Hi Steve You don't
say which Operating System you use, so my answer will be presented in general,
Windows terms. If yours is a non-Windows Operating System and my answer seems
to be of some relevance to you, please consider applying the logic and
principles involved here to your own Operating System and, if in doubt, please
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Answers, Guidelines , How-Tos and Solutions. You also don't say if you are using the on-board sound or a separate, dedicated PCI Audio/Sound Card.
Pin connections on the motherboard relate to the Front Panel Audio Connectors on the front of your Computer only.
If no audio device is showing on your Operating System's desktop, then this is an Audio Driver or Audio Device Settings problem, rather than a motherboard Front Audio Panel Header Pin Settings issue.
Start > (My) Computer > (System Properties) View System Settings > Device Manager
This will tell you if the Audio/Sound Device is installed and functioning properly and if the Audio/Sound Driver is installed properly. If a yellow question or exclamation mark appears next to the Audio/Sound Device, then there is a settings anomaly, fault, error or conflict with the device and/or its Driver.AUDIO DEVICE SETTINGS
For your Audio/Sound Device to function properly, it must be set as the Default Device:
Start > Control Panel > (Hardware and Sound) Sounds and Audio Devices > (Manage Audio Devices) Audio > click on the preferred Default Playback device > Apply > OK > restart computer.AUDIO
/SOUND DRIVER PROBLEMS
Re-install the correct Audio/Sound Driver that relates to BOTH the device and your Operating System, then restart the computer. Install the Audio/Sound Driver either from the motherboard's Drivers and utilities CD or from here:http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2323#dl
Please note that this motherboard supports only Win 95/Win 98/Win 98SE/Win ME/Win 2000/Win NT/Win Server 2003 (32 Bit)/Win Server 2003 (64 Bit)/Win XP (32 Bit)/Win XP (64 Bit) and possibly also some Linux Distros (Operating Systems). If your Operating System is not included in this list, then it is highly probable that no Audio/Sound Drivers exist for that Operating System.
If this is the case, then consider buying and installing an inexpensive, basic 5.1 or 7.1 PCI Sound Card that is pre-confirmed as being compatible with your Operating System.
For motherboard pin settings diagrams, download the manual for this motherboard from here:http://www.retrevo.com/support/Gigabyte-GA-K8VT800-manual/id/23286ag203/t/2/MOTHERBOARD FRONT PANEL AUDIO HEADER SETTINGSPin 1 Left is usually MIC INPin 2 Left is usually MIC BIAS/MIC PWR/MIC 5VPin 3 Left is usually OUT RIGHTPin 4 Left is usually GROUND/GRD
Pin 5 Left is usually OUT LEFT Pin 1 Right is usually MIC GROUND/GRDPin 2 Right is usually Empty/BlankPin 3 Right is usually RIGHT RETURNPin 4 Right is usually Empty/BlankPin 5 Right is usually LEFT RETURN
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