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Hey there OCN. Long story short, I was restarting my computer, and all of a sudden I hear a crackling in my earbuds. As Windows 7 booted, there was no sound. My integrated audio is busted. I am stuck with a sound-less rig.

Is there anything I can do to revive it? My motherboard was open box, so I cannot return it for an RMA.

Things I've already tried:
- Reinstalling audio drivers
- Disabling the HDA in the BIOS, booting into Windows, then rebooting and re-enabling HDA
- Plugging into both the back jack directly into the motherboard, and the front panel

So yeah, any help will be appreciated, thanks.
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You could buy a sound card.
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Well, since its dead...buy a sound card and enjoy better sound?
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Right, forgot to mention - I will not be buying a sound card.
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Right, forgot to mention - I will not be buying a sound card.
Well besides buying a sound card your only other option is to RMA the board. GL
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buy a cheap soundcard (I have heard of numerous for ~10bucks - which is cheaper than the rma back n' fourth with time spent )
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I cannot RMA the board, it was open box and there's no warranty.
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buy a cheap soundcard (I have heard of numerous for ~10bucks - which is cheaper than the rma back n' fourth with time spent )
This. I bought a $7 one off of eBay which shipped from Hong Kong. Received it in 10 days and installed it and the sound was MUCH better than the onboard I had. It was the exact same sound you would get from a $25 one off of Amazon.
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Just buy a cheap soundcard like the Asus Xonar DG. It would be perfect for your earbuds as it has a integrated headphone amp.
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Right, forgot to mention - I will not be buying a sound card.
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I cannot RMA the board, it was open box and there's no warranty.
Well then enjoy having no sound then. You either have to buy a sound card to replace the busted onboard, or RMA the board. Those are really your only 2 options.
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