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Q: Broken audio jack

Hello guys, i find out that my audio jack is broken and i cant use my build-in speakers. I tried updating my drivers, unistall them and reinstall them over and over again but nothing really worked. I heared someone telling that you can use some kind of realtek audio manager to change the audio from audio jack to build-in speakers but i cant find anything relatable. If someone could help me would be awesome, thanks

for more specific questions feel free to ask me.

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Preferred Solution: Broken audio jack

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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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).

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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.

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

You will need an adapter.

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Ok so I have an on going problem, I have already sent this laptop in twice for so called "repair" and nothing is done. My audio jack is broken, when I use headphones the sound comes in so poor it's almost like a white noise. Tried 2 new pairs of headphones, same problem. I've talked to 3 people now through HP support and I don't think they know too much about laptops honestly..... I really need this fixed and i'm quite fed up with the lack of help. 

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I somehow managed to break off the tip of my headset in my laptop any ideas for how to get it out ot any possible work arounds so I can have sound

A:broken audio jack

Depends on how deep it is broken off you can maybe fish it out with a tiny drill bit by drilling just a little into the back end of the stump in the jack but it takes a very steady hand not to damage it worse and possibly the motherboard. Can't really have any other sound through the laptop speakers but you can drive headpones or an external speaker with a usb sound card. Very cheap on amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-External-Headphone-Microphone-Compatible/dp/B014ANW4VU/ref=sr_1_2?s=...

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Hi, I broke a headphone plug in the jack, So i was fine by disable the jack using registry, However in windows 10 you cant do that.
So I tried to Install Realtek Audio Codecs , However , after rebooting my computer i cant find Realtek in my Control panel , Someone told me to try older version couldnt find one .

So my Question is do u know any program will let me disable the jack and use the speakers ? "if not"
Can you help me through the Realtek ?

Thanks in advance

Mustafa
 

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This morning my audio was all working fine, until I launched a game and the audio started coming out of my speakers instead of through my headset. I'm really frustrated and have tried almost everything, I've updated my drivers, I'm afraid to delete them and reinstall them because I'm unaware of how to do that. I'm scared I'll mess it up even more. My headset wont show up on playback devices at at all, only my realtek speakers/headphones. But whenever I plug in any headset it doesn't work. Please help. Thanks.
 

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My mother had an accident with my laptop and broke the audio jack completely off the motherboard (I opened the case and took it out). Now, I have no sound because the accident caused my speakers to stop working somehow. I already ordered a pci express sound card (I like my headphones!), but I'd like to be able to listen to things while I'm waiting for it to come.

Is there any way to get the internal speakers to work? Do you need an audio jack in the machine for the speakers to work?
Thanks

System Info:
Dell Inspiron E1405 (Bios A10)
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC (Driver Version 6.10.0.5343)
 

A:Broken Audio Jack (Laptop)

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I got 5.1 integrated audio on my motherboard and I'm using 2.1 speakers. Got the green jack plugged into the front port and the pinky orange one in the Center/LFE port.

Problem is the left speaker is either quieter than the right or completely off. I wiggle the green jack cable and sometimes it comes back. Plugged the green jack into my iPod and both speakers work fine.

I think this is the second or third time I've had this failure. Quite sure the jack is busted but my question is how did I break it?

Is it a bad idea to pull the jacks out or plug them in while the computer and speakers are both powered up? It's the only thing I can think of that might have caused one of the channels to act up. They were both working when I assembled the computer.

When I get some more time, I'll try to look into the jack to see if the contacts are dirty or bent. Quite annoying either way

A:Integrated Audio Jack broken?

If 'wiggling' the speaker plug either creates a crackle, or turns back on - then unfortunately there's a high chance it might be damaged.

It doesn't make any difference plugging/unplugging when the power is on or not. The power output is minute.

As for breaking, sometimes an unintended 'tug/jerk' when moving the speakers or tower can do it. They aren't the most robust things. Pulling them out at a slight angle can also have an impact. There's really a single reason why it occurs.

