Hi, I have a win XP with Asus motherboard, For some reason realtek will not reconize the front inputs. All of the conections have been confirmed. The mic and earphone work in the rear plugs. I have tried most standard fixes, inculding 2 different computer service men. Any ideas?
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Re: Front ear and Mic plugs not working
I assume they checked to see that the front ports were hooked to the header on the mobo? In some cases you have 2 plugs on the header, one marked AC 97 and the other marked HD Audio. Make sure the correct one is selected in the bios. Also, on some Asus mobo you can disable the front panel audio in the bios. Check that also.
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Pin 1 Left MIC-IN Pin 1 right GROUND Pin 2 Left MIC VVC (or MIC Power, or MIC BIAS) Pin 2 Right empty Pin 3 Left R EAR (or R OUT) Pin 3 Right R RETURN Pin 4 Ground or Empty Pin 4 Right empty Pin 5 Left L EAR (or L OUT) Pin 5 Right L RETURN
This arrangement should apply to both the HD AA/FP or the Standard AC'97 Headers.
Open up your case.
You should see cables running from the front panel to the motherboard. On the motherboard you will see a multi-pin connector. What is your exact ASUS motherboard model? Here's a generic ASUS one. You will see this on the motherboard where the front panel connects to the board. A bunch of pins will terminate here.
Notice the pin labelled MIC. You will see GND etched on the motherboard. Use this to orient yourself. The Mic one is just below the GND pin. Connect it here. Notice the entire top row is devoted to FP_Audio or Front panel Audio. There are other places to connect it (e.g., if you just want stereo sound, there's a left and right FP_R and FP_L).
Move the mic connector over to the Mic pin if there is one. If not, you can get a cable at your local computer supply shop. As you can tell from the others, they are very basic wires with simple terminals.
Hi I am Vortash it sounds to me that this is linked to the realtek program off shutting off the speakers when the earphones are attatched , it is confusing the Mic plug on one channel as a speaker plug .. check in the advanced section of your mixer settings that you have not got the box ticked that says treat all inputs the same .. and the other that says mute rear when front plugged in ? as does mine .. ( same system that was my problem yours may be diffrent ) if this fails uninstall your realtek drivers and uncheck the realtek devices in device manager unistall them and rebboot the computer installing new drivers .. hope this helps regards Vortash
The Board have three sound port one for rear one for front and one for mic plug in the mic pin into the mic port red colored. Then go to the realtek control panel located in the taskbar like a red speaker open it and go to the I/O options and the mic options turn on front mic.
Hi ragnar590, Please go over pages 5-12 to 5-17 in your manual. Allow Realtek's auto jack-sensing software to detect your sound jack. If this software is not installed, install it. (Double check your speaker system by plugging into another PC). If after doing all this & you still have intermittent sound, either the jack coming off the board is bad or the onboard sound chip is bad. The Asus P5ND2-SLI was made in 2005 & is no longer in warranty. You can also try setting up the front panel audio coming off the board if your case has front or side audio/mic jacks. See page 2-31 in your manual. It this options works than the problem is with the rear sound jack. If this does not give you sound than the audio chip is the problem. Suggest you buy a PCI sound card & disable the onboard ALC850 within the bios.
Creat a folder on your desktop & name it Audio.
Click the + sign next to Audio. If you are using Win XP home or Pro download, Realtek ALC655 AC''97 Audio Driver V3.66 for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP(WHQL)/2003. File size 24.17MB. Save file 32b366.zip in the folder you created. The file 32b366.zip must be uncompressed before you can install it. If you do not have winzip please download this program for free from the link below. Install winzip into your PC. http://www.download.com/WinZip/3000-2250_4-10003164.html?tag=pop.software Once the file 32b366.zip has been uncompressed you can install the software. If you have more questions feel free to ask. Good Luck & have a Great Weekend! Mike