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Creative T5400!!!!!!!!

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silentfire

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Well, I just bought the Creative T5400, and I figured out that the back two speakers dont scome on, not even with full volume control. Im using the sound card that comes with the mobo(NF7-S v2.0), and if im not mistaken im pretty sure that the integrated sound card is compatible with the 5.1 set up, now does anyone have any suggestions? ***installing drivers?, perhaps*****

Thanks
 

McTimson

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Well, have you installed the latest nForce2 drivers? You can get them from nvidia.com.

Also, make sure you have the plugs in correctly...your motherboard has 3 jacks, right? And the speakers have 3 wires? If that's the case, go into your nForce control panel, click the Speaker Setp tab, and click the Speaker Setup Wizard button, it'll tell you where everything goes. But make sure you get the latest drivers first.
 

Pollux

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i had the same problem. u know how the jacks on the back of the mobo and the speaker wires match in color for certain ports? disregard that. test each wire in each port. i ended with one in the microphone port and headphone port, or something like that at the end.
 

Mustanley

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Pollux said:
i had the same problem. u know how the jacks on the back of the mobo and the speaker wires match in color for certain ports? disregard that. test each wire in each port. i ended with one in the microphone port and headphone port, or something like that at the end.

I had the same issue with my NF7-S and logitech speakers. Use the speaker test in the nforce control panel and keep trying them in different jacks until you find the right combination.
 
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silentfire

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alright , i did that and the closest i can get it to working is that everythign works fine except for the centre speaker. Damn i never knew that installing speakers could be so complicated. Ill keep trying differnt cobination, thanks for the input guys.
 

t_biggs

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Run the speaker setup wizard. When it asks if your rear speakers are plugged in Mic, make sure its unchecked. Ditto for rear in line in. The black jack on the NF7-S should be sub/center, orange should be rear.

I think as long as you make sure the setup wizard is done right, those jacks will work for those speakers. The stupid thing is I think the wizard is the only way to access those settings.

Everything should work the same, though, if you end up using the line in and mic. You'll just lose those jacks and not be able to use any line in devices (the jack on the speaker control pod will not go into the comp, it stays in the speakers only,) or mic.
 

Col_Loki

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Jul 10, 2003
There is a program called NVSwap (dont have a link but its popular) , its a simple program that works with NForce boards that allows you to switch the speaker jacks to do different things.... it sorted out my sound problem on an Asus A7N8X.... might be worth a shot.

[edit] Heres the link http://www.nvidia.com/object/nvswap_1.0.html
 

twump

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i just fixed this the other day, i found that the key to replugging them in was to turn off dolby surround encoding, then replug them in. the channels get mixed when i have that setting on and it makes it impossible to get the rears working right