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Detoxing
10-01-2011, 03:57 PM
I can't get any sound out of this stupid computer. At first, it said I had no Audio device. I went into Bios and the audio device was disabled. I fixed that. I have the Audio Drivers for The Realtek AC97 And legacy sound Codecs. I have no yellow question marks or exclamation points. I tried reloading the drivers....nothing. Something is wrong and I have no idea what it is or how to find it.

I connected the speakers to my MP3 player and they work fine, so I know it's not that. WTF could it be?

the Talking Can
10-01-2011, 06:35 PM
HP?

my sound borked and could never get it back..google hp and sound problems, happens to lots of their shitty laptops....

AustinChief
10-01-2011, 07:15 PM
I can't get any sound out of this stupid computer. At first, it said I had no Audio device. I went into Bios and the audio device was disabled. I fixed that. I have the Audio Drivers for The Realtek AC97 And legacy sound Codecs. I have no yellow question marks or exclamation points. I tried reloading the drivers....nothing. Something is wrong and I have no idea what it is or how to find it.

I connected the speakers to my MP3 player and they work fine, so I know it's not that. WTF could it be?


What model computer? Desktop or laptop? If it's a laptop, make sure there isn't a PHYSICAL volume control that is turned down.. I have seen it happen too many times to count.

Detoxing
10-01-2011, 07:38 PM
It's a built computer.

What is a AC 97 cable used for? Don't think I have one? Could that be the issue?

I also have a Sound Blaster sound card. Can't get the thing to work either. The card won't get recognized. Tried switching it to a different PCI slot and that wouldnt work. Tried downloading the drivers but the drivers won't install because it can't detect the card (or so it says).

It's so fucking irritating knowing I have TWO audio devices yet can't get either to work.

I have these pink and green Front panel audio cables that are pre wired into the case. They aren't connected to anything. Could that also be a problem?

It's an MSI mainboard BTW.

crispystl420
10-01-2011, 07:43 PM
Same thing has happened to me twice and I system restored and it worked fine. Really weird.

crispystl420
10-01-2011, 07:43 PM
Sorry I thought you had sound initially.

Detoxing
10-01-2011, 07:44 PM
Is there suppose to be some sort of AC 97 cable that connects from the main board to the back of the onboard sound device?

TrebMaxx
10-01-2011, 07:48 PM
Is there suppose to be some sort of AC 97 cable that connects from the main board to the back of the onboard sound device?

No, there shouldn't. One from your CD\DVD\BR yes, but is optional.

Detoxing
10-01-2011, 07:51 PM
Can't find a solution anywhere. This has pretty much fucked my entire day.

Detoxing
10-01-2011, 07:53 PM
No, there shouldn't. One from your CD\DVD\BR yes, but is optional.

Well....No idea what to do. Can't get sound from my onboard...No idea why....everything says it's fine. Drivers are updated, device is installed...No yellow question marks....Bios is set

Can't get the Sound Blaster card to be recognized....

Fucking mess....

TrebMaxx
10-01-2011, 07:55 PM
Do you have the SB card in the case ATM? If you do you should have the on board audio selected off in the BIOS. I would pull the sb card. Reboot into bios and turn off the on board audio. Save changes and let the system completely reboot. Shut down and put the card back in and see if Windows finds it and reloads the drivers.

Detoxing
10-01-2011, 07:57 PM
Do you have the SB card in the case ATM? If you do you should have the on board audio selected off in the BIOS. I would pull the sb card. Reboot into bios and turn off the on board audio. Save changes and let the system completely reboot. Shut down and put the card back in and see if Windows finds it and reloads the drivers.

I'll try that. I just pulled the SB card.


I also found this:

I had this same problem, so this will probably work for you as well.

"If your case has Mic-In and Headphones-Out ports on the front panel, ensure they are correctly connected to your mobo. If your case doesn't, then you need to make sure to jumper the Speaker Out L/R and Speaker Out L/R Return pins (these pins position can vary by mobo, so check your manual), otherwise the sound card can't create a proper circuit.

Let me know if that fixes the problem."

I wonder if that is the issue? If so...Not sure how to do what he is saying...

TrebMaxx
10-01-2011, 07:57 PM
Or pull the card and leave the on board setting to on in BIOS and see if it works that way. The SB could be causing conflicts with your on board audio.

Detoxing
10-01-2011, 07:58 PM
I'll try that. I just pulled the SB card.


I also found this:

I had this same problem, so this will probably work for you as well.

"If your case has Mic-In and Headphones-Out ports on the front panel, ensure they are correctly connected to your mobo. If your case doesn't, then you need to make sure to jumper the Speaker Out L/R and Speaker Out L/R Return pins (these pins position can vary by mobo, so check your manual), otherwise the sound card can't create a proper circuit.

Let me know if that fixes the problem."

I wonder if that is the issue? If so...Not sure how to do what he is saying...

The thing is, there is nowhere for me to connect those cables to my Motherboard. They are two 8mm jacks. They kinda just dangle there.

Detoxing
10-01-2011, 07:59 PM
It's weird. Why would there be a mic and a headphone jack INSIDE my case?

TrebMaxx
10-01-2011, 08:00 PM
I'll try that. I just pulled the SB card.


I also found this:

I had this same problem, so this will probably work for you as well.

"If your case has Mic-In and Headphones-Out ports on the front panel, ensure they are correctly connected to your mobo. If your case doesn't, then you need to make sure to jumper the Speaker Out L/R and Speaker Out L/R Return pins (these pins position can vary by mobo, so check your manual), otherwise the sound card can't create a proper circuit.

Let me know if that fixes the problem."

I wonder if that is the issue? If so...Not sure how to do what he is saying...

I have never run into that before but you never know, learn something every day. I would think that as long as you are connecting the speakers in the back (card or MB, not front case) it shouldn't matter. Now, if you want to hook up your front ports then that is another issue to address.

Detoxing
10-01-2011, 08:05 PM
Anyone have an idea why i'd have a mic and headphone jack pre wired INSIDE my case?

Detoxing
10-01-2011, 10:16 PM
Fuck it. Bought a $10 Sound Card, Installed it in less than 5 minutes and now I've got great sound.

Fucked up problem, Simple Solution.