I have recently purchased a brand new NUC 10i7FNKPA
When I initially switched on the NUC, the headphones and microphone worked fine
I then applied the Windows updates and the Intel Bios Update as requested by the system
The microphone continues to work but there is no longer any sound
I receive a message stating "Plug in Speaker, Headset or Headphone"
I have tested the headphones with mic on another computer and they work fine
I have tested other headphones on the NUC and none of them word (sound)
The system test states all updates are correct (I attach the system information report)
Please can you help
This is my understanding; - Any driver will match to a device through the Hardware ID, these must match
The reason the Realtek driver is not installing is because the Realtek driver is expecting one Hardware ID whereas the audio soundcard is transmitting another different Hardware ID so the driver is not matched to the device and Windows installs a generic driver instead
As shown in the attachments the prefix of the hardware ID differs, clearly the Realtek person writing the software driver assumed this would be "INTELAUDIO" but the Intel person configuring the hardware kept this name as the generic OEM name "HDAUDIO"
The soundcard is transmitting the Hardware ID to be "HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0256&SUBSYS_80862081"
This is shown in the screen grab
Unfortunately the Realtek driver is looking for the following
(line 46 of the file HDXSSTINTEL in the driver)
As shown in the screengrabs the prefix of the hardware ID on the driver is "INTELAUDIO" but on the Intel device it is "HDAUDIO", these do not match
Intel will need to confirm and release a firmware update to correct the name or another version of the Realtek driver needs to be released with the correct name (the hardware IDs must match), either way I do not know when this will happen?
Sandhuman, Thank you very much for providing that information.
We will do further research on this matter, as soon as I get any updates I will post all the details on this thread.
Intel Customer Support Technician
A Contingent Worker at Intel
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Since in my NUC10i7FNH I don't have problem with the Realtek Audio Driver and the audio works from the 3.5 mm jack, I decided to perform a test. I have to emphasize that it is crucial to have installed the Chipset Software and Management Engine Driver (downloaded from the Download Center), before starting with any driver installation:
1. From the Apps & Features I've uninstalled the currently installed Realtek Audio Driver and rebooted my NUC. After reboot you can see the Device Manager and the Device IDs in the attached IntelDisplayAudioID.png and RealtekAudioID.png. As you can see in both devices the ID is INTELAUDIO.... In addition please not an unidentified device in Other Devices.
2. Although I've uninstalled the previously installed driver, the Realtek Driver Installer, started from uninstalling some driver's remains. Then, reboot was requested and the installation finished with the installation of the last Realtek Driver. See the attached: RealtekAudioDriverUpdated.png and RealtekAudioDriverUpdatedID.
3. So, in conclusion, I don't see problem with the driver ID.
I have installed the Chipset Software for my NUC10iFNKPA (see attached screenshot Intel Chipset Install) and Management Engine Driver software for my NUC10iFNKPA (see attached screenshot Intel Management Engine).
The chipset driver is INF_Win10_10.1.18019.8144 (the link below is evidence that is correct for my NUC10iFNKPA
The management engine driver is ME_Win10_19184.108.40.2063 (the link below is evidence that is correct for my NUC10iFNKPA
I had already uninstalled the Realtek driver from Apps & Features as suggested by other contributors as evidenced by my Missing Realtek App Screen
I have re-booted the machine
After reboot you can see the Device Manager and the Device IDs in the attached IntelDisplayAudioID.png and DAudioID.png.
As you can see in both devices the ID is HDAUDIO... and not INTELAUDIO....
The remainder of the ID is identical both for your machine and mine
I have no Other Devices.
I have uninstalled the existing drivers and tried to re-install the Realtek driver
There is no change - the Realtek driver will not install
This is because the Realtek driver is looking for the hardware ID of INTELAUDIO....(like in your machine) and not HDAUDIO.... (like in my machine)
Your NUC10i7FNH has had the Realtek soundcard and associated firmware correctly configured to show a hardware ID of INTELAUDIO...... (which the driver is expecting)
MyNUC10i7FNKPA has had the Realtek soundcard and associated firmware incorrectly configured to show a hardware ID of HDAUDIO...... (which the driver is NOT expecting).
Intel have now tested themselves and offered a warranty replacement
Unfortunately I need the machine for a new job I am starting on Monday
I agree that must be a problem. As you know you are not alone with the same problem. I just wanted to share the information I have, from NUC where this driver works. BTW, I have updated BIOS using BIOS Recovery from the Power Button menu, rather than the express method or F7 method. May be this make this trick?
I cannot exercise the warranty as I start a new job on Monday and I need the NUC
As Such, I have purchased a bluetooth headset which works fine
Can you close this support ticket albeit it is unresolved
Can you feedback to your quality control people and perhaps they can mull over their quality checking process which may prevent such an issue in the future
Thank you for your help, it has really been appreciated
Unfortunately, I have no more time to try and resolve this issue, I have rejected the Intel offer to exercise the warranty because I start a new job on Monday and I need the NUC
As Such, I have purchased a bluetooth headset which works fine, perhaps it was time I moved from a wired headset to a bluetooth headset
Hello Sandhuman, Thank you very much for sharing those updates.
In reference to, "Can we close this support ticket albeit it is unresolved
Can we feedback to our quality control people and perhaps they can mull over their quality checking process which may prevent such an issue in the future"
Yes, sure, no problem, we can close the ticket for this case. What we were going to suggest next was to replace the unit, but we completely understand why that option is not available for you anymore.
All the feedback provided by our customers is very important for Intel®, We will send your comments to the proper department for them to be aware of your suggestions and recommendations to avoid, as you mentioned, this problem in the future.
Any other inquiries, do not hesitate to contact us again.
Intel Customer Support Technician
@Alberto_R_Intel1 Can I ask why you are offering this customer a replacement yet I am being told there is no stock and I have to accept a refund at your recommended retail price? This is shockingly bad customer service, a month with faulty hardware and still no resolution. If this experience is anything like how you dealt with Apple I can completely see why they dropped you. I personally am reviewing Intel equipment used in my business and will be actively pursuing altertnatives.