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Anyone had problems with audio, only left channel in line out jack is operating, did I misconfigure something or left a jumper somewhere ? I'm using 2 desktop speakers.

I've tried different cables / setup, no help... :no:

Frontpanel (in my Antec Sonata) headphones jack works fine - could it be just a faulty connector ?
 

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hello there,

I noticed this aswell!! But it only seems to effect the Post reporter, once windows has loaded, both left and right work normally. I also can't get ANY beeps from the internal speaker (tried 3 seperate speakers) and my HDD LED light won't flash at all (using promise controller in RAID 0). I'm using BIOS 1010, and other than these very minor issues, my system is working perfectly any advice for us??
 

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Hi Ven0m,

Yes it could easily be a software thing, or maybe a Windows Mixer setting, but usually this is a cabling issue. Your headphones work on the front, great. You're not talking about the jack on the CD ROM, are you? Can you adjust the volume via the speaker icon in the systray, then plug the same headphones into the rear jack, and get sound from both channels?

If you now get stuff on the Right, it's cabling. Maybe you know this already, but except for maybe the mic jack, these should all be 3-conductor stereo jacks, where the 3 conductors are termed "tip, ring, and sleeve".

Usually the user with Left-Channel-Only output problems, has plugged a 2-conductor plug into the jack. This collects the Left Channel sound on the tip fine, but shorts out the ring, which is where the Right Channel sound is. Using proper 3-conductor (stereo) cables and adapters throughout the signal path usually solves the problem.

So if you've still got trouble, check your cables first. If you look at the plug sideways, you should see 2 black bands on it, separating the metal into 3 parts. If you only see one black band, it's a mono cable, which won't work. Sorry if this sounds really elementary, but not everybody reading this message will know audio cabling in detail.

Hope this helps,

-clintfan
 

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Thanks for replying :tongue2:

The problem is on the back of the motherboard, the lime (green, line-out) jack. Cannot get L/R channels with the speakers or headphones, only L.

Cabling is OK, both cable ends in speaker/headphone are identical. With both cables I can get both L/R channels from the front panel of my Sonata connectors. (Not from cd drive- ofcooz)

As for software, I've installed/removed many time, tried all the settings from windows audio and volume properties. All settings are on the middle-center. Also the case is not about 5.1 enviroment setting within drivers... I use and have only speakers connected on the back of the motherboard and occasionally headphones in the front.

Also this is not a codec configuration problem, there are no codecs installed (codec packs etc.) I have tv-card in the blue (line-in) jack and it also has the same problem...

I'm sending the motherboard back to where I bought it...
Or... could just insert a SoundBlaster thingy in and use that pretendending its OK :upset:
 

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Assuming you are pushing the plug in all the way to the jack, then I agree it sounds like the jack is bad, or the output stage of the chip that drives it. Pull the mobo and swap that bad boy out. If you want, do a quick visual check of the jack for any obvious cold solder joints.

Don't use up your precious PCI slots on any product from Soundblaster. If all you need is output, stick with making the onboard sound work. Not trying to start a war here. But if you ever want to bring pristine audio into your computer, get a real audio card; there are plenty to choose from, the Echo Mia is very highly regarded.

-clintfan
 

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...well, not going back easy way--- I've got a SB Live 5.1 bulk on the shelf but it's going to my friends pc... I've had enough trouble from SB to me, yessir !

S'pose I could lookup Echo Mia - if I can get it here in Finland...

Thanks again, clintfan
 

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Finland, eh? Well I suppose you could look at Marian cards, that's closer to where you are. I've got a Prodif Plus, I've been very happy with it, but that's an old card by today's standards, I think the Marc 2 replaced it. You could see if something from that company looks good to you.

Deciding on your price range is really the deal when you go for a better soundcard. You don't need to spend a fortune, but you do need to spend 2X or more the Soundbuster rates. You generally get what you pay for though. But we're getting off into a whole other field here now. Hope this helps,

-clintfan
 

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Gigabyte 8KNXP line out jack, only left channel ?

Hi all,

I have the same audio problem on my Gigabyte 8KNXP (bought in June) like Ven0m. It appears last week and I do not know why.

The following things have been done :

- First try speaker, then headphone (generic), then other Sennheiser headphone (all the devices are operating correctly on my second PC). Same trouble for all, there is only the right audio channel. Cabling is OK as I do not use 5.1 system (I just have a front panel for USB and Audio (Mic/Speakers).

- Secondly I downloaded the last drivers from Realtek. Nothing happened the problem is still there.

- Third Reinstalled WinXP (with Ghost), I still have the Right Channel audio but not the left one.

- Fourth verified the cabling on the motherboard and remove the front panel, put the 3 jumpers to only have the back audio panel.
Nothing happened.

- Fifth I dowloaded the last Bios for my mobo (F6 for Gigabyte 8KNXP) and there is again no changes.

So I deciced to send back the Mobo.

Thanks again.

Mickael


Thanks for replying
 

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An idea came to me that I didn't try before sending the board back where I bought it...

Disconnecting the Antec pc case front panel audioconnectors from motherboard and trying out the green line-out jack after that !

If just 1 connection works at a time. But as far as I think, this couldn't be right... :knife:

Sounds somewhat stupid to me, but does anyone know about this "feature" ??

I was thinking of buying a totally different board since it seen I won't be getting a board back in the next 3-4 weeks, what a bummer :angry2: !!!

Maybe Abit again, it'd be 3rd Abit board for me (bx6.0, bx133-raid...)
:cheers:
 

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If I can comfort you I also tried this alternative disconnecting my PC case front panel audioconnectors from motherboard (Gigabyte 8KNXP - i875) and also put the two jumpers needed to make the rear audio panel conector available.

Sorry but it does not work either.:no:

So do not be disappointed to get back your Mobo, you tried everything you can. :confused:

I think it is a hardware problem, if I exchange my mobo in the warranty conditions I hope the problem will not appear as soon a few month later.:mad:
 
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