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Q: Headphone & Microphone Combo Audio Jack

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

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A: Headphone & Microphone Combo Audio Jack

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

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Is there an adapter/splitter available for the Envy 23-o014 headphone/microphone combo jack?

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Does the "audio combo jack" on the Lenovo G710 conform to the CTIA or the OMTP standard? That is, is it left/right/gnd/mic or left/right/mic/gnd? And why is this information so hard to find?

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

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I have discovereed, when using the single combo jack on My month old Lenovo u30-70  the sound will work on the headset,  but not the mic. (typical audio headset for phone) i have tried 3 different headsets, but none work. the microphone on the front of the laptop works.
I need to use the combo jack for skype. 
Solution?  thank you! 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:U30-70 - Combo audio jack microphone not working

If other people have this problem, I had to send it back to Lenovo. they installed a new card. Apparently it was broken when it left. thankfully it was still under warranty. 

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My laptop only has one combo audio/microphone jack, and I can't get the microphone to work at all. I just bought a new headset that came with an audio/microphone splitter specifically for the purpose of using it on this laptop. While the output works fine, the microphone input is absolutely ignored.

I am 100% positive this is an audio/microphone splitter (and not just an audio splitter) as it has 3 rings on the end of it (indicating that it is compatible with using a microphone), and one of the input jacks even has a microphone icon on it. Realtek Settings are nowhere to be found in Control Panel, and I couldn't seem to find anything in the system sound settings that would help me either.

I've already spent money on this new headset, so as you can imagine I'm pretty frustrated that this is not working, and I really, really don't want to spend any more money. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Microphone not working with combo audio jack

Does anyone have a solution?

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

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

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


So here's where it gets even more complicated:

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

So, because my headset is like this:

(headphone jack + microphone jack)

I was wondering if this layout would work (excuse the very quickly thr... Read more

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

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

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

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Hello community. Just got my 7567 and cannot get my microphone working when i use the combo audio/mic jack. Try 2 pairs of headphone apple and beat with microphone, sound come out great but the microphone dont work. I receive the popup from maxxaudio pro asking what i just put in but no option for combo mic and sound. I did check the Maxxaudio main setting, dident see anything related to mic. Need some help here. Thx you all for your time.

A:Inspiron 7567 microphone not detected on combo audio/mic jack

Mine seems to be working.. I tested it with the Voice Recorder.  The volume levels did not show in the Recording devices dialog window.  If you have a specific utility, someone may have experience with it..
The Jack was a little hard to plug in, possibly first use but there should be not barrel of the plug showing.  When you plug it in the popup allows you to choose the Headphones and size then hit OK.  The system will sense a microphone is available.

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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?

A: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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Hey guys, I've been looking everywhere for a solution to this: Headphones Working Fine, Mics aren't...But totally no luck. I can see that a lot of people are having this problem and posting it on various forums, without any valid solutions or workarounds.
The Problem: Asus Laptop with Windows 8.1 with only one audio input won't read any external Headphone's MIC.
1. The Internal MIC works fine and it works everytime even when I plug in an external one.
2. When I plug in external headphone (Headphone's got 2 jacks, black which is for sound and red which is for recording) into the Only ONE audio input there is, Windows gives a popup with its current Audio devices plugged in but it just wont read the MIC. This is what pops up when I plug in the external MIC or headphone.

3. Now, When I go to the lower right corner and select Recording Devices from the sound panel, it won't show any external or added device when I plug in the new device. It would just show my internal MIC and something called Stereo MIX, but not my Microphone.

4. Okay, Now when I check Device Manager, and try to update all the Realtek Audio drivers it would just say "everything is latest with latest drivers installed", which is obvious since Windows 8.1 has bundled everything with my laptop.

5. Now you must be thinking of a solution like since my headphone has 2 wires (the red and the black), why not use a Audio Splitter which looks something like this... , I even bought ... Read more

A:Windows Won't recognize Combo Mic/Headphone Jack

The splitter you show will not work with a PC. Its designed for an iPhone, PS4, etc. A PC plug is only Tip, Ring and Sleeve. The one you show is Tip, Ring, Ring, Sleeve. A PC microphone requires +5VDC, which is on the Ring connection to work.

