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March 27, 2007 4:05:49 AM

I'm trying to use my headphone on the AC97 front panel jack, but it's not working, suprisingly when i unjack the headphone , a popup states that a jack has been unplugged.. meaning that the front panel should be connected internally.

On the Realtek manager I have clicked on the "AC97 front panel support", but still no dice.

Anyone have the same problem and how to rectify it?
April 25, 2007 2:40:20 PM

I've got the same problem and I haven't solved it yet. It was workiing but I did a a BIOS update for my Samsung Optical drives, loaded a bunch of codecs (CCCP, realtek lite) and software. After that my front speaker/headphone jack stopped working, rear one is fine. I've tried unistalling codecs/software and reinstalling still no dice. If you come up with a solution it would be most appreciated. If I come up with anything I will post it.


Tom
April 29, 2007 1:01:02 AM

Yes, I am officially a dummy and a tech support guy's worst enemy (this coming from a former tech support guy). On page 81 (second to last page) of the manual. It mentions AC 97 Audio configuration. It says to select the Audio I/O tab and press the tool icon in the Analog area. In the next box, select the disable front panel jack detection check box.

This fixed the problem for me.

Tom
You get senile when you get older, for me that started at thirty and has been getting worse ever since.
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December 10, 2008 12:22:18 AM

The problem I'm having is similar. I'm not getting sound thru the front panel. I'm familiar with the "disable front panel jack detection", however I don't have that option. The only option I have is, "Mute real panel output when front headphone plugged in". I had this problem before and researched and found the answer and thought I would remember the solution. I thought I disabled the equilizer in the "Sound Effects" tab but thats not working. Any ideas?
December 21, 2008 7:13:50 AM

I am having a similar problem.

I have a Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 v2.0 motherboard. The front panel audio was working fine, until some day it just didn't. I did a bit of research, and I found that I have to disable the 'automatic plug detection' thing, and then things worked, the Front panel audio now had sound. I have the Realtek HD audio, onboard.

now, this is the weird part. for some reason my output gets redirected to the mic as well. and it's way louder if i plug in my headphones/mic (combo set) via the back inputs.

I went through and verified that the front audio panel pins were in fact plugged into the correct pins on the motherboard, i read the manual and tracked each pin. it seems to be correct.

So yeah, it's a bit annoying. anyone find this? I went to Gigabytes site and downloaded and installed just about every driver they had.

thanks.
June 11, 2009 1:27:38 PM

To - Realtek HD Audie Manager

- Audio On / Off

- Connector Setting

- Select Disable front panel jack detection...

That should do the trick... It worked for me...

Cheers,

Gab.
June 13, 2009 9:00:31 PM

That's what I did, but I get a ton of channel "jumping" or w/e it's called... Where people listening to my microphone can hear my speakers across electronics (I don't have speakers, only headphones)
August 3, 2009 5:21:09 AM

hi.... had the same problem. found the solution on some forum -

Go to realtek manager in control panel. Click on audio i/o tab on the top. click on the setting button next to analog. There, tick "Disable Front Panel Jack Detection". Once you tick on that option, your front jack should start working. Another thing, my computer does not detect the headphone when I plug it in the front jack, it just works.

Hope it helps you as it helped me.
November 1, 2009 1:47:40 PM

Ive tryed all the above and that doesn't fix the problem the isuue i'm having is the front panel jacks on the control panel for realtek aren't even highlighted as available i've tryed everything i just updated to windows 7 from vista and it worked before that now it doesn't
November 2, 2009 12:48:01 AM

Thanks for the pic, Tomaso1z. Was having similar problem before, but it's all fixed now =)
December 15, 2009 4:57:12 PM

props for neo_navy and tomaso1z
December 24, 2009 6:26:14 AM

note - i Forgot this is the XP version go to the audio directory for other os. It is Realteks own version
January 8, 2010 8:10:21 AM







Any idea why I would be missing that?

EDIT : Also if you could direct me to the apparently inherent karaoke in windows 7 I would love that.
January 8, 2010 6:56:09 PM

yesrohit said:
hi.... had the same problem. found the solution on some forum -

Go to realtek manager in control panel. Click on audio i/o tab on the top. click on the setting button next to analog. There, tick "Disable Front Panel Jack Detection". Once you tick on that option, your front jack should start working. Another thing, my computer does not detect the headphone when I plug it in the front jack, it just works.

Hope it helps you as it helped me.