One thing that may work as an adhoc temp fix is to apply some blu tack (or adhesive putty) to the plug of the speakers and mold it around the jack when it's in a working position. This should try to avoid movement knocking the jack/plug contact.

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Dear all,

I'm completely new here and I've been looking for some help. My headphone jack broke off in my laptop and I don't know a way to fix it. But, my question is how can I switch my laptop from headphone output to speakers? I've tried almost everything, my laptop acts like there are still headphones plugged in and use that audio jack as an output. How to prevent that? Please help!
 

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Well, it finally happened. Through the years of yanking and replacing my headphone wires, the audio jack has finally cracked in half.

I need some help finding a replacement, as my google-fu is weak today. The identical microphone jack next to it is marked "FOXCONN 532FB". Both are black. I can't find a replacement. I'd appreciate a little help. Pictures will come next time i get the case off.
 

A:Onboard Audio jack has broken.

http://www.foxconn.com/NWinG/Search...&P_Family=Audio+Jack+Connector&searchTypeID=1
I think that's what your looking for...let us know...Jazz
 

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Hi everyone I have a Lenovo Y50-70 which has been working perfectly but this morning, my audio jack stopped working. It's never been a problem before. When I plug in my headphones, the computer will not register them. But the audio stops anyway. So, somehow the computer still registers, the headphones is in since the speakers stops playing, but there is no audio in the headphones. I have tried with 2 other headphones.  Can anyone help me out?

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Hi, i have an HP dv9000 laptop with a broken headphone jack. The headphone jack was working and i was listening to music while it broke. My laptop has two headphone jacks and a microphone jack. The two headphone jacks both broke at the same instant when i plugged in a second headphone. The problem seems to be hardware related because when both versions of windows that i have installed, windows 7 and windows xp, do not give out sound to the headphone jacks. Good thing i have another laptop of the exact same model that broke a while back. i could take the needed part from the broken computer and build it into the working one. All i need is some instructions on how to do so.
Thank you for any help.
 

A:replace broken HP dv9000 audio jack

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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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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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I have a 3 year old Inspiron 15z that has a broken audio jack.  I had to use it for a presentation and when I plugged the speaker system into the headphone jack, it was popping, cracking and snapping.  I took the laptop apart and the black casing on the jack is badly cracked and 2 of the pins are badly bent.  No idea how this could have happened.  I don't think I have ever used headphones on this laptop.  At any rate, would like to replace the jack but cannot find a manufacturer.  The number on the jack is 120926.  Does anybody know where I can buy a replacement?
Thanks

A:Inspiron 15z 5523 audio jack broken

Hello. Probably the best bet would be to find someone on ebay who is selling salvaged parts from that model.
You could contact the parts-people.com -- who are experts on Dell parts -- and see if they have anything. If you cannot get the part, or find that it is too difficult to install it, you can use a usb audio jack instead.

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Title basically says it all,what do I have to do?

A:Front Jack is broken,The back one isn't shown in Audio Prospeties.

Fill in your "my system specs" and give us more info than "it doesn't work".

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Hello my dear fellow windows 7 users!

A few days ago, one half of the jack of my external speakers got stuck in the female jack of my PC laptop.
I am using Realtek HD audio, and I wanted to ask whether it is possible for me to somehow disable the jack and have my audio played through my normal inbuilt laptop speakers, seeing as I will be needing audio from my computer as soon as possible.

Here is a snapshot of my audio devices - and as you can see the speakers and headphones are under one device so I can't switch between the two..

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Please help me guys thanks alot

A:Audio jack stuck in PC input jack...?

There is a contact switch inside that audio port that switches the built in speakers off when a jack is inserted.
This is a physical switch so the issue is hardware. I doubt there will be any software solution for it.

So your mission is to remove that broken jack. If you are uncomfortable taking a laptop apart you might consider taking it to a repair shop.