Usually, PC's with only one jack, can be either but not both.

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I plugged in my phone earbud, played music and only the speakers were working, checked device manger and it said the earbud wasn't plugged in.  Do i need to get a adapter?  If adapter any recommdations Or Is there any other solution?

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Hi, I own a new X1 Carbon (with the terrible adaptive function keys), and my combo audio/mic jack does not seem to work properly. Specifically, when I try to plug in headphones (or use an application like Skype) while the sound is running from the speakers, it does not switch. Conversely, if I start a video wearing headphones, and unplug them, the sound does not come out of the speakers. Can someone please advise how to troubleshoot this? Thanks in advance.

A:X1 Carbon combo headphone/mic jack does not work

Hi Dave0888,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per your query we understood that you are facing the issue with Audio port on ThinkPad X1 Carbon.
Please set the default setting on Realtek High Definition audio application from control panel.
If you are unable to find the application or set the application, please download the driver from Lenovo Support page and install it.
Also please download ThinkVantage System Update utility and install it, and after installing it please run the application so that it will check for the latest drivers and automatically install it.
After installing all the application please restart the system and check it once.
Below is the link to enter the downloads page and download latest application accordingly, please click on "Select Product" then in "QUICK PATH" enter the MTM no. select the exact model.
Hope this helps. 
Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar

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Hi all, I have several HP models  HP EliteDesk 8000 SFF,  800G1 SFF. In front of PC's case have  audio combo port ( Headphone / Mic ) . I plugged some headset device with combo jack 3.5  but Windows just recognize only 1 feature ( Mic in or Headphone) at the time.So, could i use both features ( mic and headphone) at the same time  ? Thank you very much,

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My niece bought me a microphone/headphone combination for my pc, but after I put in a new motherboard and windows 10 the microphone plug doesn't work on my front of the case, but it will work on the one in the back. Problem is the green headphone can't be used because the speakers are plugged into the green plug slot. Is there an extension or something that I can plug into the green headphone jack and be able to reach the headphones plug on my speakers? I really don't feel like getting on my knees each time I want to use the headphones because I would have to unplug the pink for microphone and be able to reach the green headphones plug.

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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.


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.


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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A: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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I have an HP Pavillion entertainment Laptop dv9700. I got a virus taken off my computer a few months ago but to take the virus off the computer place I took it took had to wipe my computer and then put all my data back. Since then I've had two frustrating problems:

1. When I plug my headphones into the headphone jack, the sound still plays from the regular speakers and I don't hear any sound in the headphones (I've already tried suing a different pair of headphones and that didn't help).

2. My microphone (which came pre-installed on the computer) doesn't work.

PLEASE help me. I'm taking a plane on Friday and REALLY need my computer to keep me sane during my layover. Thanks!!

A:Headphone jack/microphone not working

Go here, on the right side is a link for HD Audio Codec Driver. Download and install latest driver. Ask if you need help to do that.

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I have a headset set with a mic. It has 3.5mm plugs for the mic and the speakers. Just recently they stopped working together. What I mean is if I have either one of them plugged in, that one works. If I have both plugged in, the sound manager appears as if neither of them are plugged in. I've tried other headphones with the jacks and get the same result. I've tried reinstalling the driver, doing a system restore and using CCleaner to clean my registry. I've also messed around with just about every setting in the audio manager. Anyone have any ideas? It's odd that they work independently, which leads me to believe that the insertion detection is working just fine.

I have a Toshiba Satellite R845-S95 with Windows 7.

A:Headphone and Microphone Jack won't Work Together

Turn off the insertion detection on realtek. Top-right corner somewhere, from memory.

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Hello/Good morning/Good afternoon,I am asking if anyone knows the software to get the headphone jack to pick up as a mic, I have done it but due to issues had to reset my Laptop, if anyone knows then please let me knowThanks

A:Headphone/microphone jack issues, was working, now not

Good day and welcome to the community.Please provide more information about your system (model, OS, recent updates, etc), otherwise it will be difficult for the community to assist you. We will also be able to confirm that your post is in the proper forum.Regards.

