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What Is Wrong With My Sound?!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by XplicitContent, 19 Jun 2005.

  1. XplicitContent

    XplicitContent What's a Dremel?

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    I got an ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard about 2 weeks ago. I plug in the sound stereo speakers into the specified green socket for sound, and it works. After like, a couple of taking it outs and putting it ins, it doesnt work anymore. I inserted it into the wrong jacks a couple times, but I dont think it mattered if I just took it back out and inserted it back into the green socket. Thinking it was my old speakers, I borrowed my brothers speakers and tested them, and still, no sound, even with the volumes in every program turned up. Then, I thought it was the drivers, but I remembered that it worked before, so it isn't the drivers, so I think I fooked the jack or something. Is this fixable, or should I just buy a cheap sound pci card? :wallbash:

    Thanks.
     
  2. TMM

    TMM Modder

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    i can't see how you could've killed it by plugging some speakers/headphones into the wrong jacks. the only way you could have killed it is if you plugged an input source into the output of the soundcard.

    I'd still make sure the correct drivers are installed and if not install the correct ones. Also make sure the onboard sound is enabled in the bios.
     
  3. woodshop

    woodshop UnSeenly

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    try pluging it into the headphone jack.. the one on the top/front of the case.. thats if you hooked that up
     
  4. XplicitContent

    XplicitContent What's a Dremel?

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    Right now, my pc is taken apart, as Im awaiting my new video card that is being RMA'ed. I cant remember if I had the sound wires hooked to the motherboard for the front access. If that wire is plugged in, does it mean the ones in the back dont work? Or it doesnt matter if it is plugged in and the back jack still works?

    I didnt put anything into the speaker jack that couldve blown it by inserting sumthing that inputs power, so I guess thats not my problem. It cant be my driver, because when I first installed it, it worked, then I cant remember if I reformatted my hdd and reinstalled the driver or not, but later, like yesterday, I installed it again anyways in case it was on my hdd or not, and it still didn't do anything.

    Anything else?
     
  5. fartonmyear

    fartonmyear What's a Dremel?

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    1. could be a simple driver problem. go find your driver ADI AD1985 or whatever and download the most recent one. the cd that came with the mobo might be outdated.

    2. could be cuz of spdif. go to your system sounds or whatever program you use to manage sound and disable spdif.

    3. could be some weird channel mixing. go make sure you're set at a 2 speaker arrangement and not 4.1 or 5.1.

    4. could be like you said. you physically messed it up.
     
  6. Stompy

    Stompy What's a Dremel?

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    If you removed the jumpers on the front panel connector it won't work unless the front panel connector is in.
     
  7. hughwi

    hughwi Minimodder

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    check that you havent enabled any of the Optical/Digital outputs only options between your formats/driver reinstalls...
     
  8. John Cena

    John Cena What's a Dremel?

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    Oh trust me. I have the Deluxe version of this board and if you are not a computer expert, it's going to give you problems.

    I have a 5.1 Surround sound system. When I plug my headphones, I can't hear my sound until I switch to stereo speakers using SoundMax Software etc.


    So go to your SoundMax (I think they have Ali Software on the new revisions), and make sure the audio mode is in stereo speakers mode. And just for the sake of it, mute and unmute the sound.
     
  9. Florian

    Florian What's a Dremel?

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    I'm not familiar with that particular board, but most of the time you can have either the front panel connectors hooked up, or a jumper in place that routes the signal to the rear outputs. Might want to check our mainboard manual to make sure.
     

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