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Windows 8 headphones not working

The laptop is brand new. I got ti for Christmas. Its a Gateway NE56R41u running Windows 8. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers and nothing has worked. They don't show up in the sound panel so I cant set them as default. Has anyone else had this problem?

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If the speakers are working, the drivers are installed. Check the configuration in the sound control panel for a muted volume control.

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