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Creative x-fi front bay not working

post #1 of 11
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I cant get anything to work on the front 5.25in panel for the x-fi. Any suggestions on what could cause this (mainly software)?
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Does it require its own power plug by any chance?
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you may have to have the floppy power connector plugged into the xfi card itself?
    
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post #4 of 11
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Yeah, there is power to it and the IDE cable or whatever it is, is connected to the card. Thats why I'm thinking that it is a software problem.
The PCI card is working without any problems, just not the front bay.

+1 for the responses
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post #5 of 11
There's a driver for that, I'm sure. Have you isntalled the Front Bay driver?

If you have, try rolling it back and re-updating. If that doesn't work, try uninstalling and cleaning up with your choice of driver cleaner (or do it manually like me xD), and then re-install.

Hope that helps ;D
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I downloaded that latest driver off of the Creative Site, and its work now, all except the remote. I tried new batteries.
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post #7 of 11
The remote only works in some Creative media program, only on Vista.

I've just got my bay and remote in a box somewhere.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by mortimersnerd View Post
I downloaded that latest driver off of the Creative Site, and its work now, all except the remote. I tried new batteries.
You also have to have the creative console going.
The remote will only change the volume up and down outside of the Creative media center.
It's a drag, I know.
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I remember there was an option for using the remote to actually do useful tasks, it just had to be enabled in Creatives naff media centre set up thing. This was on XP though and I've kept what I've installed from Creative on this PC to a minimum.

Now and then my front bay used to just pack in. Turned out it was the ribbon cable connecting it to the soundcard. Might have a bent pin on the card itself or something. Been working good for a good while now so i never bothered to find out what the problem was.
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post #10 of 11
Look at the optical plugs...they should be glowing. If they're not, odds are you don't have something hooked up properly or the I/O is shot. This has happened to me before.
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