Question Headphones just randomly stop working on my laptop from time to time

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It's 100% not a problem with the headphones themselves, since it works on other devices, my microphone seems to work as well, it's just a problem with the headphone port I think. Onboard speakers work fine, but when I plug in my headphones, no sound comes out unless I have my volume at 100%, but then I only get muffled buzzing from what's supposed to be playing.

I'd love it if someone knew what's going on with my laptop. I don't want to have to pay someone to install a new headphone port or something.

Edit: Randomly the sound will go back to normal without me doing anything after leaving the headphones plugged in for like 30 minutes and I have no idea why...
I've also tried reinstalling and updating my drivers every time this has happened and has never directly solved the issue.
 
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CJb_432

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Have you checked if there's anything inside the port that may be causing a bad connection? Is the port wobbly? If this isnt the issue you may have to open up the laptop and see if a wire or solder connection is loose.
 
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