|Off-topic, but... |
Message #4 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 25 May 2003, 5:01 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Dave Trost
I'll try to put my own experience and a bit of knowledge, but it doesn't mean I'm taking your precise situation, O.K.? It's a general view. Let's see; you wrote:
2. ASUS A7V-VM (GAS, GLAS) oem motherboard with onboard sound
3. Onboard sound was VIA, KM133A chipset
4. Phoenix BIOS, recently updated
8. *** I installed PCI Turtle Beach Santa Cruz soundcard
9. I had removed the VIA drivers, and disabled the onboard sound in the BIOS per instructions.
10. Sound works fine for MP3, games
11. No sound from audio CDs, in either the CD RW or DVD – they won’t play in mediaplayer, realsound, etc.
Have you checked for audio cables? Some of them have a different location for ground and signal wires.
12. No sound when I plug headphones in the CD burner drive
This is the "weirdest" symptom of them all. You mean you put an audio CD at the CD recorder and get no sound from its own headphone plug? Id you check if CD is actually "playing"? I mean, does any LED/blinking LED signals it is happening anything?
13. DVDs play OK, sound included, in the DVD drive.
14. CD ROMS seem to read data OK, and I can burn data on a CDR OK.
15. ASUS HP oem motherboard had onboard sound - I disabled in the BIOS.
Have you checked what sort of devices are installed in your O.S. check list? What O.S. are you running?
16. CD ROM jumpers – I have tried leaving them in the motherboard, sound card and disconnected – no difference
17. Games that require sound from CD don't seem to recognize a CD's in the drive.
Seems that logical connections (flat cables) are fine, but you may still have a configuration OR driver problem.
Any ideas? Hate to take this to the shop!
In cases like this, I take a bunch of free time, uninstall everything, remove all boards, and go babe-steps mode ON: one driver and one device at a time. I experienced Plug&PRAY (yes, plug&PRAY) conflict when everything is detected at the same time, but when boards were installed and detected one at a time, interruptions and DMA were satisfactory set at BIOS and correctly followed by O.S. (in this case. MS related O.S.).
Hope this helps a bit... In time: have any HP calculator at home? Office? Anywhere? Ahn?
Luiz C. Vieira - Brazil
(sorry, guys, could not resist...)