Originally Posted by hardennoob
yeah, i uninstalled the drivers, reinstalled, and tried the drivers from the asus website, and i still cant get the speakers to be detected.
i also made sure the jumper cables are secure. i see the audio equalizer going up and down under the optical default setting when i play music from pandora but i still get no sound.
So the windows sound controls do not see any output besides the optical output? How about the software that came with the sound card - same thing? Can you select headphones out from back (or front if you have them)? With my sound card, when I see the equalizer working but no sound to the speakers it is due to the software setup sending the sound to the wrong output - it seems you are saying that there is no other output option than optical.
Have you tried taking the sound card out and rebooting with it out and then re-installing it and rebooting so that the card gets reseated and the system can reload the drivers through seeing the new hardware?
Also, have you tried the MB integrated sound to see if it works now or not?