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Sound issues I have two ports for speakers: one on the front of the computer and one on the back. The one on the front works perfectly, but the one on the back gets dull sound. It still plays audio, but it is much quieter. I have the volume maxed completely. I was thinking maybe the motherboard is defective, since the back port is integrated audio. Any suggestions?

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  • antlob Jul 18, 2008

    I've tried the speaker cord in every out. It only semi-works in the line one.

  • antlob Jul 18, 2008

    It only semi-works in the lime/light green out. I think the jack may be defective, but I really dont know too much about motherboards so Im not sure.

  • antlob Jul 19, 2008

    I can't seem to find that.

  • antlob Jul 19, 2008

    Chris, that sounds look a good idea, but that means I won't be able to use earphones when i need to?


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Disconect cable to front ports

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Both ports are integrated audio, both feed off the motherboard, the front ones come off a combo header with hd power lights,
on the back you should have 4 speaker out (surround sound), line in, mic in, 4usb2, 1firewire, 1ethernet, 1parallel, 1vga, 1rgb, 1ps2 keyboard, 1ps2 mouse
Sound issues - fffaab4.jpg try a different speaker out,
you may be attached to one of the fillin ports for speakers that go behind you in surround sound
pink is mic
light blue is line in
light green is headphone/plain stereo
yellow is subwoofer
dark grey is wide
light grey is rear

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    AlmostBob Jul 18, 2008

    from a workmate,

    try also the surround sound balance settings in the control panel sound applet.

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    AlmostBob Jul 22, 2008

    Sorry for the delay, in reply

    If you dont have surround sound options in Control Panel for your onboard sound, the drivers are possibly missing, or damaged. Even on-board sound has drivers, that should be available from the motherboard makers support pages for download. Cant be sure, 50% chance, that the right drivers will enable features and volume controls and give you the proper sound.

    D'Os Vdanye

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    AlmostBob Jul 29, 2008

    Chris solution is not a solution

    • Dr My arm is broken

    • Then lets break your leg as well get the audio drivers, and any others you may not have installed, which are listed separately to the motherboard drivers,

    Many surround sound outputs are supposed to go into amplifiers


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