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How do i change the input line (blue) and input mic (pink) to outputs to hook up 5.1 surround sound i am using windows xp with soundmax sound card green is the color on the back of the pc for output in case you needed to know that thanks in advance j

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I don't think that there is any way to reroute the inputs to outputs.

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This is a widely accepted color standard for computer sound card input and output jacks, but connector colors may vary between different brands. If you think you have a nonstandard card, consult your soundcard's manual or the manufacturer's web site before making any connections.

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All computers have a line in and out input at the back of the tower . I 'm not familiar with your machine but if you can't find the inputs , go to the Device manager and check the sound, video and games controller .
Maybe it's only a question of driver and go then for an update from there . If you don't find the controller , you 'll need to purchase a sound card ( pci or vga ) .
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GREEN -- if you have a headset, or you have external speakers, connect it here,
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