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Can't hear sound through headphones when connected to CD-ROM

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Cellyron1348, Jan 28, 2007.

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  1. Cellyron1348

    Cellyron1348 Thread Starter

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    Can anyone tell me how to here music through the CD-Roms headphone jack?
    Thanks :)
     
  2. Triple6

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    It should just work if you use the play button the the CD drive. The CD you are trying to listen to is it a regular audio CD?
     
  3. Cellyron1348

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    its a regular music cd, theres a spot to plug my head phones in the cd-rom drive and theres a little volume control next to it, there is no sound that comes out of the headphones
     
  4. Cellyron1348

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    I think it doesn't work because I need some wire in my cd-rom drive going to the sound card for it to work.. is that right?
     
  5. Triple6

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    No, that cable is only needed to transfer analog audio from the CD-ROM drive to the sound card for playback through the speakers. However most new systems are using digital and the cable is rarely ever installed anymore.

    And if I remember correctly, if you have digital audio enabled for the drive and are using a media play to play the CD then no audio will come out the drive - I really can't remember and can't try it since most new drives no longer come with a headphone jack.

    Do you have a play button on the CD-ROM itself?
     
  6. Cellyron1348

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    I figured out how to fix it, I had to go to the proporties of my cd-rw drive and I had check off 'enable digital cd audio for this cd-rom device' its works now :)
     
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