Normally Windows 8 redirects audio output to my headphone jack when a cable is plugged in. But as of a few days ago, it no longer does this. How can I restore this functionality?
My audio devices
(no unrecognized devices)
You can't select it as the default device because it doesn't consider it to be plugged in.
I found a solution if you use windows 8 and you plug in your earphones/headphones and you cannot hear anything, but the speakers work. Go to the loud speaker icon at the bottom right and right click it.then click sound manager. go to the advanced tab then click jack information. click the picture of the audio jack hole and then click headphones. then click ok. Your sound should work now through your earphones/headphones.