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I have a onkyo 160 and and i have all 7.1 speakers set up fine (everything else plays fine, such as ps3 and xbox360) But i hooked my pc to it through red/white cables (sorry for the terms, im not an audio expert
). I checked the sound controls on my pc and it is all centered, and when i move it all to the right it wont play anything.


Only the surround left, front left, and center will only play (it allso wont play out of surround back left :S )
 

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1. Check your PC sound output by plugging stereo headphones into the speaker output (green jack). Make sure the plug is fully in - if not, tip might be engaging the ring contact instead. If you can hear sound only on one side, something is not right with PC sound.


In fact, I would be sure you did not plug the cable all the way into the PC jack - but then, you would actually be getting your RIGHT signal on your left channel, and it would sound loudest balanced to the right, and silent all the way to the left.


2. Plug the cable going to the receiver into something else with a headphone jack - ipod, cd player, boombox - whatever. See if that works.


Btw, do you have digital audio output on your PC?
 

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Make sure your mini to RCA adapter/cable is stereo and not mono.
 

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Originally Posted by scorrpio /forum/post/18162641


1. Check your PC sound output by plugging stereo headphones into the speaker output (green jack). Make sure the plug is fully in - if not, tip might be engaging the ring contact instead. If you can hear sound only on one side, something is not right with PC sound.


In fact, I would be sure you did not plug the cable all the way into the PC jack - but then, you would actually be getting your RIGHT signal on your left channel, and it would sound loudest balanced to the right, and silent all the way to the left.


2. Plug the cable going to the receiver into something else with a headphone jack - ipod, cd player, boombox - whatever. See if that works.


Btw, do you have digital audio output on your PC?

plugged in all the way... im thinking it is the cable or my sound card, and no digital audio


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Originally Posted by Ratman /forum/post/18163050


Make sure your mini to RCA adapter/cable is stereo and not mono.

how do you tell?
 

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A stereo mini plug will have 3 separate contacts-the Tip, the Ring and the Sleeve (TRS) all separated by insulating bushings.


If it has only 2Tip and Sleeve, the adapter is a mono Y cable and not a stereo connector/ 2 channel adapter.
 
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