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Hey, first of all, just saying that I'm new to this site. I think it's really cool though, that theres a tech support site that actually has a lot of people on. Anyway, I own a Dell Dimension Desktop, A Gateway (Dont know what brand) laptop, and my friend has a Mac (dont know the brand). Anyway, me and my friend are doing a radio show for school, and we need microphones. I have USB headsets, and we could use those, except that we can only use one at a time or else they override eachother, and that doesnt work well. We also each have those little mics that come with the computer, but we still dont have a way to use both at the same time. We were wondering though, is there any way to use a splitter like that of a headphone jack for a CD player, to split the input of a microphone port? Also, I notice that with my USB headsets, i get "white noise" aka static in the backround when I am not talking, and fainter when I am talking. Will I not get the white noise with a regular mic as opposed to a USB mic? Please if anyone knows the answer, reply. Thanks...

A:Using a headphone jack splitter in a microphone port...

You can't connect two microphones like two sets of headphones. You'll need some sort of mixer. If you have an electronic mic that has a high enough signal level, you could put on into the Line-In jack, and the other into the Mic jack.

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Hello/Good morning/Good afternoon,
I am asking if anyone knows the software to get the headphone jack to pick up as a mic, I have done it but due to issues had to reset my Laptop, if anyone knows then please let me know
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

A:Z50-70 - Headphone/microphone jack issues, was working, now not

Good day and welcome to the community.Please provide more information about your system (model, OS, recent updates, etc), otherwise it will be difficult for the community to assist you. We will also be able to confirm that your post is in the proper forum.Regards.

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I have  a yogabook, and I want to use an external microphone to record audio. I read somewhere that the audio port is a combo headphone/microphone, but it didn't work with my samsung's combo headphone. I wonder if this information is correct? If not, do you know if there is any way to use an external microphone?

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I was wondering if I could direct my microphone input strait to my headphone jack so the sound input could be heard on headphones. Also, could I disable the feature that turns off my built-in speakers when I plug in headphones. I have a hp pavilion dv9000 with vista installed. any help?

A:Solved: microphone to headphone jack and speakers

I use an external mixer for this kind of thing- that way I can not only use the headphones to monitor the inputs, but my mixer allows me to select one input among many while not disturbing the mix.

Even an inexpensive mixer will have multiple mic or high level inputs and many will have the ability to add reverb or other effects. They can also feed one or more computers for recording (and/or backup of main recording).


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I have an Asus - s56c-xx234H laptop which have an combo audio/mic jack

My headset have two, and when i don't have a splitter/combiner i wan't to use the internal mic.

But hwne headset connected, i can't use the internal mic,
When i disconnet headset, internal mic works.

I know i can both, as it have worked before.

I searching the internet for a solution, and iahev looked both in the windows recording device and in realtex HD audio configurator, but can't seem to find any setting which will chose internal mic????

I of course running WIndos 8

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Anyone knows if the microphone/headset combo jack on ThinkPad P50 is a TRRS jack (Tip/Ring/Ring/Sleeve)? What I tried to do is to connect ThinkPad P50 with iPhone 6 so that one side's output is the other side's input.  So I can record the audio. From my research, iPhone's jack is TRRS spec.  I can easily find TRRS splitter on eBay, for example, here's a splitter with female plugs: http://www.ebay.com/itm/371299679312 If ThinkPad P50 is using the same TRRS spec, I can just buy another TRRS splitter with male plugs. Thanks!

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Hello, I'd like to know how to enable my front microphone/headphone entrance (the green and pink ones) on Windows 7

Thanks =)

A:How do I enable my front microphone and headphone jack with Windows 7?

The front panel should automatically be enabled, providing the cable for the front panel audio is connected to the motherboard, and you are using the correct sound driver. I assume you have Realtek as I used to have a P8Z77 LE Plus motherboard and it had Realtek on board audio.

