Re: Headphones Do not Enable When using Multipurpose Jack

Carolyn Arnold

That happened to my 12-year-old Bose speakers, which I gave
to Jim, replaced with Logitech and connected again. For
years mine worked, but it quit, and that is frustrating to
have a headset connected, yet the sound blares out of the

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Rob Hudson
Sent: Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:10 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Headphones Do not Enable When using
Multipurpose Jack

This laptop I have is equipped with one of those jacks that
are supposed to include both a headphone and microphone
component in one jack.
However, when I plug in a set of headphones, they do not
enable; instead, sound still comes from the laptop speaker.
I unticked the box that says, allow devices to take
exclusive control over this device, box in properties.
Unplugged and replugged the headphones.
No luck.
I disabled sound enhancements--although that likely wasn't
the cause.
No luck of course.
Realtek Drivers are updated.
Is there a fix for this?

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