The wired headphone is not working when you connect them to the laptop this is happening either through hardware or software.


The laptop users reported most of the issue is the laptop doesn’t recognize the wired headphones or windows 11 won’t detect wired headphones.




  1. The laptop audio Jack port is loose.
  2. Headphone type is either not supported.
  3. It is could be drivers missing.
  4. Either permission is disabled.
  5. The headphone jack or port might damage.



The following few steps below might help you to resolve the headphone doesn’t recognize the issue.


Step1: Enable the Audio services

  1. Go to the task manager by clicking Ctrl+Alt+Del or simply click on the right click on the task manager and open task manager from the menu.

2. Click on the Startup tab.

3. Check if the Audio services are enabled or disabled, you can see the Realtek audio or audio HD


If disabled you can select the audio services and click enable it.


4. Restart is required once enabled the audio services so go and restart the system and check if the headphones start working or not.



Step 2: Plug your headphone in and restart your computer.


  1. While your computer is still powered on then plug headphones into the jack.
  2. Should wait for 20 seconds and restart the system
  3. Wait for your computer to finish restarting.
  4. Once the computer has restarted then check if the headphones are working after following the simple method.


Step 3: Enable the playback device and set it as the default playback device


  1. Open the control panel

2. Change view mode and select large icons using the drop-down menu in the top right window.


3. Click on the hardware and sound tab


4. Click on the sound option

5. Under the Playback section, right-click anywhere and select the Show Disabled devices option. This will display your device even if it previously wasn’t showing up.

6. Right-click on the headphone device that isn’t working. Select Enable to make sure it isn’t blocked from playing audio from your computer.

  1. Click the now available set as Default button.
  2. Click the OK button and restart your computer. Test if your headphone or headphone jack is working properly.

If the issue still persists do uninstall and reinstall the audio drivers from the device manager


Step 4:  Uninstall and Reinstall the audio drivers.


  1. Go to Device manager

2. Click on the View tab and click on “Show Hidden Device”

3. Now expand the audio inputs and outputs.


4. Uninstall all drivers under the audio inputs and outputs.

5. it is a good idea to restart the system once uninstalled the audio drivers.


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