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HELP, i need my music! faulty headphone jack

By ahsum
Dec 26, 2004
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  1. I have had an advent PC for just over a year now and it has never given me any problems until now. The PC has 2 headphone jacks, one at the back and an extra easy acces one at the front. As well as having some desktop speakers attached to the rear jack, I often use the front jack to connect headphones or my hi-fi. Recently i realised that the front jack was not funtioning properly and sound was only coming from one side of my headphones. Today, i tried listening to some music from my ordinary speakers and it plays very quietly. I know that the front jack is prioritised over the rear one and am certain that the problem lies here. Is there some way of disabling a headphone jack, and would it work if i just removed it.

    Please help
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    I doubt the jack would work any better if you removed it.. :p
  3. ahsum

    ahsum TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no i mean will the back one work if i removed the front one
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    The back one should work no matter what..
  5. ahsum

    ahsum TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thats the problem, the back one thinks the front ones occupied so doesnt work properly.
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Well, open up your computer and unplug the wires running to the front jack.
  7. ahsum

    ahsum TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i unplugged the wire and now no sound comes out at all, are there some settings that may need altering?
  8. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Are you sure the front jack and the back jack are the same? Are they the same colour?
  9. ahsum

    ahsum TS Rookie Topic Starter

    they r both green headphone (line out) jacks
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