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Line-in won't detect headphones audio?

I recently got a new headset, and the Line-in won't detect the headphones.  I've messed around with it a bit, and apparently it detects the microphone just fine.  I have tried updating the audio drivers, and really can't come up with anything else that might work.  Several months ago I was messing around with the audio, and accidentally deleted one of the listed Playback devices in my Sound control panel.  I think this may be my problem, but updating the drivers so far hasn't made the device I deleted show up on the list.

I know for a fact that the headset works, because I've used it with my ipod, and the sound was fine.  I've tried other headphones with the laptop, and they aren't being detected either. 

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Jim Coates
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RE: Line-in won't detect headphones audio?

Hello MoonlitRose. So what is the full model name of your laptop and which Windows operating system do you have?

Here are some examples of full model names:

Inspiron 1545, 1546, 1564, M5010, N5010, M5030, N5030, N5040, N5050, 3520, 3521, 3537, and 7537 etc
Inspiron N7010, 3721, 3737, 7737, 1720, 1721, 1750, 1764 etc

PS great screen name.

Jim Coates -- 15 years on the Dell Laptop Audio boards -- since 2/6/04 

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