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please help,

My headfone jack (incorporated on the motherboard) is broken, and I bought a USB adaptor to conect my head fones, but it has a low quality.
I came to know that it's possible to switch the microfone jack to use it has a audio jack, but I cant figure or research how. I use windows home premium 64bits.

appreciat any RE.
tks

A:how do I switch micro jack to a audio jack

Some, but not all, have the capability to reallocate jacks. If you have RealTek, the RealTek HD Audio Manager that is located in the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound Panel is where its located (but not on all RealTek's). If you have some other on-board audio check to see if there is a simi;ar Audio Manager and the options.

If there is no jack reassignment available for your PC/motherboard you can use the rear Speaker jack for headphones. Some also have a "Line Out" and you can also use that for the headphones.

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Hello my dear fellow windows 7 users!

A few days ago, one half of the jack of my external speakers got stuck in the female jack of my PC laptop.
I am using Realtek HD audio, and I wanted to ask whether it is possible for me to somehow disable the jack and have my audio played through my normal inbuilt laptop speakers, seeing as I will be needing audio from my computer as soon as possible.

Here is a snapshot of my audio devices - and as you can see the speakers and headphones are under one device so I can't switch between the two..


Please help
Thanks alot.

A:Audio jack stuck in PC input jack...?

You will need to get the broken piece out. Sometimes a strong magnet will dislodge it. Some RealTek's have a control panel that will allow you to reassign jacks, but I don't know if that will even do you any good.

If you have one it will be located in Start/Control Panel/Hardware and Sound.

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Hey people,

Well I have this hp Pavilion zt1180 (Running Windows XP Home edition) laptop for about 5 years, its one of my most favorite laptops besides my Apple laptops, So one day I was using my hp normally and then the hp warns me that I had low battery so I check on the back of the hp and I see that the charger is conected properly so why the h*** isn't it working? so I unplug the charger from the DC Power Jack and I turned off my hp laptop and got a pen, I poked the DC Power Jack and I saw how it moved out of place (it wasn't attached to the motherboard anymore) and I could see that it was cracked (like broken).

All I just need help in is, does some one know a website that could give me step by step on how to open the laptop? Because I've tried my self removing the case and its pretty hard, or can some one here give me steps on how to remove the case and solder the new DC Power Jack onto the motherboard?

All I just want is to have my hp laptop working again, please..

Thanks!
 

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Hello my headphone jack isn?t working i have to place my headphones in a certain posture in order for it to work is there any way i can fix it? I built this pc and am willing to fix it myself or should i buy a replacement?
 

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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?

A: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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Hello,
I tripped on the cord and pulled my laptop off the table it was resting on. It fell directly on the side where the internet jack is, jamming the cable into the jack, which was afterward visibly crooked. I have had not connectivity since the incident. My brother took the laptop apart enough to physically adjust the jack so that it LOOKS corect, but that didn't help. I have an e-machines M5414 that is less than 2 years old. I called one local computer repair shop, who told me they would not be able to fix it without replacing the mother board. Do I have any other options? If not, how much would I expect to pay for a mother board? (I know VERY little about computers.)
Thank you!
 

A:Broken Internet Jack

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So I have two audio jacks on my PC - one in the front for headphones and one in the rear for speakers. When you plug the headphones into the front jack it automatically turns off the speakers in the rear.

Several months ago the tip of the plug on my headphones broke off inside the front jack. Thus, my computer thinks that I have a pair of headphones plugged in and will not play sound through the headphones.

Is there anyway to bypass the speakers on the front so that the rear speakers will play?

I've gone too long without being able to play music on my PC.

Any help would be great!
 

A:Broken Headphones Jack

Disconnect the wire that goes to the front headphones jack?
 

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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.
 

A: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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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 know this is the problem, but I have ZERO clue where to take this to be fixed. Just need some suggestions. It is an older Inspiron, but there was nothing wrong with it when it finally took its last charge.
 

A:DC Jack broken in Dell Inspiron

Preferably a laptop repair specialist I would guess. You don't want to start messing around with the electricity in a computer unless you know what you're doing. Not sure where you live, but there might be some authorized Dell service places.
 

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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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Hi

HP4335NR won't power on. Went thru a phase where wiggling the DC plug got power to the unit, but it is increasingly harder to do. And battery pack has died. It is not the power transformer.

