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Hello...

The day before yesterday, i took apart my PC, blew it out with a can of compressed air(Didn't remove the CPU)

I have a audio splitter that connects to the mobo, i have used it for at least a year or so, no problems so far.

I have cables coming to the splitter from my headphones & my stereo.

Now, if i have both of them connected to the splitter, i only hear from one speaker or one part of the headphone...

This has never happent before.
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post #2 of 8
Sounds like it may be a little loose and isn't snugly plugged in. If its not plugged in all the way you'll only ever hear from one channel as the connection isn't being made for bolth audio channels (left and right)
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Nope- that's not it i tried pushing it, could the splitter just have decided to fail on me, just to say "f*ck you"?
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Originally Posted by pepejovi View Post
Nope- that's not it i tried pushing it, could the splitter just have decided to fail on me, just to say "f*ck you"?
Might be the only way to get to the bottom of this, are your Window's sound settings the same, nothing's been changed?
Was actually thinking of getting a splitter so I could connect my headphones and speakers together so I don't have to switch, so I'm curious of the answer to this.

Good luck
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by Wheezo View Post
Might be the only way to get to the bottom of this, are your Window's sound settings the same, nothing's been changed?
Was actually thinking of getting a splitter so I could connect my headphones and speakers together so I don't have to switch, so I'm curious of the answer to this.

Good luck
Well i suggest you get the splitter, it has worked really well for me so far.

Windows settings shouldn't change on their own, though... I didn't even remove the cpu or anything. I guess I'll play around with the settings later on.
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post #6 of 8
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Well..

I get sound from the left cup on the headphone and the right speaker.

But now I've noticed that i get very, very, very faint sounds from my right cup on my headphones as well.. But it's much too faint and it sounds like the sound is only coming from the left cup.

I also get full audio on my headphones when i remove the stereo cable from the splitter and only leave the headphone cable in.
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by pepejovi View Post
Well..

I get sound from the left cup on the headphone and the right speaker.

But now I've noticed that i get very, very, very faint sounds from my right cup on my headphones as well.. But it's much too faint and it sounds like the sound is only coming from the left cup.

I also get full audio on my headphones when i remove the stereo cable from the splitter and only leave the headphone cable in.
Well...that solves the problem right there eh? The splitter has a problem pretty much. The faint noise you heard from the left channel is called crosstalk, it's when the right channel cable interferes with the left channel(which cause a faint sound to go through).
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Well...that solves the problem right there eh? The splitter has a problem pretty much. The faint noise you heard from the left channel is called crosstalk, it's when the right channel cable interferes with the left channel(which cause a faint sound to go through).
Maybe i could tear it apart? and put it back together with some electric tape after fixing it somehow
Edited by pepejovi - 8/22/11 at 1:24pm
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