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Where do the front audio cables go?

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  1. L2noob

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    Anyone know where to plug these in on an Asus P5K-VM board?

    Ground
    L-out, L-Ret
    R-out, R-Ret
    Mic in
    Mic Power

    Thanks
     
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    Thanks and whoops sorry
     
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    There ya go.

    The "RET" lines are for "returning" audio from the headphone jack... the idea is, on some motherboards, audio first goes to the "OUT" pins, to the headphone jack, then back to the "RET" pins, and from there to the rear-panel jacks, so that when you plug in your headphones, it cuts off the audio to your speakers. It doesn't appear from the manual that this board supports that option, so the RET lines will just be unused.
     
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    Thanks for the help so far iv got em plugged in and sorta working haha.Sound only comes out from the left speaker on the headphone but if i have it half outta the socket they both work.Iv tried different ones then tried the back audio and it works fine its just the front ones. My Line out and Line Ret are joined and it says on the manual theres meant to be a gap. Could that be the problem? And im not sure how to set up the microphone properly to test that :eek:
     
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    As suggested in the manual, try setting the front-panel connector AC'97 mode in the BIOS, and connect your L-out and R-out wires to the Line out_L and Line out_R pins on the motherboard, and the Ground wire to the AGND pin.

    The Mic In wire will connect to the MIC2 pin, and Mic Power to MICPWR.
     
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    Still only getting sound outta the left speaker and now only getting it from the left on the back audio ports with that config :( any more suggestions?
     
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    Does the right work on the rear panel if you disconnect the front panel wires?
     
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    it worked when i was using line r and line out for the front panel and when i didnt have the front ones plugged in
     
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    still havnt solved it if anyones got any ideas
     
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    My only thought is that there's something wrong with either the wires or the jacks to the front panel...
     
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    i dont think so its all brand new and i havnt plugged it where the manual says i should because of the l-ret and l-out are joined so i think my options are to ether slit the connecter or can depress the copper part and slide the wire out of the plastic housing and get new single housing and put that in there
     
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