I have my mic and headphones plugged into the front of my computer, but I want them plugged into the back. When I plug it in the back I can't hear anyone and my mic doesn't have any output. So I was wondering, and this may be a newb question, being I'm a computer newb, if there is something I have to do to activate them so they can be used rather than the ones in the front.
Any help would be phun.
If your using standard 2.5mm audio jacks for both the headphone and the mic check you have plugged both into the correct sockets. The input for the mic is typically red/pink.
You shouldn't need to make any changes to software to plug your headphone/mic in the back.
I think you didn't plugg it into the correct socket, however I had a problem with my mic output and i fix it with sound driver reinstall
It is possible that the board disables rear when plugged into the front, but this should reset by just plugging both into the rear. So i'm not exactly sure. It is also possible that the ports are dead, or that they are configured for a 6 or 8 channel surround system. See if you can find out what kind of sound you have onboard. If you know the make and model of your motherboard, we can figure this out for you, else try going to start, run, type dxdiag, and save the information and post it on here. If your on vista, run can be found in start/accessories. Then we should be able to point you to any software you may need to fix this.
I don't see how the jacks could be dead if I haven't been using them O.O
Freyr;4205280Nor do I. You can get equipment thats dead on arrival, but its incredibly rare.
Are you absolutely certain your plugging them into the correct ports?
Yeah it's pretty simple >.> Pink and Green.