Realtek HD Audio Manager in Windows 7 disables the front input and output jacks.

We recently purchased a new computer with Windows 7.  The sound manager, Realtek HD Audio Manager, disables the front input and output jacks.  It does not actually recognise the front jacks when you insert the headphones or microphone (which it does for the rear jacks).   I have tried to reinstall it but the same thing happens. I am getting desperate.
 

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Last updated December 13, 2019 Views 94,557 Applies to:
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Open Realtek HD audio manager.

In the top right corner is a small folder icon, moused over tool tip says "Connector Settings". Left click this opens a dialogue box.

Issue seems to be with the first line "Disable front panel jack detection".

For me, this box was unchecked. Checking it restored front panel function.

Seems counter intuitive, but it worked for me.

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Hi,

 

That seems to be a common issue with Realtek Audio Manager, Refer to the steps below to enable the front jacks.

1. Go to realtek manager in control panel.

2. Click on audio input/output tab on the top.

3. Click on the setting button next to analog.

4. There, remove  the checkmark from  "Disable Front Panel Jack Detection". Once you tick on that option, your front jack should start working.  (Refer to the screenshot below)

 

Here is the link for Realtek tech support:

http://www.realtek.com.tw/contact/contactView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=1&PFid=1&Level=1&Conn=0

 

Hope this helps.




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