Thanks Buddy.
You really helped me a lot.
I was struggling for this since I bought this PC.
It was working perfect in Ubuntu, but not in XP.
Within a single min. it was working.
:p 
Thanks once again.
Anonymous
January 17, 2010 12:52:15 AM

THanks guys... Me too had the same problem.... it solved by following the same procedure.....
January 17, 2010 7:11:02 AM

yesrohit said:
hi.... had the same problem. found the solution on some forum -

Go to realtek manager in control panel. Click on audio i/o tab on the top. click on the setting button next to analog. There, tick "Disable Front Panel Jack Detection". Once you tick on that option, your front jack should start working. Another thing, my computer does not detect the headphone when I plug it in the front jack, it just works.

Hope it helps you as it helped me.


i done it also on my pc.. just select the analog and it would work. :hello: 
Anonymous
January 22, 2010 2:12:24 PM

thanks neo i have the same problem with my new motherboard & i was worried , but now it starts working ......... Thanks Again
February 18, 2010 3:48:19 AM

fleng said:
I'm trying to use my headphone on the AC97 front panel jack, but it's not working, suprisingly when i unjack the headphone , a popup states that a jack has been unplugged.. meaning that the front panel should be connected internally.

On the Realtek manager I have clicked on the "AC97 front panel support", but still no dice.

Anyone have the same problem and how to rectify it?

March 9, 2010 3:44:30 AM

Wow...i just cant find an answer for my problem :pfff: 




i have a razer carcharias headset ive had it for a few months now and just 2 hours ago the microphone jack WOULD NOT PICK UP SOUND AT ALL. D: i tried going to realtek HD audio manager- no dice. :cry:  i need help D:
March 9, 2010 3:46:54 AM

oh and also, when i unplug the microphone it says "a jack has been unplugged" and when i plug it back in "a jack has been plugged in" but it wont make any sound when i talk into it like in L4d2 for instance. ive tried boosting it and going and turning up the line in mic in volume but still nothing {Windows XP}
March 10, 2010 2:31:59 PM

If you have windows 7 and integrated motherboard audio, you might benefit from an easy fix that doesn't make your computer stop recognizing when things are plugged in or not, as is the case when you tick the box marked "Disable Front Panel Jack Detection" .

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate, which I installed less than a month ago, on a Gigabyte X58a-UDR3 mobo with the Realtek HD Audio. My sound worked perfectly on my front jacks and on the back mobo sound inputs until a few days ago, when it stopped working completely with absolutely no changes made by me to my computer's hardware or software. My computer would tell me that I was plugging headphones or speakers into the jacks, or unplugging them, but would not push any sound through.

Now, if your audio is built into your mobo like mine, you might be able to do what I did. What I finally did to fix the problem was to go to Device Manager and open the Sound, video and game controllers submenu. You should see a Realtek sound device, or maybe two if you've got both HD and AC'97. For both of these, double-click the device name, click the driver tab, and click the rollback driver button. Then, click the update driver button. Click the first choice, labelled something like "Search Automatically for Driver Software" (Sorry, don't know the exact name as I'm at a public computer right now and can't access that stuff). Windows 7 will automatically install the right drivers for the sound devices, and you should be good to hook.
Anonymous
March 14, 2010 4:28:17 PM

neo_navy said:
To - Realtek HD Audie Manager

- Audio On / Off

- Connector Setting

- Select Disable front panel jack detection...

That should do the trick... It worked for me...

Cheers,

Gab.



Thank you sooooooooo much for this advice. I was having the same problem and I tried exactly what you said. It worked. My sounds are Great!!!! =)


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March 29, 2010 2:31:01 PM

johershey said:
Ive tryed all the above and that doesn't fix the problem the isuue i'm having is the front panel jacks on the control panel for realtek aren't even highlighted as available i've tryed everything i just updated to windows 7 from vista and it worked before that now it doesn't

I had the same problem until I downloaded a Windows 7 driver for the Realtek Audio Manager. My mobo is a gigabyte model GA-EG45M-UD2H with an LGA775 socket. I downloaded from the Gigabyte web site www.gigabyte.us. Unless you see the same sound manager photo as the one shown in this thread, then try the download. Otherwise the techie solution will work.
Anonymous
April 12, 2010 5:15:23 PM

go to your taskbar, select the sound thing (you know the lil' speaker thing) the master volume pop up will pop up...go to options and select properties another pop up should pop up over here theres a drop down menu called mixer device, choose "Realtek (etc etc) input" check if Front Mic is selected in "Show the following volume controls box:" box. if its not, then check it then click ok, the master volume should now display the volume settings for your front mic panel, chances are, either the Line In or Front Mic is on mute, unmute them if thats the case, TA-DA!
May 2, 2010 3:41:36 PM

I had the same problem, tryed to disable front panel detection but it didn't work! What you have to do is:
* Go to the Mixer tab;
* Press the properties button on the Playback part (the top one);
* Check that "Enable playback multi-streaming" is disabled (no cross in the box);
* And press Ok!

