I recently purchased an ASUS N53SM-SX138V and have been having some issues with the Realtek audio chip on Windows, yet it works fine on Linux (Lubuntu).
The issue I'm having is that when I plug in headphones or speakers to the output jack, I get no audio throughput, yet it still disables the internal speakers (as it should). There is still sound being outputted according to the Windows Audio Mixer, but nothing's coming through.
I have reinstalled twice and installed the most recent drivers, tried the good-ol' "ForceDisableJD" registry hack, and still nothing.
Has anyone come across this before or know how to fix it? Or an I at the mercy of Realtek's crappy drivers?