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post #1 of 5 Old 06-09-2001, 08:57 PM - Thread Starter
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I had a weird experience earlier today with my SB Live Value card. Noticing I did not have a CD-audio adapter between my sound card and the DVD-ROM drive, I took a spare adapter, and connected the devices.

To my dismay, upon bootup, the sound card went to fizz... All I would get was static-audio out of my speakers. I verified this with another pair of cheap speakers to the same fate, and switching PCI slots did not help either. ARGH!

To further look int this, I placed another SB Live card into this system, to determine whether the card or motherboard could have been at fault. But this other card ran OK.

Any ideas what could have caused this? I couldn't imagine something as elementary as placing an audio cable into a device could fizzle out a sound card.

FWIW, the motherboard I was using was a MSI 6321 motherboard (Via 694X chipset).

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Almost exact same thing happened to me. I had just gotten new speakers (Logitech SR-30, which I no longer use... but that's another story). So I unplugged the old $15 ones that came with my PC. And plugged in these (with computer on, which probably was the greatest idea), I plugged them in while they were in the "on" position. I heard a screaching sound. Then all my audio was distorted from then on. I thought I might of connected the speakers wrong, so I connected them to the audio output of my H+ (all cabling the same) and they were fine. So I had to buy a new soundcard, the one that got fried was an onboard adapter.

I didn't think it should have done this, but it did.

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-10-2001, 11:37 AM
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Zoltrix Nightingale Pro 6. Great card. Digital in and out, AC3, 6 channel 5.1 speaker support, and has very simple and efficient drivers. Check it out. http://www.inpax.com/acatalog/nightpro6.htm
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Check the pin out labels on both sound cards. Sounds like the ground pin and one of the channels were reversed.

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Zoltrix Nightingale Pro 6. Great card. Digital in and out, AC3, 6 channel 5.1 speaker support, and has very simple and efficient drivers. Check it out. http://www.inpax.com/acatalog/nightpro6.htm
How is this card under windows 2000?
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