Reformated desktop, now only one speaker works

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by dano, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. dano

    dano OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2006
    Messages:
    42,307
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Far enough outside Detroit
    I reformated my desktop and put a fresh copy of XP on it since it's been freezing up like 3 times an hour. It froze once yesterday after the reformat, so I think it's hardware. Anyways, that's not my big issue.

    I've tried getting both speakers to work when hooked up to my desktop and I am getting nowhere. Only the right one and sub work on the desktop but when hooked to the laptop both plus the sub are just fine.

    I tried a few different drivers for the Realtek AC97 and nothing changes. I believe the right one is WDM A406 but it doesn't do jack.

    I also jiggled the speaker connection at the back of the tower while music was playing to see if it was a loose connection but that didn't do a thing either.

    Is there something else I can try or is this soundcard probably just toast by coincidence?
     
  2. mobbarley

    mobbarley Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2005
    Messages:
    9,256
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Sydney
    check all of the left-right balance sliders in the soundcard control panel / windows audio mixer thingamajig?
     
  3. dano

    dano OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2006
    Messages:
    42,307
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Far enough outside Detroit
    Shoulda mentioned I've done that too. It's all set properly.
     
  4. trouphaz

    trouphaz New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    0
    wax in one ear? maybe a cockroach crawled in one ear and is laying a bunch of eggs in your brain?
     
  5. 7960

    7960 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2004
    Messages:
    60,415
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New England
    the plugs on everything are pushed ALL the way in?

    do you have other speakers you can use to test?
     
  6. dano

    dano OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2006
    Messages:
    42,307
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Far enough outside Detroit
    The speakers work 100% perfect when plugged into the laptop with the same line.

    I have unplugged and plugged the line into the back of the tower 11ty billion times. I know it's in there. I even tried wiggling the line while music played to see if the left speaker would make any noise and it didn't.

    No other speakers here to test with. This desktop has been playing these speakers for over a year now, I know they work (well worked) fine together.
     
  7. zanyspy_dude

    zanyspy_dude King of teh n00bz

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    4,473
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Very weird. I'd check in the hole of the sound card, but other than that likely it's toast. You could do a live ubuntu to make sure that it's not windows, but it sounds like the card mmight be gone :(
     
  8. dano

    dano OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2006
    Messages:
    42,307
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Far enough outside Detroit
  9. zanyspy_dude

    zanyspy_dude King of teh n00bz

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    4,473
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN

Share This Page