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Yankee Headset Mic and Headphones not cooperating

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Recently I purchased a Yankee Hornet Headset only to find that the microphone isn't working.
So, of course, I did a bit of googling and found out that it only works when plugged into the back of the PC, HOWEVER, when I plug the headphones into the back of the PC they do not work.
So now I have to choose between getting sound in or getting sound out.

I tried to plug the microphone in the back and the headphones in the front simultaneously, however, the ports are too far apart.

Is there any way that I haven't found to fix this?

PS: I did try to reinstall the drivers however that didn't fix the problem.

Edited by Administrator Cookiegal to add that the Operating System is Windows 7 as I moved this thread from that forum to the Hardware forum.
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Does the headset have 2 jacks for sound and mic, or just one?

What computer do you have?
Hello I apologize for not being specific,

I have a cooler master case with 3 jacks in the back 2 speaker 1 mic and 2 in front 1 mic 1 speaker.

The headphones have one jack for sound and the another for the microphone.

Thanks for any help in advance.
So with the (i assume pink) jack for the mic is in the mic slot, did you make sure that the Sound properties is using the mic slot for 'recording' and that it's enabled?


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Yes, it is enabled.
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I also wanted to tell you of something that I found out while replugging the microphone.
If my desktop speakers are plugged in they will repeat the sounds the microphone makes even when the "Listen to Device" box is unchecked


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For the sound, you should be able to change it to headset so it will not go through the speakers at all.

So with Mikrofon enabled, if you speak does the bar on the right move? If so then it should be working. Can anyone else hear you or can you record yourself?
yes I can hear the microphone however then I cannot use the headphones since they aren't recognized on either of the back ports
Did you change the output? You can do that by left clicking on the sound icon and choosing the headphones. If it's not recognising it at all, does it get recognised on the front port?
Yes, it does get recognized on the front port,

I will repeat in case you didn't understand initially, I apologize if I sound patronizing.

My computer has 3 ports on the back, 2 for speakers 1 for a microphone.

There's also 2 on the front, one microphone the other speaker.

When I plug the cables into the front the Headphones work but the Microphone doesn't.

When I plug the cables into the back the Microphone works but the Headphones don't.
No worries, I sometimes forget and misread/miss information.

So it sounds like the headphones work, but the ports do not.

As to the back ports for speakers, does one look like this:
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If so, then the headphone should be in the other port (arrow pointing out... usually green) and then check the sound properties like you did for mic and see if it's showing enabled / sound going through. Also make sure that the sound icon has the right output:

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Failing that... and the sound card, chipset, and BIOS is updated on the motherboard, I'd say the motherboard is the likely culprit
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Yes, there is a ((↓)).
It appears the port may, however, be broken.
as the headphones still do not produce sound when plugged in.

Also when I plug the headphones in the front port they do not get added to the sound menu
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they just continue playing on the main "Reproduktory".
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