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How to retask audio jacks with dell inspiron 640m running xp

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I did a factory restore of my dell inspiron 640m which runs win xp, and the headphone jack is still dead. the speakers on the laptop work fine. The sound card is SigmaTel STAC9200 I tried to set the headphones as the default in the control panel, but they don't show up, just sigmatel audio.

Since the inspiron 640m supports universal jacks and remapping, i'd like to remap the mic jack as a headphone jack because the mic jack still works. anyone know how to do this in the registry?

Been trying to do this for days with no avail
Thanks in advance for your help
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Is there any particular reason you don't just go get a 10$ sound card?
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the laptop's sound card has a pretty decent DAC. See, i hooked this laptop up to my amplifier with an RCA cable and I get the best quality sound out of the speakers as compared to when I hook up my iphone or desktop computer.

plus i don't really want to spend any more money as i already spent 300 dollars on an amp and 40 bucks on cables
Edited by Gilder0y - 8/22/13 at 8:29pm
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i was able to get the headphone jack to work by leaving it unplugged and rebooting my computer. after the computer has started up then i plug in the jack back in and then presto it works. if i unplug the jack though then plug it back in it will stop working, but at least i have a fix for it now.


would be curious to know why it's doing this... thanks for everyone's help.
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