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CD-RW Audio Connection

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by davidgraham16, Jan 19, 2002.

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  1. davidgraham16

    davidgraham16 Thread Starter

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    I have just bought a Freecom Internal CD-RW. The manual says to connect the audio cable to the sound card. I haven't looked yet, but I anticipate that the DVD audio connector will be connected to the sound card. Do I disconnect the DVD sound cable? and put the CD-RW in its place. I have never opened a PC before so forgive any obvious ignorance please. The manual also says to make sure the connections are oriented so that L corresponds to L and R to R but I can't see any little L's or R's on the jacks on the ends of the audio cable that has come with the CD-RW and it isn't clear which end goes into the CD-RW and which end goes into the sound card!
     
  2. deanas

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    I believe you have to choose which you
    want to hookup to the sound card.
    Either the dvd or the cdrw. Which one are
    you going to be playing cd's, movies etc..?
     
  3. ozeepat

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    You should look at the board. The newer boards have an extra(auxillary) connection.
     
  4. davidgraham16

    davidgraham16 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the help.
    My mother board is an ATXBX7 Pentium 2 if that helps. I shall look at the motherboard manual to see if an auxillary socket is present. I think your suggesting that I plug my CD-RW into the motherboard auxillary socket (if there is one!)and leave the audio connection from the DVD in situ in the sound card. I expect that will leave the DVD and the CD-RW with the ability to produce sound - or am I barking up the wrong tree.
     
  5. brianF

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    Doubtfull you will be able to use a motherboard connector if you have a sound card installed. Your using sound from the sound card so the drive would have to plug into a aux in on the sound card if it has one, most do
     
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