I'm going to start this off by saying that I know this has been discussed before but i have tried every single suggestion from every post I could find.
A few days ago I wanted to play a game on my pc and I went to plug in my mic. I plugged it into my display and tried to talk for a while, then I realized that my display is audio out only. ~ dumb
So then I went to my tower,and right in the top there are headphone and microphone jacks. I plugged in my headphones and nothing happened. The computer didn't even recognize that I had plugged them in. I tried multiple headphones too. One with an in line mic, which obviously wouldn't work, and another with both audio and mic jacks. Nothing would come out of these front jacks. I then moved to the back jacks that are on the motherboard and had the same issue. I've tried so many fixes I can't count. I'm starting to think it's the motherboard, but I have never had any other issues with it.
Motherboard - Asus Z97-A
Chip - Core I7 4790k
Drives - 3TB Seagate HDD, 1TB Samsung SSD, and a 100GB Samsung SSD
OS - 64 bit windows 10
RAM- 8 gigs of Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600
Graphics - GeForce GTX 970
Display - ASUS VN248H-P
The display is connected through a DVI cable that turns into a HDMI cable to plug into the back of the monitor.
Another thing is that I've seen a lot of people talk about Realtek Audio. I don't remember ever having that on my pc and I downloaded it and installed it and it did nothing to help. I could never even get the manager to open.
If there's any other info that's needed please let me know.
Any help here would be great. Sorry if I respond slowly. Thanks in advance for any help.