Headphone jack not receiving audio

July 3, 2010 at 16:51:03
Specs: Windows 7
I've been watching the Playback devices in the sound control panel and I'm rather confused why this is happening. Essentially, if I am listening to music (or anything for that matter), and I plug in headphones, the computer acknowledges that headphones are plugged in, but keeps the sound going to the previous device. Once I stop the music, then restart it, the sound will go to the headphones. If I unplug the headphones, the sound does not go back to the speakers until whatever program outputting sound restarts.

Any ideas on this one?

Edit: I should specify. It seems to only route the audio to another device once the program itself is restarted.


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#1
July 4, 2010 at 07:07:28
1- did your pc come with windows 7 or is it an uprade?
2- why not list your specs so we can help you?

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#2
July 4, 2010 at 11:20:54
Built it myself, so it's running Windows 7 Home, not an upgrade. This is the first and only OS ever thrown onto this one.

Motherboard is a Biostar TP45E, the headphone jack built into the case connects to the first USB connector on the board. The main sound card is an ancient handmedown PCI SB Audigy. The issue seems to only exist when speakers are connected to that card, not to the motherboard. I'd like to stress that it worked fine about 4 days ago, which is the last time I recall using headphones.

When speakers are connected to the motherboard directly, however, I am getting sound interference with the hard drive, thus the addition of a sound card.

More random specs: Celeron E3300, 2GB DDR3 memory, GeForce 9400 GT, 2TB HDD.


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#3
July 4, 2010 at 13:35:52
if your version of windows is not activated it will stop working on a steady basis.

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#4
July 4, 2010 at 13:49:58
It is activated.

It's not Windows 7 not working, it's simply an issue with it not routing the sound to the correct device. It works correctly when using the speaker input on the motherboard, but is ignoring headphones when sound is routed to a different device.


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