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So I put together my sig rig last week, and since then I've been unable to get the front panel audio jack to work. The front panel USB connectors work fine, and the mic jack seems to be active (I don't have a mic atm, but I hear feedback when I plug my headphones into it), however the computer doesn't recognize anything even being plugged into the audio jack.

I've checked and rechecked my mobo connection and it's as flush as can be. I've also done some searching and read about disabling front panel audio detection in the Realtek drivers, but that didn't help. So I'm pretty much stumped.

The case came with an HD Audio connector and an AC'97 connector, and so far I've only tried the HD Audio, but certainly that should work with a P67 mobo, right? Any ideas?
post #2 of 11
Make sure in BIOS the front panel output is set to the desired Encoding type
Not sure if its the same for you, but on my Asus You go to advanced chipset>southbridge configuration, then there should e a mention of it in there.

What BIOS are you using?
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Make sure in BIOS the front panel output is set to the desired Encoding type
Not sure if its the same for you, but on my Asus You go to advanced chipset>southbridge configuration, then there should e a mention of it in there.
Hmm, I'm using MSI's default 1.5 UEFI that came with the board. I don't see any option like that though.
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i hav exactly the same problem.It seems your audio jack has some prblems.Mine is damaged, the computer can detect it for a second and then again it disappears.On asking some people on ocn i learnt that my audio jack has problem,its not a software problem.
I think you are also facing this problem, if yes then only solution is to replace it.
I am having haf 922 as my case btw.
All the best!
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Hey try to put force upwards(i mean ur headphone plug/pin), it seems to work sometimes...
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Originally Posted by kooldude.4141 View Post
i hav exactly the same problem.It seems your audio jack has some prblems.Mine is damaged, the computer can detect it for a second and then again it disappears.On asking some people on ocn i learnt that my audio jack has problem,its not a software problem.
I think you are also facing this problem, if yes then only solution is to replace it.
I am having haf 922 as my case btw.
All the best!
Ugh, that's not what I wanted to hear... though I guess that would give me an excuse to get a new case.
post #7 of 11
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K... so, I got it working. Apparently I'm blind or mildly retarded as my audio connector wasn't lined up 100% properly.

At any rate, I have audio now, BUT the front panel socket seems to have some kind of static/interference in the background of the channel. Is that normal and/or is there any way to prevent that?
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K... so, I got it working. Apparently I'm blind or mildly retarded as my audio connector wasn't lined up 100% properly.

At any rate, I have audio now, BUT the front panel socket seems to have some kind of static/interference in the background of the channel. Is that normal and/or is there any way to prevent that?
generally happens with the cheaper front panels, the one that came OEM in my school computer is total crap and has bad interference, and the one on my sig rig doesnt work at all, who puts AC '97 front panels in a case these days, Raidmax of course, even with F_Panel outputting AC'97, still doesnt work.. :/

it shouldnt cause any damage, but im not really sure how you would fix it
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generally happens with the cheaper front panels, the one that came OEM in my school computer is total crap and has bad interference, and the one on my sig rig doesnt work at all, who puts AC '97 front panels in a case these days, Raidmax of course, even with F_Panel outputting AC'97, still doesnt work.. :/

it shouldnt cause any damage, but im not really sure how you would fix it
LOL, well, it's good to know all the time I spent trying to get this working was in fact a complete waste.

Thanks for the help though, reps!
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LOL, well, it's good to know all the time I spent trying to get this working was in fact a complete waste.

Thanks for the help though, reps!
sorry it didnt go as planned, if you really wanted to, you could get one for your drive bay, but im glad i didnt because the Logitech G110 i got 2 days ago has the headset ports on it
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