On my laptop under windows 10, when I plug my earphones for the 1st time it works fine. When I unplug the jack, sound comes back through built-in speakers, still normal. But when I re-plug the jack, I get no audio. Both plugged earphones and built-in speakers remain silents.

If I reboot I can have sound back through plugged earphones.

Restarting AudioSrv is not working.

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Turns out it was a driver/manager issue. I found out by running the windows troubleshoot tool and reinstalling drivers. Now I have the Realtek HD Audio Manager appearing in notification area and handling plug/unplug events smoothly.

I did have the Realtek driver before but maybe outdated, I did not have the Realtek manager running though.

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