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I/O Audio connect info Del 531S

? Graphic/diagram audio examples including connectors. Ancient user. I do not understand what I should have to connect between the computer and amplifier to get, for example, http://librivox.org/bulfinch-age-of-fable/ to my amplifier to listen to the reading. Not sure of connection to the Computer and its cable to the amp. That spans about 4 years! ;-)
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If your motherboard has 6 plugs that looks like this http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/imageview.php?image=461 then you need to plug it in the green one
if your motherboard has 3 plugs, its green as well or the middle one if there are no colors
if your soundcard has multiple plugs it should be the green one

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I have the hp inspiron 531s.Can i burn cd or dvd??


Yes your computer has a DVD writer... It should have the software to burn DVDs and CDs


The Dell Inspiron 531 is a desktop personal computer with a Microsoft Windows operating system. An Inspiron equipped with a CD burner can be used to record audio discs using Windows Media Player, which comes installed on the Inspiron as a standard part of the software package Dell loads onto its computers. Blank, recordable discs and pre-recorded audio CDs are the only supplies needed for the project.


Read more: How to Burn Audio CDs With Dell Inspiron 531 ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6210098_burn-cds-dell-inspiron-531.html#ixzz1XyrRh8L7

Sep 15, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer

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I have a HP m7570n. How do I use a flat screen tv as a monitor


This depends on the TV's available inputs. The Pavilion m7570n has only a VGA output in the standard configuration.

Thus if the TV has a VGA port, turn off the computer and the TV. Then connect a standard VGA (RGB or D-sub 15-pin) m/m cable between the computer and the TV. To use the TV speakers, connect a 3.5 mm audio patch cable between the computers Line-out (green speaker port) to the VGA audio in. Turn on the TV and set the input to VGA (with the Source or Input button on the remote or the TV). Then turn on the computer. Windows XP should find the correct resolution to work with the TV. (If you turn on the TV after turning on the computer, you may get an unsupported signal. Press Ctrl-Alt-Del twice to restart the computer.) If it doesn't work, you may need to connect a different monitor and set the computer to a low resolution before connecting the TV and the computer.

If the TV only has composite or component video inputs, you will need a VGA to video converter (http://www.svideo.com/pctocomponent.html for example). A VGA to component cable will not work; those are for projectors that read an RGB input. TVs interpret YPbPr.

If you have added a video graphics card, you may have an HDMI and/or DVI port(s) on the card. In that case, check the specs of the TV. Some TVs will support HDMI or DVI-HDMI inputs from a computer. Others will not (since computer video signals are not the same as the signal from a set-top box). If you use a DVI-HDMI connector, make sure to use the HDMI port labeled for DVI and connect the audio cable as with the VGA connection. If you use an HDMI connection, you may need to set the sound properties to that of the HDMI port. (Find the control panel item for sound (under Hardware) and then select Manage Audio Devices. Set the Playback properties. If it doesn't work, use an audio patch cable.) Some TVs have RCA audio inputs for the HDMI-DVI connector. In that case, you will need a female 3.5 mm to RCA M/M adapter (if you use a 3.5 mm patch cable). There is a similar device if you want to use an RCA audio cable. You may need to enable the video ports on the graphics card before swapping monitors.

Some video cards have a TV out. In that case, connect the appropriate connector (should come with the video card). Then connect to the component, composite or S-video input on the TV.

Again turn off the TV and the computer before making any connections.

You will probably need to provide your own cables for must of these connection options.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

May 12, 2011 | HP Pavilion m7570n (EX331AA) PC Desktop

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No sound from speakers and microphone not working


Hi there,
  • Firstly ,make sure that you have installed the audio driver on your PC. Or if u didnt install it, you can download and install it from Gateway Site here: http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009151/1009151nv.shtml
  • And also check the audio cable connector. (Connect the audio cable / speaker to the sound card of your computer.)
You could find User manual here: LINK

Have a nice day! you could ask me if you need more in assist, i would be glad to help :) (more info would be useful)
regards

Apr 17, 2010 | Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop

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I am looking for ancient IBM Aptiva 2142-SQ1 info.


