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By yiotie ·
Hi
On an ASUS A7M266 mainboard i run win 98SE (This new PC came out after merging 2 old PCs).
and the problem is that i can not get any sound out of it.
First I installed everything from the mainboard CD, then i downloaded the latest audio drivers from the ASUS site, but still no sound coming out of the speakers.
Finaly i added a PCI 4.1 sound blaster card . installed the drivers, but still no sound.
Any ideas please?
Thanks
Yiotie

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by HereInOz In reply to Audio probs

Perhaps a silly question but have you tested the speakers on another machine? If they are powered speakers, is the plug pack in the power socket securely (& not faulty) and is it the right plug pack - re voltage and polarity. Stupid questions I know but I can't think of much else.

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by CG IT In reply to Audio probs

First to check is the mainboard BIOS and that the onboard audio is enabled. Access the mainboard BIOS during the POST and make sure the onboard audio is enabled. [note: Since you added a sound card, the mainboard BIOS must be disabled for the add oncard to work.

Next is that it's possible the master volume control has been muted, though the default is "always on". open the control panel and click on the sounds and mutimedia Icon. Down in the lower right hand corner you'll see a little yellow speaker icon. If it's circle and a red line through it, it's muted. Just click on the icon to unmute.Make sure the volume level is sufficent to hear something from the speakers.

Next is a problem with the driver installation. Again, open the control panel and click on the system icon. On the system properties page click on hardware/device manager. In the list of devices, expand Sounds,video and game controllers. If there is a yellow exclamation mark on the audio codecs, drivers listed. Reinstall your drivers.

Another possibility is that the speakers aren't pluged into the right port, sounds stupid but best to always check. For your onboard audio, the audio out port is the green port, audio in is the blue port, microphone is the pink port.

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by TheChas In reply to Audio probs

Make sure that you are using powered speakers.

Almost NO current sound card, and every on-board sound system DOES NOT have an audio output amplifier.
Many cannot even drive headphones.

You need amplified speakers to get sound out.

Chas

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