Front Audio ports won't work...

By cdoggy
Apr 10, 2008
  1. Ok so I have a Xion Green and Black case, has two Front USB ports(Which were upside down,easily fixed) and a front audio port, a headphone and mic jack. Well it's all plugged in right, but it's 100% not working... any ideas?
  2. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 353

    if you recently made a fresh OS install,

    1. install the sound driver (comes with the mainboard CD)
    2. go to BIOS & enable your onboard sound.
    3. please get a windows update.
  3. cdoggy

    cdoggy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    rear audio ports work so ya know...
  4. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 353

    ok,you may want to re-check the pin-connectors of your
    front audio port cables/wires going to your motherboard.
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,241   +92

    What motherboard do you have? Some will only send a signal to one port, unless you turn one off and activate the other. Read your motherboard manual and any help files to the software that your sound card uses.
  6. cdoggy

    cdoggy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33


    It's not a wireless Audio port it's wired
  7. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,241   +92

    I wasn't suggesting that you have a wireless audio port :/. Here is's definition of the word "signal":

    I have not read your entire motherboard manual (which you can download here), however considering the fact that you initially attached them improperly perhaps this applies to you:

    I would strongly suggest that you read the entire manual, ensure that you have your front panel connectors attached properly and then double check any software configurations for your sound devices.
  8. cdoggy

    cdoggy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Everything checks out, it seems to recognize the front ports but it doesn't show up when I plug anything into them
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,185   +225

    You may need to reload or update the audio driver if the audio cables are properly connected and configured
  10. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 353

    Depends on what type of front panel audio module your case has (CPU chassis),
    HD module or AC’97 module.

    You can contact your chassis manufacturer.

    HD module is totally different with AC’97 module PIN connections.
    Otherwise it wont work if not compatible.

    Pls refer to your mainboard’s manual,page 23. pin connections (HD & AC'97)

    By default, the audio driver is configured to support HD Audio.
    Refer to your mainboard’s manual,page 80 for the software settings
    of your front audio panel.
  11. cdoggy

    cdoggy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Thanks guys, my new mic is usb so I'll just let it go, thanks for all your help see you around...
  12. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,241   +92

    Haha, that's definitely a solution :).
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