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06-Jul-2012, 10:51 AM #1
Solved: Voices not Working
I can't hear voice when I play DVDs or videos or anything of that nature.

In files where it's just voice, like voicemail, I hear nothing. In files where it's combined voice and background like imbedded video (some) it sounds like a VHS tape being played in fastforward. In DvDs I hear background music, sound effects, etc., but not voices.

I get that this is a channel issue, at least I think it's a channel issue, I just don't know how to fix it.

My sound card is onboard crapola, it's RealTek from about 2005. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers and things of that nature, and I got nothing, so a more specific fix would be most appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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06-Jul-2012, 11:18 AM #2
Have you installed the update sound driver 2009 and the chip set drivers. Install chip set first and re start the PC and then the sound driver.

http://support.gateway.com/us/en/ema...1&modelId=1342
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06-Jul-2012, 11:36 AM #3
God, I forgot about that emachines. My computer sucks but it's not that emachines anymore.

I had a computer built.

I have an ASUS m2v motherboard that's about 5 years old.
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06-Jul-2012, 11:39 AM #4
Might be a good idea to change your info then.

Have you been to the Asus site and used Auto detect and see if there are any updates

http://support.asus.com/download/opt...uage=en&type=1
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06-Jul-2012, 12:49 PM #5
Updated audio driver, updated chipset, working on bios update when I have time later to figure out why it didn't work for now I am taking the kids to the beach (gasp outside, oh no!) Also updated computer information on my profile.

Thank you for your assistance so far, and I'll tell you, when I work out the bios update it will (hopefully) fix another problem I was having with my video card crashing

Will work on it more when I get back. I think this is a surround sound issue, but I don't know how to fix it yet, and it's not even set for surround sound, just stereo headset.
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07-Jul-2012, 04:00 PM #6
Updated as far as I can tell and still no love, I know that this is going to turn out to be something stupid. :/

I don't know if the Bios updater did anything or if in order to update the bios I need to create a boot disk.
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10-Jul-2012, 12:00 PM #7
Still working on this, no luck. Maybe I need a new video card?
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11-Jul-2012, 09:58 PM #8
New headset fixed the problem. I meant maybe I need a new sound card, but that wasn't it either, I have a splitter on my audio and I think that if I connect my old headset directly to the jack that might have worked too. Totally odd - I think my splitter was sending half the channels to one item and half to the other.
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