A: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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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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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.

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Hey everyone. First time poster with a problem that has really got me stumped.
Had a look around on line & it seems to be quite a common issue but have been unable to find a fix that works for me :-(

I'm running Vista 32bit on a Toshiba Satellite A210 laptop and for the past few days my speakers have been emitting a strange static/white noise buzzing that is driving me insane. It sounds similar to the static received when tuning a radio & gets worse as I increase the volume, there is also often a weird high pitched squeal thrown in there too.
Now when I plug headphones in I still hear this static so obviously the speakers are not blown. It seems to get worse anytime a system sound plays or i try to listen to music, watch videos etc. I can still hear the music/system sounds etc behind the static but they often sound garbled, not ideal for watching movies etc!

I've uninstalled & reinstalled my Realtek HD Audio drivers numerous times, all with no result. I also heard mutterings that this may conflict with my graphics card? Worth uninstalling my ATI Radeon card you think? Although this has not been a problem in the prior 2 years that i've had this machine....

Worryingly, I reformatted & reset my laptop to factory settings to try & resolve this yet it made no difference at all which leads me to think it's some kind of hardware problem or bad connection inside the machine? Although i've not knocked or dropped the machine to c... Read more

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Acer Aspire V5-131-2680 computer.  Realtek High Definition Audio Default Device duel audio jack does not respond correctly when to you plug in an adapter cable to split between playback (earphone) and recorder input.  Earphone appears to work fine but record appears to continue to default to the computer mike.  This is not acceptable.  I am a ham radio operator and I have applications that required the record input to the computer from a radio.  Due to this problem some time back I finally purchased a USB audio device which works fine but it takes up a USB port that is much needed.  This was a Windows 7 computer up until recently when I upgraded to Windows 10 and hoped it might resolve that problem but it did not.  What is the solution?  Bad driver?  Bad audio plug?

A:Acer V5-131-2680 Realtek audio jack problem

Hi Are you sure that the adapter is good?I mean I hope you did not make the same mistake as herehttp://community.acer.com/t5/V-and-VN-Series-Laptops/My-ASPIRE-V5-561-doesn-t-recognize-my-external-... If the adapter is OK, when you plug in the headset do you select headset from the realtek pop-up menu? Or headphone? Since you plug in a headset you should check headset.Or do you have any popup at all? 

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I have an HP Pavilion m9402f system that uses the RealTek ALC888S chipset and I have it digitally connected to an Altec Lansing DP/N 028YKP – 4770-0CH-2C81 Rev A00 Amplifier by an SPDIF coax. The Altec Lansing AMP is connected to two front, two back and one base woofer speakers.

I am running windows 7 Ultimate (64Bit) using your latest device driver from your Web Site R2.68 download which shows up as the Rev driver. I have also tried using the original driver supplied by HP Rev. and both have the problems listed below.

Problem: I can only enable the 2-channel audio device. I cannot configure the speaker arrangement as five speakers on the Reltek HD Manager Display control panel. In addition the configure button is grayed out on the windows "Sound" Display Control Panel.

The displays shows only two channels of audio enabled. But the Default ConfigurationButton is Grayed out.

The Realtek HD Manager Display recognizes and shows that I am using an SPDIF Digital Coax Connection. I have a Digital Output Tab on that display but I do not have a Speakers Tab or a Microphone Tab displayed.

What do I have to do to configure the speakers? Is it a register setting that is not being properly set up? What are the registry keys for this device?

Thank you for your help!


A:Realtek HD Audio Speaker Configuration Problem Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Not sure about yours, but on many, two channel is all you can get out of digital.

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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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Hello, I have a problem with any Realtek driver since I updated from Windows 8.1 to 10 (x64).
On every boot, I have no sound on the rear speakers : the black pin switches automaticaly to "side". I have to reconfigure the black pin to rear every time !

Did someone had a similar issue ?

Here's my config if it helps : Asus Sabertooth Mark 2 and Logitech Z906 5.1 speakers.

A:Realtek Audio 5.1 configuration : rear speaker switch to side speaker

Up !

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I'm using windows 10 and I have the latest version of both NVIDIA and Realtek high definition drivers, but my computer doesn't recognize anything when I plug in my headphones/earphones.
All of solutions I've seen worked with the previous Realtek HD audio manager but I have this (I think) new one.

While taking this screenshot, my headphones were plugged in, but no sign of its detection anywhere in my PC.

Does anybody have a solution for this?

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Every time I wanna use speakers instead headphones,I have to use the same headphones output (green one - back panel), and therefor to disconnect and connect cables.. not very comfortable

I've tried to use the black output, and it worked, but only as a 'rear speakers', both left and right channels worked!

