Laptop doesn't realise headphones are unplugged (static issue?)

Cephas

TS Booster
Hi there,

My sound comes through my laptop speakers just fine, and when I plug in headphones, they work great too!

However, when I unplug my headphones (or earphones) from the jack, no sound returns to the speakers until after a restart!

This is a problem I seem to remember having about a decade ago with a different laptop, by just plugging and unplugging the headphones a few times, so I tried that...

It DOES work - but only after about 30 seconds of 'teasing' it until it realises there're no headphones plugged in! I can only assume it's some sort of static issue?

All drivers are up to date as far as I know.

Any advice to help?

Thanks!