Front panel jack doesn't work properly

  DennyChan 15:57 28 Nov 2016
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My front panel will only work when the headphones are plugged in a "special" position like the one in the photo. If I move it, either plugged or unplugged it doesn't work. What could be the problem?

  lotvic 16:10 28 Nov 2016

Not making contact properly, could be either the socket or the plug. Try different headphones, if still same fault then I would suspect the socket on pc.

You didn't post a photo...

  wee eddie 16:27 28 Nov 2016

Headphone Jacks, both Mono and Stereo, have to be fully inserted to make the correct connections.

If the Headphones also have a Mic, on the same Jack-plug, it will have even more segments and will need careful positioning if you are using that type with a Standard Jack Socket

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:03 28 Nov 2016

Very probably a combination Headphone / Mic socket as modern pC/ laptops are nowadays you could always get an adaptor

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