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02-05-2012 11:06 AM
Hi everyone, Ive started this because I have a major problem with my pavilion tx2000. it is not outputting any sound from the front headphone jacks, it was working okay on windows 7 64 bit but one good day without any aparent reason it stopped working I mean, I used to plug my headphones and immediatly the laptop speakers shout and I coud hear music from any of the two front headphone jacks but one day I did it and the speaker didnt shout and I couldnt hear anything from the headphones, assuming that the headphones were the problem I plugged another headphones that I knew were working fine with the same result.
I was using windows 7 default drivers then I updated the drivers from the official realtek site (I thnk version R267) with no effect, then I installed linux and plugged the headphones, to my surprise audio were outputting from both, the laptop speakers and the headphones, after some configurations I managed linux to output audio only from the headphones but I have to change it manually if I wanted the laptop speakers to work, I then reinstalled windows 7 64 with the updated driivers from realtek, to my surprise realtek audio manager will pop up a message saying "you just plugged and audio device" BUT ONLY IF I PLUG SOMETHING TO THE MICROPHONE JACK!!!!! otherwise it won´t say anything even if I plug my headphones to any of the both headphone jacks, my assumption is that somehow the headphone jacks lost its sensibility and are not detectng the headphones and as so they wont route the audio signal through them, also Ive read on forums that I could change something in the realtek audio manager as "disable front audio jacks" or something but i can´t see that option anywhere in any of the various versions of drivers I´ve tried on the various OSes Ive tried, Also in some point I did notice a red ligth coming out from the first headphone jack, I assumed it was spidf signal or something.
What im thiking is that this is hardware related, that somehow the jacks lost sensibility and cant detect my headphones, the question here is this: I dont mind routing the audio from the laptop speaker to the headphone jacks manually (I mean with some script or something), but is there any way to do so In windows, In linux I could but in windows I just cant seem too get it to work without windows detecting my headphones automatically, or do I have to change the whole front panel in my laptop, it is offcourse out of warranty and I don´t want to keep spending money on this as this is quite an old machine wich Ive invested way too much.
THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE.
HP Pavilion TX2000 (tx2032la)
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
NO sound from front headphone jacks.
No hardware changes made.