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Headphones won't work

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by VaCcAr0, 2017/08/30.

  1. 2017/08/30
    VaCcAr0

    VaCcAr0 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    My computer won't recognize any headphones when I plug them in. The sound just continues to play out of the speakers.

    It was working fine before. But all of a sudden, this happened.
     
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    Bill

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    You may need to visually inspect the headphone jack from the inside to make sure none of the contact prongs has not broke, or bent out of shape.
     
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    VaCcAr0

    VaCcAr0 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Well, I tried something. I went to "services" and set Waves MaxAudio that I disabled before and set it to "Automatic". I think it was set to "manual" originally.

    Not sure why it was working fine on disabled for a few days and decided to not work all of a sudden. But whatevs, it's working now.
     
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    Great to see you are "hearing" again. There had to be some small trick to it. ;)
     
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    VaCcAr0

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    Actually. It stopped working again. I went ahead and set it to "manual" and restarted and it works okay now. But it probably won't last for long..

    It seems like whenever I change the setting whether disabled, manual, or automatic it will fix the problem but only temporarily. I have no idea why it would work for just a short time period. But there has to be a permanent fix to this. I don't want to have to keep rebooting the computer every time I want to use my headphones, granted with an SSD it doesn't take too long, but still annoying.
     

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