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Sound is coming from Speakers and Headphones

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Phase, Nov 22, 2009.

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  1. Phase

    Phase Thread Starter

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    I've googled and googled and everything I've tried I either don't have the options or it didn't work. The issue is whenever I plug in my headset.. both my laptop's speakers and mic work.. as well as my headset's speakers and mic. I'm plugging the headset into the audio and mic jacks on the laptop.

    My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5570-2052 (Came with Vista, I installed XP Home)

    Under the Device Manager's Sound, video, and game controllers list I have:
    Audio Codecs
    Legacy Audio Drivers
    Legacy Video Capture Devices
    Media Control Devices
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Video Codecs

    I also have Realtek HD Audio Manager installed.

    What I want to happen is when I plug in my headphone's mic and speaker jacks the laptop's mic/speaker turns off. I've tried messing with all kinds of stuff with no luck at all.
     
  2. etaf

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    The speakers are often turned off by a physical switch within the headphone socket - as you push the jack into the socket it physical moves a switch - shoulds like this is not the case on the acer

    have you tried a different plug, if possible, maybe from a different set of headphones, - see if a different type of plug works.
     
  3. Phase

    Phase Thread Starter

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    Ah sorry I forgot to mention.. I've tried different headphones as well, and I don't think it's the physical switch because it worked properly on Vista, and works on Linux (I dual boot)
     
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    You've done your homework, I will give you that. Strange that it should do that though, I thought it always kicked in automatically.

    You've probably already been through this, but the Realtek Sound Manager > Audio I/O tab, should have a little spanner icon near your analog settings. Check to make sure that the 'Mute rear panel output when front headphone plugged in' check box is ticked.

    Other than that, it's got me stumped.
     
  5. Phase

    Phase Thread Starter

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    That was one of the things I've seen repeated a few times, but I don't have that option. Here's what I do have:

    [​IMG]

    And that option is referring to this:
    Whenever I plug in a headset jack.. this pops up:
    [​IMG]

    I forget which item did it but one of the items only made the sound come out of the speakers, and not the headphone.. but the rest had the same effect as my current issue.
     
  6. etaf

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    So the headphones disable the speakers on Vista and Linux
    But you have installed XP , and it does not switch off the speakers now

    however, you dual boot
    and it works OK on Linux - But not on XP

    is this correct ?
     
  7. Phase

    Phase Thread Starter

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    Correct.
     
  8. Phase

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    Sorry for the bump, but does anyone else have any ideas?
     
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