Asus A7N8X DL Motherboard - no sound

  SmiffyF4 17:16 27 Jul 03
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Have recently built a new machine using the above board. Everything is working well with the exception that there is no sound from the in-built Nvidia system. The POST speech report doesn't work although enabled in the BIOS. Have tried alternative jumper positions on the board.
Any ideas????

  DieSse 17:32 27 Jul 03

Is this no sound from the ports at the back, or the ports at the front?

  SmiffyF4 17:57 27 Jul 03

This is no sound from the ports at the back - the case (Lian Li) doesn't suport front sound outlets.

  Rayuk 18:03 27 Jul 03

What speakers do you have?

  DieSse 18:09 27 Jul 03

Check the jumpers on the motherboard that switchg the sound from the rear connectors to the front connectors.

Check your speakers elsewhere.

Check your speakers are plugged into the top (green) motherboard socket - and fully plugged in, and switched on and turned up.

Sorry to sound a bit basic, but it's better to ask the obvious as well as other things.

Check in the BIOS that on-board sound is activated.

Have you loaded the motherboard drivers for the sound?

  SmiffyF4 08:14 28 Jul 03

Speakers are Boston which were working when they were unplugged from my old machine. The drivers have been loaded and the BIOS is activated.
The MB features a speech POST report which I understand should work through the basic case speaker - it doesn't.

  DieSse 08:54 28 Jul 03

"should work through the basic case speaker - it doesn't."

Many cases no longer have speakers, just beepers - not sure what would happen under those circumstances. As this could always be a different issue, check that you have the case sounder on the right connections to the motherboard.

If everything else is as you say, the inescapable conclusion is that you've made an error in your checking or the motherboard is faulty - even if only in the area of the speaker connector.

  Rayuk 17:27 28 Jul 03

The mb post voice comes through your external speakers.How many plugs have you for your speakers?

  SmiffyF4 18:16 28 Jul 03

Just the one plug for 2 speakers and a sub-woofer.

  Rayuk 19:31 28 Jul 03

Have you tried plugging it in each connection without any success.
Should just go straight into the line out,are you using WinXP if so go to sounds and check settings.

  DieSse 20:32 28 Jul 03

Sorry to state the obvious again, but a number of times I've seen these mini-jackplugs not go right into the socket without a good firm push - there should be no visible metal from the jack showing - if there is, it ain't right in.

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