Hello. I just got a brand new custom built computer, only to find out that when I plug my stereo speakers into the back lime green port, I get almost nonexistent sound. I plug them into the front lime green port, and they work perfectly. Is something wrong with the back audio jack, or do I not have something plugged in correctly? Thanks in advance.
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Normally one would think something is wrong but if you look at page 2-23 in you're manual you'll see you're using the wrong plug-in (Lime green) (Rear). Plug you're spreaker jack into the (Black sound out jack). See if that makes a differance?
To fine tune you're sound you can open Asus/RealTek sound effect manager listed in control manager. This program has connector sensing software & other goodies.
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In many cards, the microphone connector will be pink, the speakers or line out or headphone will be lime green, and the stereo line in will be light blue. Additional jacks may be present on newer soundcards for rear and mid surround speakers.
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
Be sure you plugged the plugs into the right ports on the back of the stereo.
From the computer: ensure you plugged the cables into the Auxilary Out, or Out jacks of the sound card.
On the stereo: ensure you plugged the cables into any open set of Auxilary In jacks.
Once you verify your cables are plugged in correctly, verify the input on the stereo is set properly. Set your stereo's source or input to "Auxilary" or "Auxilary 1 or 2." This allows the stereo to pull input from the cables running into the appropriately selected Auxilary source.
That should help hopefully.
If you still can't get sound, double check your computer's sound card settings and be sure the sound card is working properly.
You can test your speakers by plugging the lime wire into a headphone socket of something that plays OK.
You can test your computer by plugging headphones into the lime coloured socket.
You need to figure out which is not working then fix that.
The speakers themselves don't need drivers, but the sound card in the computer does. If yours are missing you can find them online. If this is a name-brand computer, visit the manufacturer's website and follow the link to support and downloads. For a home-built or custom-built machine, you will want to get drivers from the motherboard manufacturer if the sound is integrated, or the sound card maker if it's a separate card. Since you don't give the brand of computer I can't give you any specific links, but a few minutes searching on the Web will give you the URL.
If the drivers are installed and Windows recognizes the sound card, but you just don't get sound, be sure the speakers are plugged in to the right jack, the sound card settings are correct, and that the speakers have the right power connected. Sometimes it's easy to overlook the obvious things.
I'm assuming you have the little jacks for the speakers to plug into.... As crazy as this sounds, make sure you have the speakers plugged into the right jack. The icons by the jacks are not all that clear. You might have the speakers plugged into the "Line In" jack? I've done it myself and I'm a Computer Engineer!
it sounds like the headphones shorted out the usb on your system, you might try some speakers that are not usb and see what you come up with,,,also check and make sur your sound isnt muted on the master control for the volume
Looking at the manual
page 3 of the pdf says
Connect the lime green 3.5mm stereo cable (hardwired into the right
satellite) to the lime green input labeled ?FRONT? on your sound card.
So your right speaker should have a cable with a green end that plugs into your standard audio out jack
If you have multiple outputs and don't know which you are set up for, then turn the speakers on and up, put a long song on, and plug that green wire into every jack on the PC!
If you've got no other issues you'll hear something!