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Speaker Problem - OP updated

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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Just got the new logitech x-240 for xmas, the bass, power and the left satellite speaker works fine but there is no sound from the right one, i doubt the problem is with the speakers as i had the same problem with another pair. Am in need of a driver/soundcard? It's not due to the sound balance btw

p.s Im using a dell dimension 2300 (integrated sound card)

Any help appreciated

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Turns out the soundcard is faulty, can anybody recommend a new one for my dimension 2300, cheers.

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Last night my speakers tuned into some sort of Chinese radio broadcast in which both speakers worked so not quite sure what the actual problem is now
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Have you set your PC up for 2.1 sound?
#2
How would i go about that?
#3
what OS do you have?
#4
Windows XP
#5
Ok.. Go to control panel and then sound & Audio devices (pic of little speaker)

you will see an option for setting up speakers...... click on advance (new window opens) and then use the drop down menu to pick the correct speaker setting. Try different ones until you get the one that works. it will probably be set up for stereo but this is usually for 2 speakers not 2.1. I suggest using the surround sound speaker setting :)
#6
Just tried that however i still get the same sound no matter which choice i choose from the drop down menu
#7
Oh..... have you tried to up date your sound driver?
#8
I've had a quick look, there was 1 on the dell website which ive downloaded but thats it
#9
http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/cs-009236.htm


Yours is 845GL according to dell website.
#10
If you have tried updated driver, have ensured you have it set up to 2 channel stereo in the control panel, and also ensured that within your soundcard mixing settings you have the L-R balance set in the middle, then really the only other two things it could be are :

You used the same 3.5mm jack to jack lead that came with your other speaker set and used that on your Logitech one...and the lead is faulty......or.....

If you used the new lead with the Logitech set (to ensure it was not the lead that was faulty), then it looks like its the integrated soundcard that is faulty, maybe a bad solder joint on the socket. In that instance you would need to look into buying a PCI soundcard and disabling your integrated soundcard within the system bios.

You could determine that it is the soundcard in your PC that is faulty by hooking up the Logitech speaker set to an MP3 player or any other device you have with a standard 3.5mm output and seeing if that works ok.
#11
It appears to be something with the sound card as when i plug it into my ipod they both work, can anybody recommend a new compatible sound card?
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thfc andyp3
It appears to be something with the sound card as when i plug it into my ipod they both work, can anybody recommend a new compatible sound card?


Internally any PCI soundcard will be compatible, depends on your budget at the end of the day, check out PCI Soundcards over at Ebuyer.com :

Specs : http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/pcperipherals/0,39051163,39006802p,00.htm

Expansion/Architecture
PCI slots (free)4

However if you are not used to Computer upgrading, or cannot get someone to install it for you that is, then you could consider buying an External USB Soundcard instead.
#13
Cheers for your help will leave some rep, how difficult are these things to install/whats the usual cost. I've swapped ram before/changed the motherboard so if its not much more difficult than that i should be okay.
#14
thfc andyp3
Cheers for your help will leave some rep, how difficult are these things to install/whats the usual cost. I've swapped ram before/changed the motherboard so if its not much more difficult than that i should be okay.


If you have changed motherboards and swapped ram then you are laughing, uninstall the current onboard soundcard drivers application in your control panel, then refer to your Dell manual on how to get into your system BIOS, disable your onboard sound in the menu, and shut down your computer

Remove one of the pci card bay mounts from the case, plug thesoundcard into a PCI slot, reboot the computer, install the drivers, done!...plug in your 3.5mm jack from your Logitech Speakers, enjoy....

Usual cost? Depends on what you want it for, look at the various costs, if music is a priority then I would recommend something within the Creative X-Fi range, otherwise a cheaper card would suffice.

Take a look at :

Ebuyer.com
Scan.co.uk
microdirect.co.uk
aria.co.uk

Just remember its a PCI Soundcard that you want, not that there are too many but there are also PCI-E (PCI Express) cards too...your motherboard only has standard PCI, so make sure thats all you are looking at.
#15
Ah okay cheers, managed to find this one, presumably its okay? http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B0009YV7EU/ref=pr_all_summary_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Only problem might arise when trying to uninstall current drivers and sort it out in the bios, cant remember doing it before
#16
thfc andyp3
Ah okay cheers, managed to find this one, presumably its okay? http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B0009YV7EU/ref=pr_all_summary_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Only problem might arise when trying to uninstall current drivers and sort it out in the bios, cant remember doing it before


That one is fine if you just want a replacement for your onboard soundcard, if you want something with clarity then you would do better spending more on a Creative Labs Audigy or X-Fi card, depends what you want and how much you are prepared to pay
#17
U probably got a dodgy socket.
banned#18
LOL @ early posts in this thread.

Bad drivers, incorrect speaker settings (2/2.1 etc) in windows, or indeed almost any software related issue would not cause no right sound.

Lead or soundcard goosed.

Soundcard failing is fairly surprising, but even so, is not gonna be a software thing with the issues you've described.
#19
vibeone
LOL @ early posts in this thread.

Bad drivers, incorrect speaker settings (2/2.1 etc) in windows, or indeed almost any software related issue would not cause no right sound.

Lead or soundcard goosed.

Soundcard failing is fairly surprising, but even so, is not gonna be a software thing with the issues you've described.


Yeah, the only thing software related that would, would be the balance within the mixer settings.
banned#20
cicobuff
Yeah, the only thing software related that would, would be the balance within the mixer settings.


[SIZE="2"]yeah - which you'd have to physically set away from the default.

Dodgy socket is actually a good shout if you fancy a DIY fix OP[/SIZE]
#21
vibeone
[SIZE="2"]yeah - which you'd have to physically set away from the default.

Dodgy socket is actually a good shout if you fancy a DIY fix OP[/SIZE]


Upon saying that, is it really worth it, could be a couple of quid fix getting a 3.5mm jack from Maplin, however this is assuming the OP has the soldering equipment, plus wanting the hassle to have to remove the motherboard to solder a new one.

Onboard sound in general is pretty cack anyway, easier just to replace with a PCI card and disable the onboard one in the system bios.
#22
vibeone
LOL @ early posts in this thread.

Bad drivers, incorrect speaker settings (2/2.1 etc) in windows, or indeed almost any software related issue would not cause no right sound.

Lead or soundcard goosed.

Soundcard failing is fairly surprising, but even so, is not gonna be a software thing with the issues you've described.


Is there any need to be offensive to other people who are trying to help???

You obviously think you are 'Mr PC world' and know more about comuters but that does not mean you can laugh at others trying to help...
#23
Both speakers worked last night when my speakers picked up some foreign radio broadcast at about 1:00am last night (apparently this is quite common) but does this mean the soundcard is faulty or its something else

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