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Old 07-05-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
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No audio
Starting today, I am getting no audio. My computer thinks everything's fine--no error messages, and activity on the volume mixers. I just don't get any sound from the speakers. I tried different speakers and headphones, to no avail. I thought it started when I was in the case to put in a new fan, but that might be a coincidence. I tried messing with the HD audio cable, but since that only connects the front panel audio, it shouldn't be the culprit. I was afraid my jacks might have gone bad--can you replace mobo jacks?--but I get the same static sound whether from the rear jacks or the fronts. Plus, the computer knows when I plug something into the jacks, so that's encouraging.

Now, I did a system restore to early this morning (the only restore point, unfortunately, but I definitely had sound after that time), and I reinstalled the drivers on my mobo disc. I then downloaded the newest drivers from Asus. Nothing.

Motherboard: Asus P8P67-M
Driver: Realtek Audio V51006196

Now, if your answer is get a sound card, you may be right. But, I would like to not sweep this under the rug if I can help it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:20 AM   #2
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Re: No audio
Did you check your Control Panel under "Hardware and Sound --> Sound --> Manage Audio Devices?" The HDMI output on newer video cards carries sound as well as video and your computer might have selected the HDMI port as the default output device.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:15 AM   #3
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Re: No audio
Yeah, it's on Speakers, but that's interesting. I was thinking I might have to hope I could get someone (manufacturer or ASUS) to trade me a motherboard (which seems to be the solution for others with this problem), but maybe I could buy speakers with an HDMI input. I ultimately won't be able to use a physical sound card if I plan to go SLI, but if the video card carries it, maybe that would work.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:11 PM   #4
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Re: No audio
This may sound silly, but are you sure you plugged the speaker cable into the right hole... ie the green one?

Some motherboards have an off green and a green speaker port.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:39 PM   #5
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Re: No audio
Yeah, I've tried them all. It was working just fine until yesterday. I've found a thread where a lot of people with this board or a similar one have been having the issue. They've had to resort to a new board to solve it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:17 PM   #6
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Yeah, I've tried them all. It was working just fine until yesterday. I've found a thread where a lot of people with this board or a similar one have been having the issue. They've had to resort to a new board to solve it.
Wow... that is really shitty.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:45 PM   #7
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I'm trying to angle an RMA from newegg though I am literally two days over the limit. They require the whole system back. I figure even if they say yes, I'd rather spend $100 at Fry's for a new board (iBUY may let me swap the boards--I'm on with them now).
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