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Only left channel sound from sound card?

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Only left channel sound from sound card?

zack247
I recently installed a Creative AudioPCI ES1371 sound card, i had it in another pc and i never had any problems with it, but when i put it in my new one only the left channel is working. Any ideas as to why? the older computer ran windows xp, and my new one runs windows 7. it installed the drivers via the preconfigured drivers folder, is that why it isn't working right?

there is sound coming from my right channel, but compared to the left channel you cant even hear it. should i pull out the card and check the solder points for shorts?
What could be wrong? is it the drivers or the card itself?
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    zack247

    i tried it with headphones and the right channel audio is there but its a lot quieter than the left channel. on 8ohm speakers it sounds as if its not there. should i just get a new sound card instead?

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    Michael Jay

    to put the card back in the XP unit and see if it still works there now?

    That could answer the question if it is the card or not.

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    santeewelding

    If you are "in" a place, you do what you do "in" that place. When you enter, you go "into" that place, as though through a door.

    We all do "in", as well as, "into", as though through a door. Pays to know the difference, I think.

    Scott did both.

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    AnsuGisalas

    that particular windmill took the field between one and eight centuries ago...

    Typologically too, it is a commonplace for languages to conflate illative and inessive, compared to elative - see, latin does it too: "in-coming" and "in-being" but "outcoming" (an assimilation process makes in+lative to be illative, the x of ex-lative disappearing is due to phonesthetics I guess).

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    santeewelding

    I be talking about a guy we knew and appreciated who blew his brains out.

    Your input, while appreciated in its place, has at this point, no place.

    Sorry.

    You are not the only who has command -- aye, supremacy -- of the tongue. Keep it.

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    Ah,

    AnsuGisalas

    an inheritance. Thank you for sharing.

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    zack247

    any way i can set the sound options to play in mono so that i can just hook the speakers all up to one channel of audio?

    btw after double checking, it is in fact the card, and i made a mistake, while i was double checking, i noticed it is the LEFT channel audio that wasn't working, i have the speakers wired up backwards so i didn't know what was what.

    but back to the main question:
    can i set the audio settings so that the sound is played in mono and not stereo? or should i just go get a new sound card?

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    Michael Jay

    your own sound settings to find if you can set it to mono. On this XP unit, here I cannot set for mono.

    I would say that the card itself is your problem, the left channel is not putting out and you are just hearing a bleed-thru from the right.

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    zack247

    just get a different card then?
    i have a friend that has a bunch of sound cards, i'll see if he has one i can use.

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    Michael Jay

    and one that has Win 7 specific drivers would be the best choice.

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    seanferd

    and any other connectors to the card, and anything nearby you may have loosened.

    Update the driver from the vendor site with one for Win 7.

    Does the Win 7 hardware compatibility list like this card?

    Check card and/or system board vendors' sites for compatibility between the devices.

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    zack247

    I reseated the card, but i cannot find a driver on the site for my card, not even under the archived product lists...

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    AnsuGisalas

    Most hardware is not.
    Most older hardware certainly isn't.

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    zack247

    i dont know if it is or not, i cant find it on the manufacturers webiste.

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    Who Am I Really

    because the Drivers are not usually WHQL signed due to the simple fact that Creative says:

    Stuff yer DRM schemes, we won't support it in our cards or drivers

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    robo_dev

    as long as the left-right balance adjustment is correct in the volume-control app, then it's a hardware issue. If the channel is working at all, then the simplest solution is to just adjust the balance control so the sound output is even.

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    Who Am I Really

    the title of my comment was
    Winders doesn't like Creative cards

    because the Drivers are not usually WHQL signed due to the simple fact that Creative says:

    Stuff yer DRM schemes, we won't support it in our cards or drivers

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    seanferd

    Yep. Q&A format leaves something to be desired.

    Good for Creative. I liked their stuff when I used it. (If I could just find an ISA slot in this machine...)

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    zack247

    seanferd creative makes pci and pcie sound cards now too, but if you ask me i think the older ones are so much nicer.

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    zack247

    i tried it with headphones and the right channel audio is there but its a lot quieter than the left channel. on 8ohm speakers it sounds as if its not there. should i just get a new sound card instead?

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    Michael Jay

    to put the card back in the XP unit and see if it still works there now?

    That could answer the question if it is the card or not.

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    santeewelding

    If you are "in" a place, you do what you do "in" that place. When you enter, you go "into" that place, as though through a door.

    We all do "in", as well as, "into", as though through a door. Pays to know the difference, I think.

    Scott did both.

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    0 Votes
    AnsuGisalas

    that particular windmill took the field between one and eight centuries ago...

    Typologically too, it is a commonplace for languages to conflate illative and inessive, compared to elative - see, latin does it too: "in-coming" and "in-being" but "outcoming" (an assimilation process makes in+lative to be illative, the x of ex-lative disappearing is due to phonesthetics I guess).

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    santeewelding

    I be talking about a guy we knew and appreciated who blew his brains out.

    Your input, while appreciated in its place, has at this point, no place.

    Sorry.

    You are not the only who has command -- aye, supremacy -- of the tongue. Keep it.

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    0 Votes

    Ah,

    AnsuGisalas

    an inheritance. Thank you for sharing.

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    0 Votes
    zack247

    any way i can set the sound options to play in mono so that i can just hook the speakers all up to one channel of audio?

    btw after double checking, it is in fact the card, and i made a mistake, while i was double checking, i noticed it is the LEFT channel audio that wasn't working, i have the speakers wired up backwards so i didn't know what was what.

    but back to the main question:
    can i set the audio settings so that the sound is played in mono and not stereo? or should i just go get a new sound card?

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    0 Votes
    Michael Jay

    your own sound settings to find if you can set it to mono. On this XP unit, here I cannot set for mono.

    I would say that the card itself is your problem, the left channel is not putting out and you are just hearing a bleed-thru from the right.

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    zack247

    just get a different card then?
    i have a friend that has a bunch of sound cards, i'll see if he has one i can use.

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    0 Votes
    Michael Jay

    and one that has Win 7 specific drivers would be the best choice.

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    0 Votes
    seanferd

    and any other connectors to the card, and anything nearby you may have loosened.

    Update the driver from the vendor site with one for Win 7.

    Does the Win 7 hardware compatibility list like this card?

    Check card and/or system board vendors' sites for compatibility between the devices.

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    zack247

    I reseated the card, but i cannot find a driver on the site for my card, not even under the archived product lists...

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    0 Votes
    AnsuGisalas

    Most hardware is not.
    Most older hardware certainly isn't.

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    zack247

    i dont know if it is or not, i cant find it on the manufacturers webiste.

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    0 Votes
    Who Am I Really

    because the Drivers are not usually WHQL signed due to the simple fact that Creative says:

    Stuff yer DRM schemes, we won't support it in our cards or drivers

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    1 Votes
    robo_dev

    as long as the left-right balance adjustment is correct in the volume-control app, then it's a hardware issue. If the channel is working at all, then the simplest solution is to just adjust the balance control so the sound output is even.

    +
    1 Votes
    Who Am I Really

    the title of my comment was
    Winders doesn't like Creative cards

    because the Drivers are not usually WHQL signed due to the simple fact that Creative says:

    Stuff yer DRM schemes, we won't support it in our cards or drivers

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    0 Votes
    seanferd

    Yep. Q&A format leaves something to be desired.

    Good for Creative. I liked their stuff when I used it. (If I could just find an ISA slot in this machine...)

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    zack247

    seanferd creative makes pci and pcie sound cards now too, but if you ask me i think the older ones are so much nicer.