Is it possible to make the rear black output to work as FRONT speakers ?? this way ill be able to have both speakers and headphones available at the same time

In other simple words:Can I use rear speakers as FRONTS ?(when connector to the black rear output)

BTW;I don't wanna use the front panel, only the back panel

Thank you!

A:REALTEK|using front speakers through rear output jack - possible?

Easiest way would be to use an external speaker switch, since you do not want to use the conventional method with the front panel headphone jack.

With an external switch you could select either the speakers or headphone.

I don't know what sound you have but the only option is RealTek audio is to mute or not mute the speakers when a headset is plugged into the front panel headphone jack. There's no way, that I know of, to route primary audio to some other jack.

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I recently installed the program, Driver Sweeper, which picked up a problem with my audio driver, Realtek High Definition Audio after my speakers had been making some static sounds while playing audio. After running Driver Sweeper and cleaning the driver I restarted the computer.

When I returned to windows my driver had been uninstalled. Windows ran a troubleshooter when I clicked on the volume controls. Then it automatically installed the same driver back again. My speakers continue to make the same sounds after this and if I run Driver Sweeper again the same thing happens again. I'm not sure whether I should install a different audio driver or something.

Thanks for the help


A:Realtek High Definition Audio driver problem and speaker static

Hi Brian Go to the Asus site and download the latest driver for your sound card using such programs like Driver Sweeper cause more problems than they cure in my opinion .

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Hello. I have a Asus Z87A motherboard. It comes with Asus Realtek HD Audio Manager. Driver version This has no "disable front pannel jack detection" option.

I wish to have both speakers and headphones to output at the same time, and I used to do this with my old Gigabyte board, as well as a MSI Z87 G45 (which broke and I had to replace it with this)

Can you please help me? I tried this also without installing the Asus Realtek drivers (using default Windows 7 sound) and couldn't find a solution. I don't even have stereo mix, which I usually had with the MSI and Gigabyte.

Thank you in advance

edit: I also noticed that the rear jack detects my speakers as "front speakers". Is that the problem?

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Hi all,

I'd be grateful for any advice to my problem....

Last month I bought a new PC, a Dell XPS 8500 with an Intel Core i7-3770 processor. The PC has onboard audio (Realtek High Definition Audio).

I didn't buy new speakers as I have a perfectly usable set of Creative 6.1 speakers.

My problem is that although my computer plays Windows event sounds through all the speakers, applications such as iTunes only emit sound through the front pair.

I have googled the problem and as a result have configured the Realtek to use 7.1 audio but without the side pair.

Also, I have disabled the Realtek driver and have reloaded by asking Windows to select the best available.

But still the problem persists.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,


A:No audio except front speakers (Dell, Realtek Audio)

First, for proper operation you must use the Dell supplied sound driver. Non-Dell will either not work or install or will not work properly, and that includes the basic function Windows installed HD Audio Codec.

6.1 is an oddball speaker configuration for current technology systems, its either 2.1, 5.1 or 7.1.

I used to do a lot of support on the Dell users forum (community) and recall that certain applications will only play audio through "stereo" speakers only. My experience on the Dell forum (I had over 37,000 posts and am still registered) also is the reason I note the Dell supplied sound driver.

You could also post on the Dell community Desktop hardware section and one of the user experts there may have more suggestions.

Desktop - Dell Community

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and I have a problem with sound. When I plug my speakers in front panel I have output audio, but in back panel I don't.

My Audio Manager looks like this, but front panel is enabled and back panel is disabled. It does not recognize back (ANALOG) jack.

I tried with settings in this manager but without success, I cheked Control Panel > Sound and followed instructions but still no sound if speakers is in back panel. What to do?

Sorry for bad english

A:No sound in back audio panel jack - Realtek HD Audio Manager

What is set as the Default Playback Device? If "Digital" or "HDMI" is set as default you will not get any sound from rear audio connections. "Speaker" must be set as Default Playback Device/

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I have Logitech® X-530 speakers, and don't know why but I never noticed that my front middle speaker doesn't put out any sound. I checked the connectors in my sound card and they are fine. When I ran the diagnostics on the speakers nothing would ever come out of the front middle one. Actually when I just looked, that cord goes directly into my subwoofer. Is there any obvious reason why it isn't working like it should?

A:Getting audio from my front speaker in a 5.1 setup

Did I post this in the wrong forum or what? Just wondering where I should post or does anybody have any recommendations on if there is a better forum (like the logitech one) that I should try or not?

Edit: Problem solved.

