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No sound from on board sound device.

By sloowwhand ·
I just finished building a PC and do not get any sound from my speakers. Motherboard is a Soyo K7VTA-Pro, Chipset is VIA KT-133A with 686B AGP. The on board audio is AC-97, Sigmatel AC Codec Chip. Processor is an AMD 1.33 Ghz Athlon Tbird 266 Mhz FSB. The OS is Win98se. Everything is working great except I do not get any sound from my speakers. The speakers work on another PC ok. In BIOS the on board sound chip is enabled. I have installed the correct driver from the MB CD and also downloaded updated drivers from the Soyo-Tech web site and still no sound. Thanks for any help with this.

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by zlitocook In reply to No sound from on board so ...

First off sorry you bought a soyo. I loved that mainboard at the time they came out. It was great with PNP cards and auto setting up DMA and IRQ. I still have the old 300 mghz board that I use on my home computer. But the new ones are vary buggy. Ifyou can buy another mainboard.

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by sloowwhand In reply to No sound from on board so ...

Thank you for responding. But I need a little more than just buy another MB.

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by sloowwhand In reply to No sound from on board so ...

Thank you for responding. But I need a little more than just buy another MB.

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by dmiles In reply to No sound from on board so ...

Check the Devicwe Manager to see if their is a exclamation mark besides the sound or multimedia
Check for any IRQ,DMA,I/O conflicts

Open the Control Panel,then click on the Multimedia icon and make sure that the sound volume is not muted,you should also chec to see if the multimedia is enabled in Windows Setup

Recheck and make sure that you have the audio cable connected from the cd-rom to the sound card

Check the sound board software is installed properly

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by sloowwhand In reply to No sound from on board so ...

Thanks for responding. All of your tips I checked before posting my question. I did check for conflicts in Device Mangaler\No Conflicts there. Sound Volume is not muted. Multimedia is enabled. CDROM audio cable is connected properly. If you read my question, drivers also installed properly. Thanks again.

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by sloowwhand In reply to No sound from on board so ...

Thanks for responding. All of your tips I checked before posting my question. I did check for conflicts in Device Mangaler\No Conflicts there. Sound Volume is not muted. Multimedia is enabled. CDROM audio cable is connected properly. If you read my question, drivers also installed properly. Thanks again.

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by TheChas In reply to No sound from on board so ...

Download the latest audio driver for the 686 chipset from www.viaarena.com

Un-install the sound chip, and any sound applications that installed when you installed the drivers from the CD.
Create a folder for the sound driver on your hard drive, and extract the files.

Boot, and disable the on-board sound.
Clear out what remnants of the sound driver that you can find.
Shut down.
Boot, and enable the sound chip.
When Windows finds the sound chip, point the driver wizzard to the folder with the drivers.

If Windows didn't ask for the Windows CD when you originally installed the sound chip, it should ask for it now.

Chas

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by sloowwhand In reply to No sound from on board so ...

I followed your advice and it did not work. I don't think your advice is faulty.......I think the MB is at fault. I think that your advice would have worked in a normal situation. The 686 driver was the same one that I initially downloaded from the Soyo web site. I even downloaded and installed the famous 4in1 driver from the viaarena site hoping against hope that it would work. Next step is to contact Soyo Tech support. If we determine the MB is faulty then I'll just install a PCI sound card. I am definetly not installing and configuring another MB. Thanks again.

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by blacks In reply to No sound from on board so ...

check to see if the audio cable is connected to
the cd/rom from the mother board.

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by sloowwhand In reply to No sound from on board so ...

Thanks for the tip. Been there..done that.

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