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post #1 of 14
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I just booted up my PC after doing a bit of cable-management.
I flick onto Skyrim, and notice there's only audio in the left ear?

I have checked the HD Audio header is correctly seated, and I've checked with other pairs of headphones (HD 595's, ATH-M50's) and I've checked both pairs through my phone also, where they both play as per usual.


I'm stuck smile.gif
post #2 of 14
So a youtube video plays through both left and right? Is the issue specific to Skyrim or is it noticeable in any other games or applications?
post #3 of 14
Well if you havent, try a restart. Aside from that everytime I experience something like this it's because the headphone jack isn't in all the way.
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Well if you havent, try a restart. Aside from that everytime I experience something like this it's because the headphone jack isn't in all the way.

This sounds about right, the headphone jack is a stereo jack and if it isn't in all the way, you will only get one channel of audio.
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Well if you havent, try a restart. Aside from that everytime I experience something like this it's because the headphone jack isn't in all the way.

Yeah, sorry I can't be more helpful, but I'm with Maxxa, every time this has happened to me it's because the cable wasn't plugged in all the way at one end or the other. Hopefully you just overlooked something and it's an easy fix!! smile.gif
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post #6 of 14
Considering he has actually popped open the case to reseat the audio header I would laugh my ass off it was just his audio jack not all the way in biggrin.gif
post #7 of 14
i had the same issue, for me, the case has a headphone and mic jack at the front with the on/off switch, and once i unplugged the mic jack, full audio came back to left and right headphones. (obviously cant use the mic input ) but that does not bother me.
post #8 of 14
Hi!Did you fix it?

Maybe one of the metal "thingy" has weakened and doesn't make contact anymore.

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Try to push the jack all the way in.Or try reinstalling the driver\software for the audio board.

Let us know if that worked.
post #9 of 14
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I checked the Audio jack first tongue.gif
And no, everything is through the left-ear only.
I restarted before reseating the HD Audio header.
I just restarted again, and now there's no audio during Skyrim, just crackling. iTunes is still playing left ear only though..
post #10 of 14
Next step would be to start un-installing/re-installing your audio drivers? Are you using a sound card or onboard sound? If you have a card you can try the on board.
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