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Ok, i have an Alienware x51 and the front headphone audio jack has stopped working. I will admit that i tried messing around with the settings on my computer to solve an issue with sound in a game but, this made it worse. 
When i plug in my headphones and do an audio test with Realtek i can hear the sound but it is so low that i have to make the whole room silent to hear it. This also happens with my speakers too and any other device.
If it is a problem with the audio jack and not something to do with settings can i follow up on my warranty? Or does this not come under it? 
I really need help because i am now forced to use the normal sound coming out of my monitor and it is very bad quality. Any help will be appreciated!
Thanks in advance!  

A:Front audio jack not working!

Same issue and one of very many issues I have had. I can say with confidence I will not purchase another Alienware system.

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i have a acer ax1700-u3700 desktop computer. the front audio jack makes a static audio noise when moving the mouse. but when im not moving it it doesnt make noise. its worse when i click the start button and look threw the stuff on the menu. all drivers are current. upgraded bios to lastest at least i think. help plz

A:static from front audio jack??????

My first thought is to have you make and unmake the connection into that front plug many times and even hit it with air or better yet to use a little contact enhancer on the pin and make and unmake the connection. What happens is if the connections are barely being made then noise and interference can make it's ugly and noisy presence known.

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Hello, Last month I built my own computer. I am having a problem with my Front I/O audio jacks.

- Headset is Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD

- I have went into BIOS and enabled my Front I/O

- My front I/O is properly connected to my Motherboard

- My driver is Realtek HD R267 (Newest driver)

I have looked up this problem for quite some time but can't find a way to fix it. People have said to go into Realtek Audio HD Manager and click on the folder next to analog and untick disable front detection. I don't have this folder.

Any help is appreciated i'm 16, this is my first computer build myself. If you need anymore details just ask me below.

Thank you.

A:Front I/O Audio Jack not working.


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Hi there,

Hope you guys can help me out - I'm at my wits end.

I found similar thread about this here but unfortunately the troubleshooting didn't help.

So, my Front Audio jack is disabled and not sure what happened. The front audio mic has no issues

My Sound Card is the Conexant HD Smartaudio 221

Yes, I tried looking at Device manager and the only thing that pops up is that (Conexant) under sound.

I also tried right clicking the speaker icon on my desktop tray but it didn't let me enable the audio jack. not sure why.

I tried downloading the realtek ac97 for vista (saw something else online about this) but that didn't work either. The thing couldn't be installed in my laptop for some reason.

Any help would be so much appreciated - thanks in advance you guys.

A:Front Audio Jack Disabled?

what is make and model of the laptop

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Hello, I recently built a new PC and have been very happy with it's performance. But the only problem is my front audio jack doesn't want to work! I have the standard 6 jack audio on the rear of my computer's case, which seems to work fine with some speakers I'm using. But when I try to plug in headphones on the front of my case, none of the headphone devices will work!

The speakers attached to the rear panel will continue to operate when headphones are plugged into the front. But the headphones should be taking sound priority from the speakers when plugged into the front, if I'm not mistaken.

The cases front panel connections are indeed properly attached to the motherboard, so nothing in terms of hardware should be wrong with the front audio jack. I believe it's something I may have to configure using Windows Control Panel, etc. But here's a link to my case anways:


A:Front Audio Jack Problems

What motherboard do you have?

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I have in the last 6 months bought a new PC that came with vista, ever since I have owned it the front audio jacks have not worked in the "Realtek HD Audio Manager" it doesn't even show as something is plugged in.

I have become very annoyed at this as time goes on as I notice how useful it is so today I just decided that I will try it in Ubuntu and the front audio jacks work perfectly I can get sound out of the headphone jack and can record with the microphone jack!

Darn you vista!

Can anyone help me with this problem?

A:Front Audio Jack not working

It is NOT a Vista issue, call the OEM and have them help you fix it.

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The audio jack on the back works, just the one on the front doesn't work.I googled to find a fix but i didn't find one that works for me.What i know right now is that the front's device is using avnex virtual audio device and the one I'm using (the back) is realtek high definition audio.I'm not pro at these stuff so sorry if you cant understand what I'm saying
help is appreciated
pic(s) if needed VVV

A:Front audio jack not working?

Hi taikor,
This may be stating the obvious but if you haven't tried this may work.
As per your screen shot click on the top speakers >set default should light, click on it> click OK > exit.
Hope that might help you

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(windows 7 ultimate)
There is some loose contact problem with my rear audio jack. So, i want to use my front audio jack. How can i make it start working?
I cannot also find Realtek HD sound effects manager in the control panel.

A:Front audio jack not working

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For some reason my audio and mic jack doesn't work at the front of the computer. I tried unplugging and replugging the F-Audio jack cable in my motherboard. I also have realtek "Disable front jack detection" checked off in the box. Any other advice to fix this? Thanks!

