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Darquestarr
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Drivers for front panel audio jacks

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I recently upgraded my HP Pavilion a1430n Desktop from Windows XP to Windows 7.  In doing so, the front panel headphone and line-in jacks no longer work.  Tried upgrading the RealTek HD soundcard drivers to no avail.  Looked for drivers on the HP site but my computer is considered "retired" so there are no drivers available.  Are there any workarounds for this issue or trust-worthy legacy driver sites?  Thanks, in advance.    

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Just curious, but have you tried the audio ports on the back panel?

Is this the Realtek driver you tried?  Version 2.75

https://realtek-hd-audio-drivers-vista.en.softonic.com/

 


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The rear ports work fine.  The driver I used seems to be Version 2.79.

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If the rear jacks work properky, then it is not a driver problem.  If you have been workoing inside the case, perhaps the header for the front jacks came loose or came off.  The audio header is located along the lower edge of the motherboard with the USB headers.  See the motherboard layout on this page

http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00647121


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The front audio connector was untouched.  However, I did open the case and check whether it was connected or not.  Seems to be a Windows 7 issue.  Everything worked fine in XP.  There's a Windows Update for Realtek HD but it fails every time I attempt to install it. 

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I did some more checking and there is a setting in the Realtek Audio Manager where the front panel jacks can be enabled or disabled.  Find the Realtek Audio Manager and check those settings.  The are some videos on YouTube that show how to do that.  Search for front audio jacks not working.


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Thank you, sir.  I will try that>

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Please refer the below document for further help

 

http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01695367

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