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Headset not working, front ports not working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by frozencube, May 31, 2009.

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  1. frozencube

    frozencube Thread Starter

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    Hey
    Today i just bought some ear phones, with a connected mouth piece. Problem is that my two front ports are dodgy for the microphone and headphones. So if i put the jacks from my headset into the back, i have to take out my speaker input.. Is there any way i can have the speakers in, and the headset and revert back to each without going at the back and changing them? Any help appreciated
    Thanks
     
  2. longuriel

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    First, its possible inside your computer case, there is just a loose cable that is causing the problem with the front jacks on your computer. Check inside, right behind where the earphone jack is for a cord running to somewhere on your motherboard or Sound card.

    If that dosn't work,
    Do you have a CD/DVD player with a earphone jack and have you tried that?
    Assuming its the port that is bad itself and not just loose, you could check in at radio shack, bestbuy, or newegg.com for a cord that splits the output. If you get lucky you might find one with a chanel select that will allow you to swap which recieves the output.


    The other option, from radio shack I got a Bluetooth USB adapter for $20 and a good pair of BT earphones, again purchased online for cheap (I recommend samsung BT500 earphones).

    Another alternative, my speakers have a earphone jack in them as well (the computer speakers, as well as the reciever I currently have my sound card plugged into).

    If you have a quality home theater set up, for $80 on new egg you can pick up a good soundcard with optical, Coax, and AV out which you plug into your home entertainment center that again will allow you to use headphones.


    Good Luck
     
  3. KraZi

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    ait.. i opened my case and tried 2 connect the cords. Nothing has changed, the front ports are still faulty. I dont want to buy another headset as this is just new and they are awesome. Are there any adaptors i can put from a usb port that has a mic in jack and a speaker in jack?
     
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