It should now be working!
May 7, 2010 4:52:59 PM

I installed Hd audio drivers and i just noticed that i can only get my speakers to work by letting my realtek HD audio manager think my rear speaker port is my front speaker port. This is happening on top of my original problem which has been the fact that i cannnot seem to get my front mic or headphone jack to work. System seems to think my headphone jack is my mic jack and vice versa. Not always but almost every time i plug something in this happens. It also looks like im constantly connecting and disconnecting both of these devices
May 13, 2010 11:18:45 PM

yesrohit said:
hi.... had the same problem. found the solution on some forum -

Go to realtek manager in control panel. Click on audio i/o tab on the top. click on the setting button next to analog. There, tick "Disable Front Panel Jack Detection". Once you tick on that option, your front jack should start working. Another thing, my computer does not detect the headphone when I plug it in the front jack, it just works.

Hope it helps you as it helped me.

i do not have realtek in my control panel
Anonymous
May 17, 2010 3:55:23 PM

cathy53 said:
i do not have realtek in my control panel



i think windows got prolem with this. bec my machine all sound are all ok both front and rear if i use win XP sp2. but when i use win vista if i use the front audio the rear will not work and also when i use rear audio the front will not work.. and now i use win 7 my audio working only at the rear.. also i assembled two another pc i put win 7 also there is no audio at front panel.
May 27, 2010 6:08:58 AM

cathy53 said:
i do not have realtek in my control panel


my front panel wasnt working so I just rolled back the driver and now it is working.
It seems the more they try to fix things the more they mess it up.
June 9, 2010 1:35:52 PM

pandar314 said:
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd41/brysonator/asd/what.png?t=1262945266


Any idea why I would be missing that?

EDIT : Also if you could direct me to the apparently inherent karaoke in windows 7 I would love that.


Enter BIOS Setup Utility. Enter Advanced Settings, and then select
Chipset Configuration. Set the Front Panel Control option from
[Auto] to [Enabled]. that should do it...
June 9, 2010 1:48:19 PM

after changing the settings in the BIOS setup, the "folder" on your audio manager should reappear. that is when you can enable the multi-streaming.
June 19, 2010 7:30:32 AM

I went to bios to chipset configuration as you said , at south bridge chipset configuration but the front panel had me choose between AC97 and HD AUDIO. I set it to AC97 and when i boot the speakers were enabled as a default device, but still no sound and the folder does not apper at the realtek hd audio manager, Any ideas? Thank you
June 21, 2010 12:44:01 AM

Hey guys my audio manager seems different from all urs. i could not find the disable front panel detection. the only option i have is mute rear panel output. So what should i do? ty
Anonymous
June 21, 2010 2:58:24 AM

kabo35 said:
I had the same problem, tryed to disable front panel detection but it didn't work! What you have to do is:
* Go to the Mixer tab;
* Press the properties button on the Playback part (the top one);
* Check that "Enable playback multi-streaming" is disabled (no cross in the box);
* And press Ok!

It should now be working!



I have the same problem, i disable the front panel detection but didn't work. I try to follow your instruction but i can't find the Mixer tab. Where is the mixer tab you mentioned about?
July 4, 2010 1:30:04 PM

ExTechie said:
I've got the same problem and I haven't solved it yet. It was workiing but I did a a BIOS update for my Samsung Optical drives, loaded a bunch of codecs (CCCP, realtek lite) and software. After that my front speaker/headphone jack stopped working, rear one is fine. I've tried unistalling codecs/software and reinstalling still no dice. If you come up with a solution it would be most appreciated. If I come up with anything I will post it.


Tom

Hey, thanks!!! Your way solve my problem too !!! :) 
Anonymous
July 10, 2010 6:12:07 PM

I'm not sure why this works, but it's worked for me twice now.
Go into Device Manager and uninstall all drivers for your Realtek sound device. To get to Device Manager, right click on my computer, and go to hardware then click on Device Manager. If you're in Windows 7, right click on Computer and on the left side panel you'll see device manager. Now, while in there, click on the sound arrow and click on the Realtek sound device. Right click on Realtek sound device and click uninstall. If it asks you whether you want to uninstall the driver too, click yes.
Now immediately after that, plug your headphones into you headphone jack and restart the computer. You have to do this immediately afterwards or else it'll reinstall the drivers. When your computer restarts it should take a bit at the beginning and it'll reinstall the drivers. Your front panel should be working now.
July 10, 2010 11:05:57 PM

After three and a half years it's about time this thread received the padlock of doom.
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