No sound

By bielius
Feb 2, 2009
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  1. bielius

    bielius TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 224   +14

    It is enabled and working.
    but the problem is that my speakers/phones/wires/jack in mobo/jumpers causing some problems.

    P.S. i have experienced one more thing..-
    when i tried the phones wire getting into the right output, i did nor hear any sound, but when i tryed into microhpone jack it was something like tzzzz hrrrt sounds.i mean not like just getting it in, but several times geting in & getting out.
    umm when i get to BIOS i get something like-

    Onboard PCI-> <numbers> onboard realtek ac97 sound chip.
    could that mean something?

    Waiting for help and responses! thanks guys for being with me whole 32 posts :O
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Sound is just not that difficult. Easy compared to early all other computer problems. I hope you have tried the obvious things such as testing your speakers on a friend's computer, and testing their speakers on yours.
    There comes a time when you have to go back to fundamentals and start a check list.
  3. bielius

    bielius TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 224   +14

    yes i think your right. but, unfortunetly im only 13 yrs old and i have about 20$ or 30$, so yea.. and i don't live in USA..so no cheap sound cards where i live... shall i check amazon? :)
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,280   +152

    For a few things you might do to help check
    1. Create another DirectX report BUT instead of providing the entire report would you please just provide the section on System Devices (as an example, my prior post here was your display in the last DirectX report)you'll see all the System Devices listed in the old report. Just so i can see the list of new devices that appear
    2. Use DirectX to help you troubleshoot your sound problem (see any buttons it provides under Sound1, Sound2 and More Help tabs
    3. See this link for an excellent tutorial on your computer Sound card, jack and plug hook-ups
    If none of that seems to help and you need info on new sound cards, you are best to create a new thread in Audio/Video forum to ask other users for their input.

    Good luck!

    /* EDIT */
    Ooops. And here;s the link to the tutorial!!!
  5. bielius

    bielius TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 224   +14

    So i found this thing...
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    my mobo audio jumpers.

    and one more question- from the picture below; what are the jumpers for the line out jack? thanks for your help!
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    EDIT!

    those jumpers going from the front panel(mic in and line out) are named:
    mic gnd;
    mic data;
    ear l;
    ear r.

    and the question:
    what jumper should go in what pin/assignment?
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,277   +178

    I'd say:
    mic gnd = pin 2
    mic data = pin 1
    ear l = 5 & 6
    ear r = 9 & 10

    Your ear l and ear r connectors have two each female connectors don't they?

    BTW, you keep calling them jumpers. That's why some of your other posts didn't make sense to me. They're header pins that are attached to connectors. They're not jumpers. Some motherboards do use jumpers on the header pins to switch from front to rear panels but not yours.
  7. TheConqueror

    TheConqueror Newcomer, in training Posts: 27

    lets go back to the root of the problem so you formatted your hdd right? I am going to assume that you meant you reinstalled your op system. If all else fails reinstall the OS using a different disc assuming you have a generic OEM for windows. Depending on your MOBO you can aslo try installing a generic sound driver for testing purposes. Viruses are not know to directly target sound drivers as it will not necesarily affect the users ability to use the computer. just to make sure if it is a custom PC go by the MOBO to install the specific drivers if it is a name brand such as hp go trough the manufacturer for the drivers and lastly go trough windows update as most of the time updating the computer will install any missing drivers in some cases. Windows update not express do custom and check the hardware updates if they are available.
    btw all drivers aside it is always a good idea to keep the computer updated with any and all service packs XD
  8. bielius

    bielius TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 224   +14

    ok thank you very much for the knowledge! now i will talk right :)
    yes my earl and ear r connectors have two each connectors;
    what does mean female connectors?
  9. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,280   +152

    Audio plugs are referred to as the "female" connector

    Jacks are referred to as the "male" connector

    Here is another excellent link to a document on how to connect audio plugs to your audio jacks on your computer. It might help you determine plug/jack connections while mailpup helps you get the audio headers correct

