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Onboard sound doesn't work

I've a emachine 770 pc.the motherboard went dead and i replaced it with a ASrock P4VM890 motherboard. I changed the agp graphics card for a pci radeon and the psu went after i installed the motherboard. however, the internal wire from the internal speaker doesn't connect properly to the sound connector on the motherboard. this doesn't bother me. the problem is the onboard sound where you connect the speakers seems to play but no sound is coming from the speakers. it has the latest driver as well. using windows vista standard. any ideas?

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  • aidan murphy Sep 26, 2007

    thanks but that will only test if sound is coming out which it isn't.
    is there a setting on the motherboard or jumper for the onboard sound that may need to be cleared and reset?

  • aidan murphy Sep 27, 2007

    sound on motherboard is enabled in the bios and mute hasn't been enabled.
    dxdiag passed ok.
    very strange.....

    any other ideas?

  • aidan murphy Sep 27, 2007

    cable for the mic and headphones located at the front of the pc do not connect properly on the motherboard as they are from a emachines 770 omtherboard and this motherboard is slightly different.that wouldn't effect the onboard soundcard would it?

  • aidan murphy Sep 27, 2007

    sound driver being used is a ac audio 97 integrated.it selects 2-channel audio for speakers.volume is medium.

  • aidan murphy Sep 27, 2007

    well, getting the pci sound card was the last option.thanks for the help techies

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Click search, then type dxdiag, click the sound tab and a diagnostic programme will check your sound driver and report any faults

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    andrew pester Sep 26, 2007

    dxdiag should test drivers for a fault,the only thing to check is that the onboard sound hasn't been dissabled for some strange reason in the bios cmos advanced settings (F2 or Del on boot up).

    I am sure that youve done everything else like checked its not muted and obvious things like that.

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    andrew pester Sep 27, 2007

    No i doubt that that would effect it it just maybe a faulty sound chip, it may be advisable to buy a cheap 2.1 surround pci sound card and give that a go instead.

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First you should verify that your motherboard does not support a 6-channel audio. If it does go to the application that accompanies your sound driver. Modify settings accordingly. for e.g. Sound MAX audio (as a system tray icon) You should connect your speakers to the back panel connections on your motherbaord. Go to control panel > Speech and audio devices > Audio Check that your onboard soud card is selected. Click "Advanced" to see the deatiled setting. Hint: you should keep the volume levels just above the medium.

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