How involved is it to replace the jack? I have read that some jacks are epoxied in, and the joint breaks. And that soldering is the correct method of connecting the power terminals.

I just looked at the HP manual online. It starts w/ removing a cover ... and completely disassembles every item before getting anywhere near the component holding the dc jack.

Is there an EASY way to get to the jack?

Is there a good tutorial w/ lotsa good pictures on the topic?
 

A:Notebook DC Jack broken on HP 4335NR?

Common problem. The replacement jacks are common on eBay, but you must really know your soldering techniques.
 

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The tip of the mini jack on my Shure headphones broke off. Is there a way to replace just that part without having to get a whole new pair? If so, where should I go to buy/? It's gold-plated shown below:
 

A:Broken mini jack on headphones

A plug like this one from Radio-Shack may work for you. The wires used in some headphone cables are very fine and you may run into problems stripping them and attaching them to the plug. The diameter of the body looks like it is larger than the original plug.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103990
 

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I have a similar problem with my HP. The internal pin has broken off. I have dismantled the notebook but can't see an easy way of replacing the jack. Has anyone done this that can assist with the steps and pitfalls?
 

A:Laptop power jack broken

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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My friends computer got dropped a while ago and the dc Jack now has stopped working altogether now. It is one of the wired ones not directly soldered to the mobo. He can't wait for a replacement. Can I just splice the wires thereby bypassing the dc Jack altogether? Someone told me that the dc Jack also works like a resistor due to the brass clip that's used inside it and that it will potentially cause damage. I haven't heard of that before and couldn't find anything on Google or here that matched as It's not part of the mobo and the bypass isn't going to interfere with anything on the mobo directly. Thanks for any help. You guys have never let me down.
 

A:Solved: dc jack broken on laptop

here's a picture I got off another site of the harness I am talking about
 

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Hello everyone

I was wondering if you guys can help me as i have broken the dc jack on my laptop, its only charging when the charger pin is in it at a certain angle and i can actually feel the jack in my laptop moving so its not the charger. I have tried looking for it over the internet but to no avail as i dont know the part number and even if i put the serial number on the website its not actually giving me the part number and maybe cause toshiba dont make them anymore :(
Now i am looking for power jack for Satellite Pro U200-199
Part Number : PLUA1E-01900JEN
Key Features
- Intel? Centrino? Duo Mobile Technology featuring Intel? Core?2 Duo Processor T7200
- Genuine Windows XP? Professional
- 100 GB Hard Disk Drive
- 1,024 (512+512) MB DDR2 RAM (533 MHz)
- 12.1" Toshiba TruBrite? WXGA TFT display
- Slim DVD Super Multi (Double Layer) drive

Any help would be greatly appreciated. ne last thing, i got some experience in hardware but not very good with soldering, would it require soldering or does it come with the wire which can be clicked into place.

Thanks

A:Satellite Pro U200 - DC jack is broken

In the past I found several threads where people have reported about the same issue but on different notebook model. Obviously some of them have done good job and repaired it alone.
To find this DC jack is not a problem.

You can find it on eBay and it is not expensive. Put in google ?DC jack U200? and you will find it.

Problem is that whole notebook must be disassembled and new DC jack soldered in the right place.
Can you do this?
I mean if you don?t have experience with this stuff don?t touch anything and ask for professional help.

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The power jack in my yoga 13 is broken. The central yellow plastic piece is missing and the pins were touching. Does this mean I'll have also shorted the motherboard? Can I test for that? Peace, kowalski

A:Yoga 13 broken power jack

If it's in any kind of warranty, send it in.
 
Otherwise, if you're comfortable working on a computer, the replacement part seems to be readily available and inexpensive. I'd start with replacing the jack and THEN seeing if it'll boot. 

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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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Hello,

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?

P.S
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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hi 
im using dell inspiron 15-3521 whenever i connect earphone/headphone to my laptops jack only the left side of the speaker work right side has no sound (inbult laptop speaker works fine).my friend asked me to download (0005-Win7_Win8_Win81_Win10_R279) driver from realtek web site and  I installed it and the problem was solved and this was about 6 to 7 months back
but now im facing the same problem i did the same what i did last time  i downloded and re installed the driver but of no use the problem still presists.
so plz guide me what to do to solve the problem.
thank you umesh.

