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Hey gang, quick question.

I've been using my GTX285 for a while now with only video HDMI, but I wanted to start doing audio for netflix. Anyways, I lost the little cable that went from the mobo to the side of the video card for audio, so I ordered one on ebay for $5 that said it would work with the 285. I got it today, plugged it into the side of the video card by the power connectors, but on the other end there were only 2 plugs. One was ground and one was SPDIF. The SPDIF out header on my motherboard has 3 posts, 2 beside each other, and one off to the side. So it looks like this (- --) if that makes any sense. I plugged the SPDIF end into one of the 2 right beside each other and the ground into the one by itself. I set my default audio in Windows to SPDIF, but got no audio from my TV. Then I put the SPDIF end into the other post, and still got nothing. I'm sure it's just something I'm not doing right/being retarded.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!

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Usually the SP/dif port is around here somewhere.

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Sure you're putting it in the right place?

Hope that helps.
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3 things to check:-
1) If I understand you correctly, you have connected the 2 pins on the right-hand side (see red oval in pic 1) to the card's S/PDIF. Make sure the orientation is correct. Usually, black wire is Ground(GND) and blue wire is SPDIF.
For the card, the 'signal' pin is usually marked (with an arrow or something for identification) while the other GND pin is unmarked. Check with the User manual of your BFG card or use this as a general guide.

2) I understand the BFG GTX285 does not have a native HDMI output and you must use a DVI-to-HDMI dongle. Refer to Fig 2 in the following link which, I suppose, is your situation.
Link:http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/600

3) Make sure you have correctly specified the audio source in your TV as well.

Alternative solution:
use a cable to connect the motherboard's rear Coaxial S/PDIF Audio Out to the TV's audio input.

I hope either solution will help solving your problem.
Edited by windfire - 6/10/11 at 4:58am
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