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Solved: Front Panel Audio Ports Not Working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JonnyFB421, Nov 22, 2009.

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  1. JonnyFB421

    JonnyFB421 Thread Starter

    Nov 19, 2009

    I have had this computer for over a year, when I initially got it I noticed the two audio ports on the front of the tower were not working. I double checked to see if it was plugged in on the mother board in the right spot, it was. I decided to just leave it before anything else broke, but after a year I love my computer less and am willing to take the risk ;).

    When I plug it into speakers into the front audio jacks (There are two) Realtek HD Audio does not give the message "A Jack Has Been Plugged In". The back ports work fine for the record.


    Windows XP SP3

    Motherboard: MSI 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition

    Realtek HD Audio Manager:
    Driver Version
    Audio Codec ALC888.

    If you need any other information please let me know as soon as possible.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. JonnyFB421

    JonnyFB421 Thread Starter

    Nov 19, 2009
    Well I got it working after much forum searching!

    "Had same problem but problem isn't the chip.
    In Realtec Audio Manager, if you hover over the pink and green icons for the front panel you'll probably see they're both set up for speakers or headphones.
    To solve you first need to unplug the microphone.
    Then click on the 'folder' icon, which is just to the right of where it says 'ANALOG'.
    Then make sure you enable fron't panel jack detection and enable the auto pop-up dialog.
    Then plug the mic in, and when the pop-up asks tell it that you've plugged in the Mic.
    Suggest you disable the front panel detection and the auto pop-up afterwards as it's a right pain.
    You can get a similar end result if you use the 'Connector Retasking' facility - just right click on the pink or green socket icon.
    Hope this helps someone.

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