Got the right info via joecoolvette. Thanks very much. Reghards, Kommer

Oct 07, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Don't know how to hook them up


What a lovely daughter, how very nice of her,

here goes....straight for Mr. Koss

To Operate with AC Adapter
  1. Open battery compartment located at the back of both speakers and remove wires.
  2. Replace battery covers.
  3. Connect DUAL PLUG CONNECTOR on left speaker to right speaker at connection marked "TO LEFT SPEAKER."
  4. Connect remaining wire with 3.5mm plug to headphone jack on your audio source.
  5. Connect AC adapter (not included) to back of left speaker at connector marked "DC 6V." Plug remaining end of AC adapter into wall outlet. Be sure your AC adapter is built with the center pin as ("-") negative. Connect remaining wire with 3.5mm plug to the headphone jack on your audio source.
  6. Turn ON/OFF switch at back of right speaker to "ON."
  7. Set "INPUT SELECTOR" switch to audio source.
  8. Turn on audio source
  9. Adjust sound in the following ways: Turn volume control to desired level; push Bass Boost button located on right speaker to "ON" for added bass; push Treble Boost button on right speaker to "ON" for added treble
  10. Operating a microphone through your speakers require an additional 3.5mm plug to 3.5mm plug cable (included). Connect cable with 3.5mm straight plug to right speaker at input marked "MIC" on back of speaker. Plug the remaining 3.5mm L--plug into the mic input on audio source. Connect your microphone to the front of your speakers at "MIC" input (microphone not included)
Hope you have all of the skinny you need, good luck,
please leave a rating, thank you kindly

Apr 27, 2009 | PC Desktops

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No sound on 531s pc


Right click on My Computer and choose properties. Open the device manager tab and begin by checking for flagged hardware devices or unknown hardware devices.

This is most likely a driver issue. Search driver downloads for your model on the manufacturers site. Most onboard audio chipsets are AC`97.
 

Apr 05, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer

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Microphone not working


Make sure the device is not muted in the audio properties of whatever software you are running. Most audio programs will allow you disable it.

You should be able to go to Sounds and Audio devices in the control panel to test. Under the voice tab is a button to test hardware. Check there as well.

Hope this helps.

Jan 28, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4550 PC Desktop

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Drives For Compaq SG3450IL


I think you are referring to Graphic and Audio Drivers for Windows XP Professional.

Graphic XP compatible: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProductID=2800&DwnldID=17178&strOSs=44&OSFullName=Windows*%20XP%20Professional&lang=eng

Audio XP Compatible: ftp://202.65.194.212/pc/audio/WDM_R198.exe

I hope this helps. If you have any more questions, let me know.

Jan 09, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Case only has AC97 front audio connectors. The motherboard (790i ultra sli) only supports HD audio. How can I connect my front panel audio?


If you can get a pin out diagram of both the HD audio connector and the AC97 connector you can build an adapter to connect them.

Howevet the price of Midlevel Soundcards is relatively cheap( I think you could buy a Creative XFi card for less than the cost of the adapter mentioned above) Which would give you the connector you desire plus Surround sound and EAX support.

Hope this helps
Dave

Nov 06, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Trying to reconnect a set of Harman Kardon candlestick computer speakers to a Dell Dimension E520 computer. I got three plugs and dell has 6 holes...what the heck goes where? Nothing I seem to try works...


Hi rjlevesque

For the speakers, you need only connect to the GREEN jack at the back of your computer. It's OK to leave the others blank.

Your two HK speakers will, with one wire, connect to each other and, w/ another wire (usually having a GREEN connector on the end), connect to the computer.

I'm not sure what the 3rd wire is unless it's (1) the power connector or (2) for connecting to a sub-woofer.

Does the speaker set include a sub-woofer? Or does it include a "surround sound" or 3rd speaker?

You can find pics & symbols (the symbols are helpful if your sound card jacks are not color-coded) for (3) of the most common audio connections HERE.

Usually the color of the connector on the wire is matched to the sound card jack w/ the same color. (green to green; pink to pink; blue to blue).

green = speakers
pink = mic
blue = line in

Make sure you are connecting to the active sound connectors - the ones you used b4 the HK speakers.

If you have "integrated audio" (audio that is built into the motherboard) and you have an audio expansion card installed on the computer as well, one may be disabled or not selected in your computer's audio configuration.

If that's the case (that you have two sets of audio jacks to choose from), try connecting the speaker wire from the HK speakers 1st to the green jack (or the jack marked w/ the symbol of a speaker) at the bottom of your computer. (There'll only audio jacks here if there is an audio expansion card installed on your computer.)

If that is the case, there'll be other (usually) colored jacks running horizontally next to the speakers jack.

If you still have no sound, connect the speaker wire to the GREEN jack that is (usually on Dells) up by your PS2 (round - one purple and one green) keyboard and mouse connectors (also at the back of your computer). The other jacks in that set (of audio jacks) will be situated vertical to one another and on the left-most side at the back of your computer.


Please, let us know if this response was helpful for you or, of course, if you have any further questions.

Thank you
BJ

Apr 03, 2008 | PC Desktops

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