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Originally Posted by fstfrddy
You should also be able to download a manual from creative for your card. I got one that way.
It's the mobo manual we were on about
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post #13 of 20
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well, i did the Bios thing, now i have no sound at all.
i tried to play a wav. file, and i got a Media Player system message saying the device is not installed, yet i can see that it is in Dev.mngr.
i'm flummoxed
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okay, i d/l'd a manual for Live! 5.1 Digital. the diagram shows 4 block/pin connectors on the edge of the card, but 1 is missing from the card: cd-in, but i do have a cd-in on my mobo, so i plugged my cd/rom into there.
the other 2 connectors are for aux-in, and tad-in (both i dont use). the 2 pin one is for cd/rom audio, and i put that into the back of my cd/rom.
now that i have o/b sound disabled in bios,and in dev.mngr.and in sound/audio mngr. and the creative card enabled, i have no sound. in settings/control panel/sound-audio devices/Audio tab-all boxes are greyed out,giving no option to select a device, this is where i should see my card. it iS listed in device manager, as installed and working.
DOH!......i thought this was gonna be real easy .......DOH!......DOH!
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First off do you know if its a retail or oem card? What I mean by that is did you buy it in a retail box with a creative cd or a white box (or part of a pc). If its retail box look at the PCB number on the upper right corner of the card. It should be something like "SB0100" or whatever. Go to creative labs website and go to driver downloads and you can search for drivers based on that model

http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/

If you have an incorrect driver installed, it will not work properly (or at all)

Now heres where it gets tricky. The oem sb cards are ones that are typically bundled with dell and hp desktops. They don't work with the drivers on the creative site (And the PCB number won't be listed in downloads). There is where you will have a problem. The closest driver on the site may work or not (as it seems in your case). Then you have to contact Creative and give them the PCB number and ask them to direct you to the site where you can download the correct drivers (likely hp or dell). The oem sb cards aren't supposed to be sold separately from big box systems but pc builders can buy em on the cheap from distributors.
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well, i did got to creative site and it shows my board as sb0228, thats part of the serial number on the board so seems to check out. when i looked at the driver revision numbers they were way out, so i emailed C/Labs, and they did direct me to a mirror d/l site, as you say.
i started to d/l part 1 of 2 and it set its clock @3 hrs, so i aborted, as its only an update of the driver i have already.
it is all a bit confusing, and i am not totally sure i have the right driver which doesnt help. to make thing worse my cd/drive has just spat its dummy out, so i can't use the driver/disk i recieved with the card.
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well, i did got to creative site and it shows my board as sb0228, thats part of the serial number on the board so seems to check out. when i looked at the driver revision numbers they were way out, so i emailed C/Labs, and they did direct me to a mirror d/l site, as you say.
i started to d/l part 1 of 2 and it set its clock @3 hrs, so i aborted, as its only an update of the driver i have already.
it is all a bit confusing, and i am not totally sure i have the right driver which doesnt help. to make thing worse my cd/drive has just spat its dummy out, so i can't use the driver/disk i recieved with the card.
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i think i'll just reset the o/b sound in Bios, and forget about it, at least i have some sound at the moment, if i keep messing about it will most likely end in tears.
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post #19 of 20
Are you sure the little connectors are in the correct places on the mobo ? You may have them in the wrong place in which case no sound will come through
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post #20 of 20
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i'm as sure as i can be,
the "tad" is redundant
the "aux" is redundant
the 2 pin audio lead, going to the cd/rom drive
there is no "cd-in" (thats on the mobo) i have it linked to my cd/rom (which won't *$*£*ing work !)
the driver is installed
according to dev.mngr all is ok.
i'm not too concerned about the connectivity at the moment, coz i can't see my card in the Audio Tab in sound/audio mangr.
if i could and still had no sound, i might then think about connectivity.
glad i only paid $20/£12 for the card..........................................DOH!
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