On many PC cases there are two connections available for front panel audio, "HD Audio" and "AC 97". The HD Audio is preferred as it as some jack sensing functions that the older AC97 does not have.

I looked at the Realtek HD Audio Manager on my system and there is no option to enable or disable the front panel jacks. There is an option to mute or not mute the speakers when a headset is plugged in but that's all.

Even if you only have the generic, basic function, Windows installed High Definition Audio drivers installed instead of the correct hardware drivers you should still get front panel headphone operation.

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Loaded all software updates,followed all the instructions and still would not record from external mic.Finally found the problem.The imput jack on the laptop is a piece of junk and does not work.How I found this out was while plugging in the four pin connector I noticed the mic icon flash so I slowly removed the four pin connector and the external mic started to work.However as soon as I let go of the four pin connector it fell out and would not stay in the imput jack.All the way in would not work ,half way in works but wil not stay in place.So how do I get this repaired?  I now have a workaround for this.Got a USB mic and the software recognized it.However after doing some more web searches to solve the output (input) jack problem I found that this is not just a HP thing.Seems other manufactures such as Dell are just as bad.This does not excuse Hp of using a crappy part; probably just to save a few pennies.

A:External microphone in headphone jack on Hp envy 15-j160no ?

Hi there @Harley5560,  Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome! This is a great site to get answers and ask questions. I read your post on the Forum. From what I understand you are trying to use a Headset with a Microphone built in and you are not getting results from the microphone portion. I read that you updated your last post to say that you purchased a USB microphone and that is working for your flawlessly.  Here is a document I found called Resolving Headphones and Headset Problems (Windows 8).   If you were to look at your HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC and HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 Notebook PC - Maintenance and Service Guide, it says "Connects optional powered stereo speakers, headphones, earbuds, a headset, or a television audio cable. Also connects an optional headset microphone. This jack does not support optional microphone-only devices". NOTE: Be sure that the device cable has a 4- conductor connector that supports both audio-out (headphone) and audio-in (microphone). Did this reply resolve your issue or answer your question? If yes, then please share the good news! Let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. You can also show your appreciation by clicking the Thumbs Up. If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with the results of the troubleshooting. Thank ... Read more

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Can anyone provide an explanation of how the Line-in/Microphone Combo Jack on the rear panel of the OptiPlex 990 USFF (actually the same on all 990 models) is configured?
See http://clascsg.uconn.edu/download/specs/O990.pdf  page 9 item #17 for a photo.
Is there a special plug that goes into this jack to split the 2 devices?
Is the jack stereo or mono?
Is it really just one input with a large voltage input range?

Terry Muskoff

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I have the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.  My headphone is perfectly fine. When I plug into the headphone jack, there is no audio from the headphones just the speakers. I plug and unplug my headphones several times to make sure but the audio still plays through the speaker. I tried this with 3 other headphones and the same happened. I tried everything to fix the issue: updating the drivers, changing the RealTek setting to multi-stream, setting the Speaker/HP as default, etc. you name it. When I plug in my headphones, it doesn't appear as a device. I don't think it's a hardware problem. Everything was perfectly fine before but it suddenly stops working. Please help!

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Lenovo Yoga 3 11 - model 80J8:  out of warrantyI have done several searches and it seems there is a fairly common problem with some Yoga machines and audio.  All of a sudden a few months ago, the internal speakers went silent.  I did not notice it because I don't use it much for streaming audio, but when I do, I connect it to external speakers.  Audio to an external source functions fine, but internal speakers are silent.  Control panel and Device Manager show speakers functioning properly.I have read previous postings back to 2015 and it seems there is no real Lenovo reply or fix for this problem.  I have already tried to update the Realtek driver and that had no effect.  I am not willing to restore to factory default, since this machine shipped with Windows 8 and I upgraded to Windows 10 a few years ago.  The audio worked fine after the Windows 10 upgrade.  Respectfully, please only respond if you have factual data, rather than speculation.  This problem is well documented in the forums and elsewhere, but I have yet to find something concrete.I thought it may help to add a thread on the subject, as I expect others with the problem are frustrated, especially since there does not seem to be a formal response from Lenovo (that I can find)..  Thank you in advance!