Edit: The audio jack does work, but I need to tweak my Mic cord but noise only comes from 1 ear. So must be a damaged audio jack im guessing.

A:Front Audio/Mic Jack not working.

Hi ad84555,

Do you have another Audio cable to test and see if its the cable/connection and not the Audio jack?

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Hi, My front audio jack does not seem to work. When I plug in my headphones into the rear jack, it works. I have tried reinstalling the audio drivers from the Lenovo website. There also does not seem to be a separate front audio jack device listed under playback devices, if there is supposed to be any. What should I do? Thanks,Horace

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I recently got a new computer with Vista Home Premium x64, and it is working great except that my front audio jack is not working properly. I wasn't the one who assembled the computer, but I know it is connected correctly because when I right click on the speaker icon in the taskbar and select playback devices>headphones>properties>enhancements and click "preview" it plays out of the front audio jack perfectly. However, it does not work with any of my applications.

Is there some setting I have to change to switch from between the speakers and headphones in Vista? Is this likely a driver issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Full specs are listed above.

A:Solved: Front audio jack not working

Have a look at Device Manager/Sound-Video-Game Controller.

Right click items shown, then check for –Enable, update driver or roll back.
Also check - Other devices, if listed.

Not quite sure of your total system connection set-up?? Have you two audio outputs?
Speakers - rear connection, headphones - front connection.

Utilising both outputs may disengage or mute one of jack sockets.

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I have related problem, but with diff. specs. can someone help me?

A:Front Panel audio jack not working

Tell us about your problem. Is it the headphone jack or the microphone jack or both? Has it ever worked?
If its the headphone jack, what type of headphone are your trying to use?

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Hello, I'm Artekis. A year ago, sevenforums helped solved my BSOD problem! Now I'm back for help on audio problems.

I recently noticed that the front audio ports of my Windows 7 PC do not work properly. I plugged in both speakers and my headset, and the right side of the speakers do not work as well as the right side of the headset cups.

The back audio ports work perfectly fine for both my headset and speakers. As a result, I can safely say that it's a problem with my front audio ports.

According to the Sound tab, I have VIA HD Audio, which is integrated audio on my ASUS motherboard. There also seems to be NVIDIA High Definition Audio in the sound controllers section of the device manager. According to some people on Sevenforums, it's used if you want to use a HDMI cable to connect audio from my PC to the TV? Is this correct?

So what should I do to get my front audio ports to work? I will gladly provide any information that can help solve my problem.


Edit: Just a little update, but the front audio panel worked perfectly fine from both cups of my headset for a couple of seconds after I restarted my computer. But it quickly switched back to the left cup working only. However, the mic jack in the front doesn't work at all.

A:Front Audio Jack, right sided speakers/cup not working

Check the front panel connection on the motherboard. Reseat the connection (unplug and then plug back in).
The front panel headphone jack may have developed a problem, which is not uncommon.

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So I have windows 7 installed on my pc ..... I cant hear any sound from my headphones or speakers whether plugged into the front or rear panel. and also windows shows that there are headphones plugged into the front panel. maybe that's the reason I cant hear any sound....but I tried all possible ways....also disconnected the front panel from the motherboard but still it says its connected.

A:Front audio jack panel wont disconnect in any way

Have you checked out the Sound section in Control Panel. Also check Device Manager.

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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

A: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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Does anyone know of a generic replacement AC'97 audio cable and front 3.5mm front port replacement kit available? In this particular pc, the audio cable that connects from the audio header on the mobo to the front 3.5mm jack has been damaged badly (it touched a hot soldering gun). I wouldn't mind replacing the front jack anyway since I have to wiggle the plug in it to get any sound. Needless to say, because of the damaged cable, the sound output is scratchy and very weak.

Any sort of generic replacement would do since I don't care about drilling a hole on the front of the case on this pc case if I have to to accomodate a new jack. I've looked for hours but can't find anything.

A:Looking for replacement AC'97 audio cable and 3.5mm jack for front of case

You probably have to find another case to get the cable out of

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!'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?

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

no ideas?

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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!!

A: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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After connecting to the front panel my headphones (audio and mic), nothing happens, no sound through them. How to fix that?

IS this tut about that? Realtek HD Changing Jack output reassignments ( FIX )

If so, I didn't find DevType_0888_SS147b1083 or ending in DevType_0885_SS18490890
mine ends like 9999

A:Realtek front panel- audio & mic not recognised

Hi iMaStEr,

If you have an AC'97 front panel, it won't work with HD audio unless you change the following setting in the Realtek HD Audio Manager. It needs to be checked, as shown.

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