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EMU 1616M sound card

My laptop recognizes the soundcard,and the plugins work on cubase. But, the monitors I have connected to the EMU have no sound coming out, only sound comes from the laptop speakers.

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  • edub629 Jan 14, 2009

    have a similar issue.. the main mix shows me that sound is being generated but it does not make it to any of the 3 outputs... my speakers work thats not the issue. is this a physical hardware breakage issue or is it a software driver thing..

    btw i have vista and it was working fine until i turned my comp off for awhile and unplugged everything including my pci card.
    an by awhile i mean like 6-10 hours... not a matter of days or weeks.

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Hi,
I know this is a longshot, so forgive me..
Hit F8 on booting up and go into the BIOS, and use the arrow keys to navigate to sound and check that the PCI (sound card) is checked and not the OS (onboard sound). Save to CMOS and Exit.
I know.. I know.. but sometimes it's as simple as that..
Let me know how you get on..

Chris (ziraffa)

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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I think that it is just a matter of following the installation procedures which EMU describe in the booklet.

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Instead exit out of it and insert the cd, which will run a seperate install procedure (if autorun is enabled).
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This should take care of the digital signature issue.

After this, there might be a problem with the cardbus controller.
This is highlighted on the EMU website.
Thats the problem which I am struggling with and hope someone can help out ..

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