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Think I broke my Xonar Essence ST!...

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Thread Starter 
Was hoping for some opinions
  1. Last night I came to plug in my headset to chat to a friend online and as soon as I did so, the computer powered down and restarted.
  2. After the restart: the sound crackles, is a little distorted and "sort of skips" (really hard to describe).
  3. This sound degradation occurs using headphones or speakers and with any setting in "Audio Center"
  4. I took the card out, checked for any obvious physical issues, but couldn't see any and the sound problems persist after re-seat.

My immediate thought is that I must have accidentally zapped it with static when I came to plug the headset in.
  • So, what are your thoughts?
  • Can I RMA the card to ASUS?
  • Has anyone had any experience with ASUS sound card RMAs in the UK?

Thanks in advance guys, and +rep for any help!
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Thread Starter 
Turns out the sound problems were just one of many symptoms of a dying motherboard. x58 Sabertooth on the way.

Case closed
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Sorry to hear about your motherboard dying,
But happy for you that your getting a new motherboard.
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Cheers AMOCO . I will get in contact with Gigabyte to see if anything can be done, as the board is definately still under warranty.
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