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Thanks for your help

Im the guy with the sound jumper problem. thank you for your help thus far. i have the mobo pulled out now. is this problem something i should wait for a answer or should i put it back together without sound. i was shocked how quickly you answered my question earlier and im not sure if the info you need to solve this problem is easy to find or not.

should i keep waiting or search for another solution?

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    jason K Jan 13, 2009

    oh its quite alright im very happy to have tech support. i appreciate any help anyone can offer. do you have a link to the new post so i can watch it? or can you keep me informed? should i rattle the mobo back into the case? are the numbers i gave you relivant?

  • jason K
    jason K Jan 13, 2009

    so if i call lenovo i should ask for what case i have? and from this info i can figure out how to set the jumpers?

    just to be clear i had this working then took out the jumpers and cant remeber where they go back in and now its not working.

    what are "the front pannel pins"?

  • jason K
    jason K Jan 13, 2009

    so there is no concrete way to get a diagram for these to work. even with the case info?

  • jason K
    jason K Jan 14, 2009

    i wish i could but i have tried 2 different sound cards and to no avail


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I am trying to download the pdf file now. I had to leave for lunch but i am back at it now. And getting somewhere i think i found the pdf file i needed

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    Dan rogers Jan 13, 2009

    Well i finally got the pdf files downloaded but nothing shows about the front sound panel. So i have posted this problem in the "experts lounge" I hope someone in there can help us out. I'm sorry for the time this is taking and I am trying to do everything i can.

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    Dan rogers Jan 13, 2009

    This is the link to the forum. I am still looking though so don't give up all hope yet

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Jan 13, 2009

    I have found the solution!!!!! And the reason this was so hard to find... The reason we cannot find this anywhere is because this motherboard was made for a specific line of cases. These cases have a plug that plugs into the front panel pins. That is why there is no diagram on how to set these. To find out what case you need you will have to contact lenovo (sorry) as i cannot find this information. 

    Please don't forget to rate this solution accordingly!

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Jan 13, 2009

    Sorry i just saw the last part the only numbers you need to look up this board are = FRU-49P4384 This is the model number of your motherboard

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Jan 13, 2009

    The front panel pins control the lights switches and sometimes audio. You can get these to work again without the plug but you will just have to play around with the pins until you find the ones that work

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Jan 13, 2009

    Maybe if you had the case info. Actually never thought of that.

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Jan 14, 2009

    another way around this sound jumper problem would be just to install a sound card. They are pretty cheap and shouldn't be too bad to install the drivers.


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