    And refer to prior link also in prior post for Sound overview i think is can be helpful
  10. bielius

    bielius TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 224   +14

    thanks everyone who helped especialy lookingaround,raybay,mailpup,kimland or watev ur name is :D and others for staying with me to the end!!!!!!!!
    btw i got fixed my sound@!@!@@
    some more questions before close(im too lazy to create new topic...)
    what are these blue ports/watev they called(bcs i forgot now im too happy with my sound!)
    http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/5754/dsc00185ok2.jpg
    http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/dsc00185ok2.jpg/1/w1280.png




    and you see those red wires are my sound connectors.. but
    you see 2 jumpers on the 11-12 and 13-14 usb header pins?
    what they mean?
    http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3729/dsc00184fo1.jpg
    http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/dsc00184fo1.jpg/1/w1280.png



    and this is firewire or something similar.
    shall it go to usb header pins?
    http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/1737/dsc00186rt4.jpg
    http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/dsc00186rt4.jpg/1/w1280.png
  11. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,280   +152

    1) Congrats! Glad to hear it all works :grinthumb
    2) Even tho you've got it working now.. .here;s a new link to download the Guide on How to Connect Computer Audio Just noticed my other link had a problem (i fixed the darned link) So provided again, above, as may be handy to have sometime again in the future
    3) I'll defer your newest questions to the sound hardware experts

    And, again, good to hear that when all said and done: It's working!!
  12. bielius

    bielius TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 224   +14

    thanks i relaly appreciate your and other's help!
    the site dosen't work tho, goes to some it.altervista.org or similar site...
    anyways... really big thanks!
    tedy bear hugs you... :)
  13. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,280   +152

    that was when it was a broken link. Try again. Click here (i just tested the link as well. Should download an Acrobat .pdf file)
     
  14. bielius

    bielius TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 224   +14

    that one neither works.
    mayby internet explorer 7 is the problem?
    p.s.
    what should i do now with my sound? :D
  15. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,280   +152

    the link still doesn't work for you? hmm..that's odd. but i attached a zipped version of the file. (It is a .pdf file.)

    I am assuming you already have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer? (it's typically installed as Adobe .pdf files are quite common to find on the internet)

    If by chance you don't have it installed already, click here to install Adobe Reader

    As to your remaining sound questions
    In general, I know lots about Windows devices, device drivers, how they relate and talk to one another. But i'm far less familiar with the details of your specific hardware you ask about in your latest questions. So i defer to others who i'm sure will follow up with answers later (is only late morning/early afternoon here in the US. i'm sure you'll get answers as the day continues!)
  16. bielius

    bielius TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 224   +14

    i have other free foxit pdf reader program.
    about the newest question..
    it was a joke :D just was asking what to do when i have my sound back?
    play games/youtube/or watever ? :)
  17. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,280   +152

    AHHH.. LOL :haha:

    How good it must feel to have all those choices!!!! (and to be faced with those difficult decisions :) )
  18. bielius

    bielius TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 224   +14

    EDIT:
    im not a noob! :D
    downloading movies and sh®t right now... long night LOL. :D
  19. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,277   +178

    Those blue slots are PCI slots. Those are for expansion cards like modems, sound cards, additional USB connections, wireless adapters, etc., etc.

    I'm not sure about the purpose of the jumpers on those pins. I'll guess that they need to be in place if you were to use the rear panel connectors for surround sound.

    The red connector appears to be a USB connector from the front panel. Plug it into one of the USB headers. It's keyed (one corner pin is blank) so you can't install it wrong.
  20. bielius

    bielius TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 224   +14

    the thing is that... the red connector is not usb. it's firewire!
  21. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Ah Ha! There you go!
  22. bielius

    bielius TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 224   +14

    So it shall i put the firewire connector to those usb hubs?
    question... is there any thing that can make from usb hubs 2?
    like..
    1 usb hub=2
    like Y
    .. hope you understand :D because i don't know the name for it..
  23. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Do you mean a "Y" connector or "Why" connector ? Also known as a "Splitter"
    There are just about every connector you can possibly imagine, but sometimes impossible to find who sells them.
  24. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,277   +178

    Although the connectors might physically fit, I don't think the firewire will work with the USB connectors.

    I don't know if this is exactly what you had in mind but this USB bracket plugs into one of your two USB headers. Newegg example. I'm not saying you should necessarily get this particular model but this is the kind of thing you could get.
  25. bielius

    bielius TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 224   +14

    no this is not what i mean.(mailpup)
    i mean no the usb PORT spliter,
    but the usb hub-splitter(on the motherboard,not outside thecomputer box:))
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