Windows 10: Speakers playing when headphones are plugged in

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  1.    07 Nov 2017 #31

    txstoby said: View Post
    I downloaded Windows 10 and later drivers. I then extracted them. But now I do not know how to install. I am sorry that I am such a newbie.
    Go to Device manager, choose Realtek driver, update driver and point it to folder you extracted drivers to. It should install them automatically.
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  2.    07 Nov 2017 #32

    Ok I did all of that and restarted. I still have no headphone sound. I plugged in the jack but no sound, only from the speakers.
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  3.    07 Nov 2017 #33

    You should have something like the image below Device manger

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  4.    07 Nov 2017 #34

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  5.    07 Nov 2017 #35

    Ok I got the headphones to show up in device manager, but even when connected they show to be unplugged. So no sound.
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    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1803
       07 Nov 2017 #36

    txstoby when your headset was working did it use the Realtek drivers? or have you got a USB headset ? Whichever try going to control panel/sound and see what options you have. If it shows your headset there then select it as the default device. If that works then when you unplug the headset the speakers should take over.
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  7.    07 Nov 2017 #37

    In control panel in playback, it only shows the speakers and does not show the headphones. In recording, it shows some grayed out headphones with a red check. I do not have any options.
    When I use the troubleshooting tool, it shows no problems with the jack plugged in. What good is a troubling shooting tool if it does not at least show that there is no sound from the headphones.
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  •    08 Nov 2017 #38

    Here's what you need to do;
    Plug in your headphones
    Right-click the speaker icon in the system tray and go to 'Sounds'
    In the playback tab, right-click the default speakers and select show disabled devices and show disconnected devices. Your headphones should now appear here.

    My headphones are plugged in.
    I have right-clicked the speaker icon in the system tray and went to 'Sounds'
    In the playback tab, I right-clicked the default speakers and selected show disabled devices and show disconnected devices. The headphones do not show up.
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  •    08 Nov 2017 #39

    Is my best bet to uninstall any driver associated with the sound system then reinstall a new driver? If so can anyone tell me step by step how to uninstall the current drivers?
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  •    08 Nov 2017 #40

    Can the female jack be bad? Can you repair the jack?
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