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Z-5500 Optical input not working?

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hey guys iam having a weird issue and i have actually no idea how to fix it the last few days i had a lot of skipping sound when playing music and stuttering in it when on optical and now the optical isnt even working at all but when i do play some music with the cable unplugged i do see a red light coming from it this means the cable is not broken right??

Things ive tried so far

reinstalled the drivers
and checked if the cable was okay

any help would be appreciated
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I once plugged in optical cable and couldnt get it working either :/
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Here is how I setup mine, but I will link you some reference for my sound card to give you some illustration.

First is the connection it should be the optical input from the back of the Z-5500 control pod to the sound card optical output.

Second on the control pod make sure it said something Input: Optical
Effect: Digital

Thirdly, you have to configure the sound on the control panel should looks something like the following images below:



Fourth, on the sound card driver make sure the input is 2 channels.


As you see the Analog Output should be preset to 6 speakers = 5.1 surround sound
S/PDIF output: Dolby Digital Live

And the red light on the optical cable means it is transmitting/working status, it is normal.
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tryed everything you said but still on the control pod No Digital Data when playing something
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