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Analog mode unfunctional

Analog output from my SB Live!5.1 doesn't work. Digital output does work but only the right hand speaker. In 5.1 mode test, both speakers do work, but the left speaker takes the place of middle speaker.

These tests prove that the speakers are OK, but sound card is faulty. Could I have burned the sounds card in removing and and putting back the speaker connector to the sound card output, while power was on in the speakers? The problem started after I had done that - the sound was fine before that. If that is th eproblem, what should I do to fix it?

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Dear kaarlo125

In regards to your card not working in analog mode the card can only do analog or digital not both. So for analog to work you will need to turn off the digital mode. You should be able to do this in the Audio HQ. There should be a check box that you will need to uncheck. However it is been awhile since I had my Live card working so I am not directly sure where it is at but if you have trouble finding it let me know and i can set the card up on my test system.

As for the speaker test there is not a real test for digital speakers because the audio is a compressed signal. Now there has been AC3 files rigged to work like a speaker test but this was not avalible with the Live card.

Let me know if you still have trouble. If you do I will need some more info:

Make and Model of your speakers.
Model of the Live Card (Also did the card come with your computer.) The link below will show you how to find the model number on the Live card.

http://support.creative.com/kb/showarticle.aspx?sid=46261

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