I have DELL Inspiron N5110 laptop. Using windows 8. Recently I got an issue:

The problem is, when I insert headphones and microphone into laptop, I get only microphone inserted notification. Laptop detects microphone

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But no headphones. In fact, It mutes sound from it's speakers. But no sound from headphones too:

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I tested headphones separately: they're working well.

I also, reinstalled windows default sound drivers and IDT High Definition Audio drivers several times. No success! The final decision is: There is no sound from headphone jack in laptop. Any suggestions?

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    Did you try the latest Windows 8 audio driver from Dell? Nov 9 '12 at 16:55
  • @techie007 no. downloading. thx for advise. will notify you about result
    – Tural Ali
    Nov 9 '12 at 16:57
  • @techie007 Yes totally fixed my problem. Please convert this comment into answer so I can select it, sensei!]
    – Tural Ali
    Nov 9 '12 at 17:23
  • This problem can also be caused by an external monitor installing a playback device (often when the monitor does not even have in-built speakers!). Ensure when you view the Playback tab that Disabled and Disconnected devices are displayed. Disable any monitor-related playback devices.
    – AlainD
    Nov 23 '20 at 16:51

Go grab the latest Windows 8 Audio driver from Dell's support site for your notebook model and give that a shot. :)

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