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By ffontan1 ·
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I have a sound card "BUILT-IN ON MOTHERBOARD" with [out,in, and mic.]
When I plug the two speakers into the "OUT" they do not work
but when I plug them into "IN" they will work. I
have Windows XP Home. Do you know what could be causing this?

1) Motherboard k7s5a socket "A" with AMD CPU 2200+ 512MB MEMORY.
2) 120GIG MATOX,
3) 56X-CR-ROM,
4) 48X12X48 CDRW-COM

Sound cable a big block plug w/ [pin 1 red], [pin 2 and 3 gnd.], [pin 4 blk.] from cd-rom
to motherboard end is samll white plug w/ [pin 1 red], [pin 2 and 3 gnd.], [pin 4 blk.]

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by Ann777 In reply to Sound cable

Who is the manufacturer of your systemboard?

The sound cable is standard for the cd-rom to systemboard... that should not be the problem.

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OUT devices should be speakers; anything the computer would send sound "out" on.

IN devices should be microphones, tape recorder, record player, musical cd devices, etc.; anything the computer could accept sound from. In your case, you have a separate MIC jack that is for Microphones.

WinXP has nothing to do with this either.

Your systemboard may have jumpers that are reversed or crossed. Who put together the system... and has it always worked this way?

Check your systemboard manual... or provide us with the manufacturer name and model info so that we can check further on what may be going on there.

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by TheChas In reply to Sound cable

Assuming that this is an ECS K7S5A, looking at the back of the PC, starting at the end near the COMM ports, the audio jacks should be:
Out, In, Mic

The out jack is 'normally' green.

I am not aware of any software or configuration settings to redefine the jacks on a 'standard' motherboard sound system.

I have seen several motherboards where connections for the built-in sound were mis-labeled.

If your speakers work when connected to the 'line-in' jack, then, I would simply accept it as a design error.

Chas

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