Don't really know where else to post this (subforum wise, I mean) so I'll ask in the music section.

So I tried using my headphones today and noticed they were working - but so were the speakers of my laptop. Toyed around a bit, they were both working at the same time. Now my computer tells me there's no headphones connected and thus not letting me do anything about it.

Any fixes for this or is my plug just that bad and abused? When I plug in the microphone, it tells me "bla bla device connected". When I do the same with headphones, nothing appears.