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Front Panel Audio/Mic not working.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rachet, Dec 27, 2011.

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  1. rachet

    rachet Thread Starter

    Oct 12, 2008
    So I opened up the computer to see if the small pins were plugged in. They weren't so you'd think just plugging them will make them work, well I assumed wrong.

    I'm not sure how to go about fixing this. The place I plugged in the 7 pins (mic power, mic in, r out, r in, l in, l out, ground) was behind the Audio plug ins on my motherboard.

    I'm no tech or anything but it's not really hard to figure out where things go where. But I just can't seem to figure out why the forn panel isn't working.

    After looking at where the 'power' button and where my front usb panels are plugged in I picked up the names from there. For instance it would say "Front Panel" on the motherboard and everything would be connected there. However there weren't enough pins for my front mic and audio. So I just assumed it would be put in those pins other pins located just behind the Audio. It did say "F Audio".

    I know I shouldn't be messing around with this stuff but I'm not going to waste money on something small like this. Figured I'd ask how I can go about doing this. So how can I get my front panel Microphone and Audio working?
  2. irish_mike


    Dec 27, 2011
    You really should find the schematics for your motherboard, there usually avialable from the mobo makers websites. Or you can do what I did as I just searched google images for my mobo as sometimes it is an easier way to get hold of them quicker. Plus you may even find an image of a mobo alreadly connected and you can see how it was done.

    Schematics though should show you were and what way the cables should connect.

    Good Luck though
  3. Beafle


    Dec 26, 2011
    well with my case and mobo there was a section for the front panel audio. All the connecters were separate and there where no schematics form my mobo so it was just a matter of trial and error as to getting them into the right places. Go one at a time so get the headphones working first.
  4. K7M


    Feb 27, 2000
    go to control panel, go to your audio or sound settings. Check to see if you have a box to check to enable front panel audio. There may also be a setting in the bios to enable or disable front panel audio.
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