A:audio problem when earphone/head phone is connected to 3.5mm audio jack

Test by switching between the Realtek audio driver and the Windows native audio driver.
1. Open the Device Manager (find it in the Control Panel, or type devmgmt.msc into the search box).2. Expand the "Sound, video & game controllers" and right click on "Realtek High Definition Audio".3. Select to "Update Driver Software".4. Click on "Browse my computer for driver software".5. Click "Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer".6. Put a check in the box "Show compatible hardware" if not already checked.7. In the list of devices, click "High Definition Audio" (the native driver).8. Click "Next".9. On the Update Driver Warning box, click "Yes" (install the driver). 10. Restart the laptop if prompted. If not prompted, then no need to restart.[To get back to the Realtek driver, do it again but reverse the names in steps 2 and 7.]
If it still does not work correctly when the native driver is installed, then the hardware in the headphone jack has failed.
But if the same problem is there with the native driver then you should install a different version of the Realtek driver. I might be able to direct you to one but would need to know which operating system you are using.

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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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Hello
I have XPS 9560.
I am not happy with how Maxx Audio amplifies my speakers - it seems to overamplify them and then they resonate with the chasis, producing an annoying distortion every time I watch a movie or a tv show. I turned off Maxx Audio profile and it didn't help.
I then disabled Maxx Audio service and service application in startup, and the sound is now good, however, now when I plug in my speakers into the headphone jack, the audio is no longer routed, and the laptop always outputs  audio through internal speakers. Also, that annoying audio switching popup no longer shows up.
So - how to disable Maxx Audio, while keeping audio routing functional?
PS. I would appreciate not to be asked questions like is my Windows updated, are my drivers up to date etc. Support engineers should already be aware of this problem given how well documented it is.

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want to send audio to computer audio system - need diagram for (4 ring ??) jack plug circuit

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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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My S510p's headphone jack is damaged due to physical impact as depicted in the photo below, now the headphone plug keeps falling out (I have to hold it in place for it to work properly).  What do I do? Is the headphone jack on the main board in this model? Can it be repaired?  ?

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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 use an Acer Aspire 5101 laptop (usually with the battery in and plugged in with the cable) and a few days ago I noticed that moving the laptop would sometimes cause the LED light to switch off implying no power was coming in from the cable. Much of the time it stays on, but occasionally if moved it will flicker off again until I move the laptop to a better position. Sometimes it will even come on again and then flicker off without me moving it.

I have read about similar problems but have always heard that it is the actual DC jack that is the problem. I am wondering if this is the case with me, as with my laptop the actual jack and pin look absolutely perfect, are not loose, and sometimes just moving the cable near the plug slightly (while keeping the plug itself absolutely stationary) will cause the light to flicker off.

Is there any way I could just have wrecked my cable a bit and should buy a replacement? I don't know of a similar cable I could use to test this out, as my friend has a different Acer model and her adapter says 100-240V (1.5A) whereas mine says 100-240V (1.6A) and I don't want to risk causing any problems.

If not, is there any way to tell just by looking or feeling if the actual DC jack itself is the cause of this?

Thanks so much,
Tash
 

A:Laptop - broken power cable, or DC jack?

I had a similar problem with an IBM thinkpad, unfortunately it was in the internal pin which meant a new motherboard. bleah.

buy a new cable and see if it stops. Cables can take some wear at the back because they tend to get bent a lot near the back of the laptop. Hopefully its the cable (cheap fix) and not internal (expensive fix). Good luck!
 

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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 am using a Logitech 2.1 mini jack audio system. Audio sounds quite bad. It's like sometimes it's out of phase and sometimes sounds like it's being dithered.
Windows 10 is running without audio enhancements. Audio is from any source. AIMP, FIrefox/YouTube, Pot Player.
I have up/downgraded audio drivers and problem remains.
Any suggestions to fix the problem are welcome.

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