Hi, well i recently bought a new laptop. It's been working fine, no problems. But as i've just noticed recently when plugging in headphones or a lineout the sound on the laptop speakers remains on but the line out sound still works okay. I've tried fiddling with the sound settings but to no avail, so i tried updating the drivers realising the ones i had were really old, now i've tried all the drivers up to the latest release, 1.66 i think, and none of these work. With the new drivers the sound stops working altogether, but i do get the option to mute speakers when a line out is connected. Ive had to revert back to driver 1.40, thats the latest ive managed to get working, but this version doesn't have the option to mute the speakers so im back where i started. I don't see why the new drivers will not work at all. The onboard sound is a Realtek High Definition ALC885. And im running Windows XPSP2. The soundcard is obviously working as i am getting sound in all available programs and in windows, the problem is just when using headphones or a lineout as the speakers remain on, or when using a newer driver than 1.40 as there is no sound at all. Any help or clues to why the problem might be would be much appreciated. Thankyou. Danie.