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How can I uninstall Dell Audio and only have the legacy Realtek Driver and Software in my XPS 14 (L421x)?
I installed some time age the default audio driver that I got from "Dell Drivers", this installed the "Dell Audio" + "MAXX AUDIO 4". I already uninstalled this thing, run CCleaner, deleted the folders, and downloaded and installed the legacy Realtek R 2.73 driver, but this thing (Dell Audio) is always installing with the driver.  
My system audio is ridiculously loud. I need to put my system audio in somewhat 5~15 / 100% to get "normal audio", the only way I get realistic "normal audio range" is using my SteelSeries Wireless Headset with USB, this way the system audio goes to 100% automatically and I control the audio with the scroll located in the headset, even in 100% max audio, I get a "normal 100%", it's loud, but not EXTREME like the notebook audio!
Another problem, when I plugin my Apple Earpods, they simple doesn't work, I already tested them with tons of devices at home, and they are working great. The system doesn't even recognize them.
I think that everything would be resolved if I could install the Leagacy Realtek drivers & software, not this *** loaded with bloatware from Dell, I don't care about "MAXX Audio", "MaxxSense" and all this BS. If you look with attention, all the settings located in this "Dell Audio" menu are the same in the Real... Read more

A:Dell Audio + Headphone Jack + Loud notebook audio

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

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

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

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

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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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   ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬  I have an Ideapad 110-15ACL=80TJ .¬ ¬  ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬  I have been trying to use the Combo Audio jack with zero results.I am using a Dynamix 3.5mm Y cable with mic and headphone plugs for PC.The input plug to Combo Jack is tip- ring ‚?? ring ‚?? sleeve. One jack socket codedwith a black sleeve (assumed to be for headphone)Jack socket with red sleeve assumed to be Mic.My problem ‚?? I cannot get any audio opt¬  no how .I need help pronto.Btw. The Y cable input jack plug to the Combo Audio seems to me to be quite a loose fit. Is this normal?

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

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Need help fixing the skipping audio that occurs when theres no audio (when things are silent), but when i do play audio it goes away.it doesnt occur when i take the headphones out of the audio jack, speakers are fine(no skip). it seems to skip when i have the headphones plugged in, it skips constantly (silent skip)

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

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

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A:No audio output from headphone jack

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

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

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A:Poor audio from headphone jack

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

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

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I have this flat screen tv that I bought not too long ago. I would like to connect headphones to this tv to watch regular television but there is one big problem. It does not have a headphone jack nor audio rca(red/white) outputs. This pretty strange since this is a fairy new tv. Is there any way I can connect headphones to this tv? Would I need any adapters like somehow converting one of the audio rca inputs to an output so I can use this cable:

Any suggestions would much be appreciated

A:Tv with no Headphone And audio output jack

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

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Possible Solution:
Put Windows to Sleep, then wake it up. Headphone jack audio will be restored.

Headphone jack randomly stopped outputting audio.
volume control at 100% and appearing to work normally. Laptop internal speakers worked fine.
Windows detects headphones plugged in, but no sound in headphones.
Uninstall sound card and realtek drivers, reboot did not fix problem.

Tested Linux live CD and headphones worked in Linux.
So hardware was definitely not broken. Only Windows was broken.

(I had this issue recently, so I'm leaving this here for search engine results and anyone who has this problem in the future)

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

Holy crap i love you! I reinstalled Windows 7 recently to fix this problem after trying just about everything, but after a couple of Windows updates my headphone jack wasn't working again. Found your post after filtering search results to recent hits and this trick worked! This problem only creeped up a short while ago, so maybe it has to do with recent Windows updates.

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I want to use my headphones for sound only and use the internal microphone for speaking, but my computer (Omen Laptop 15t) has a combo jack. How do I make it recognize my headphones as only headphones and not as a microphone also?

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

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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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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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