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I named them M-Audio AV40's there to keep track of them but anyways it seems like half the time I power up my computer it doesn't detect the speakers, but they are clearly plugged in, then I restart windows and all is somehow fine without touching any wiring.

They sound great and all, but I am getting tired of restarting my computer repeatedly, and I am somewhat confident the wire is not an issue, I can replug them in or fiddle with the wire all I want but the only thing that gets them to work is a good restart.
Edited by 1keith1 - 2/8/11 at 1:24pm
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Bump, it turns out changing wires didn't fix anything. That and a restart isn't fixing it half the time either. redface.gif

Could it be a problem with the speakers?
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I'd guess the problem is with your speakers, not your system. If you have another PC in your house, test with that system see if the speakers do the same thing.
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It's so inconsistent I can't even tell. It wasn't working just now so as you suggested I pulled out my netbook and hooked up the speakers and they sounded fine. Suprised, I plugged the speakers back into my computer and now their working again. The weird thing is I had already unplugged and then replugged the speakers into my system but they still wouldn't make any sound, now they are working fine for some reason after being plugged into my netbook.
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That leads me to believe that it's a internal wiring issue. Something like a loose connection could be causing your issue. When you move them, maybe that wire makes a better connection, then when they get moved again, it drops off?
Just a thought.
If you can't reproduce the same problem on another system, then that would make me think it's your system. If you get the same issue on other systems, it's the speakers then. (I know I'm playing captain obvious here, but thought I'd mention my two cents since nobody else is trying to help)
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Gah! I came back to my computer again, same problem, rebooted, didn't fix it, so I did essentially the same thing and took the wire out of the back of my comp and wiggled it around and plugged it back in, now its working.

I am wondering if my Mobo's audio jack output is going bad, either that or both the wires I tried are somehow bad.

I guess theres not much people can help me on sadly, so many places for error. frown.gif
Edited by 1keith1 - 2/8/11 at 5:09pm
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I've experience degradation in speker/headphone connect in both front panel(connected to mb by case wire) and on the back using onboard sound on the mb.

Replugging and wiggling worked for a while, then connect just went dead one day in the front then the back. This was on a pretty heavy 3.8ghz oc with q6600 @ 1.428v on a x38 board with realtek onboard 7.1. It happened after using it for about 2 years at that setting. I'm pretty sure your mobo is the culprit here and not the wire.
    
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Could be something wrong with the mobo jack, had that issue with my IPOD touch and my aux plug in the van
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Well maybe I'll be getting a sound card sooner than I thought...
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