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Dark Thunder

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Hi

When I plug in my head phones to the front of the Dell case, the speaker no longer mutes.
I have a dell 8300
Mother board e210882 (ow2562)
Sound blaster X-Fi

Is there a way to correct this?

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If it used to work fine, and nothing else has changed, and nothing has been knocked loose by rough handling, this is often simply a worn headphone socket, and the contact arms have simply lost tension and no longer make (or break) contact when the plug is inserted. It would require access to the interior side of the socket, strategic placement of tongue, and a little bending of the arms. However, like all metal that is bent out of shape, you can bend it back, but it usually does not stay that way, and will need replacing.
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I had updated the sound card.
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So it worked fine with your old sound solution, and now with a new card it does not work?
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Thats correct
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And did you connect the front panel connector to the new card?
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