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Realtek HD Audio headphone device missing

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8 Pro

    Realtek HD Audio headphone device missing

    I have a PC built from an Asus P5B-WiFi Delux motherboard running Windows 8 Pro with Classic Shell which has an Realtek HD audio on board sound device. I also have a Creative X-Fi Gamer sound card installed. All of these were installed and working correctly.

    One time I unplugged my speakers and when I plugged them back in again the sound was being played back on the Realtek headphone device. I couldn't find anyway to get it to play back on the Realtek speakers so I disabled the headphone device. Now I can't find the headphone device anywhere. Since rebooting the sound is coming out of the speakers device so that is OK but I'm still wondering where my headphone device has gone.

    I will try re-installing the Realtek drivers but I'd like to know what happened.


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  2. #2

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    I had trouble with my headphones & fixed it with the method in the picture---

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Realtek HD Audio headphone device missing
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