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Sound Issue - No Sound

By Pheny
Jun 29, 2006
  1. A couple weeks ago my mobo died, and yesterday the replacement one from Abit came to me. I installed it in about 2 minutes and checked all the connections and it booted up fine. Everything works fine except that there is no sound at all. Period. Nothing from wmp, no windows sounds, no game sounds, etc. I tried reinstalling the sound drivers for my mobos built in sound (ac 97) but it still doesn't work. The drivers recognize that my headphones are plugged in but they still don't work(so I know that the analog ports ARE NOT dead). I know the headphones (Icemat Siberia) work as I was using them with another computer when I was waiting for my replacement mobo. Anyone have any suggestions because I really would like my sound back Thanks in advance.

    specs are-
    Abit KU8 mobo
    AMD Athlon 64 3200+
    2GB PC3200 DDR RAM
    ATI Radeon 9800XT
    XP Pro
     
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251


    Sound's like you have done all the checks, my suggestion is the board is faulty, can you contact ABit and ask them for advice or a returns number.
     
  3. Pheny

    Pheny TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That would really suck if I had to go through the RMA process a second time... But if it comes down to that I guess it's what I'll have to do...
     
  4. NFSFAN

    NFSFAN TS Rookie Posts: 340

    Why don't you buy a PCI sound card. A great one is a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS. If you want to stick to onboard sound, you will have to RMA the mobo
     
  5. Mugsy

    Mugsy TS Maniac Posts: 434

    Even better: USB

    Better still, I'd recommend a good external USB sound device. They are pretty cheap now, don't use up a precious slot, and don't rob the cpu of any clock cycles, so you run a tad faster.
     
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