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    Need help with Computers sound.

    Im in a bit of a pickle. Sorry if this is long.

    I was using my onboard sound for a long time with no problems. Then it started becoming distorted

    So Then i installed a soundblaster sound card. And a multifunctional front panel that had sound sockets,usb connections and memory card slots.

    Now the sound card works but the front panel doesnt work for my headphones.

    If i take out the sound card the front panel works with headphones and speakers but the onboard sound doesnt work.

    All i want is the onboard sound or sound card to work with the speakers and the front panel for headphones so if im listening through the sound card speakers and i plug headphones into the front panel then i want to hear from the headphones and the sound still not playing through the speakers.

    So how do i set up both to work.

    19 Comments

    I'm not 100% sure as I've never had a front panel but it sounds like it's one or the other - all the ports function at the front or all at the back, not half and half (e.g. speaker port at the back & headphone port at the front like you want).

    I think we first need to establish what the front panel connects to. Do the wires coming out of the back of the front panel end in a connector like this:
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/215/465945031_a81874f89a.jpg

    or several of these types of connectors:
    http://www.mantronics.ca/mantronics%20site%20new_data_PLO/Cables/35mmto35mm.jpg

    Original Poster

    Its lots of these little connectors

    http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr228/elena17484/Photo0373.jpg

    this will sort all your problems out without any effort -

    item 290366278243 on the bay


    less than a bag of chips

    elena17484;8613299

    Its lots of these little connectors



    Any chance of a larger photo of all of them?

    And am I right in thinking those connect onto the motherboard? Or do they plug onto the soundcard somewhere?

    I'm not sure but maybe you could just not connect up the ones which correspond to the speaker port..

    Banned

    gdp-it;8613313

    this will sort all your problems out without any effort - item … this will sort all your problems out without any effort - item 290366278243 on the bayless than a bag of chips


    fine if you dont mind plugging speakers / headphones in every time you want to swap them over

    I am having issues with one of my build, well a few since I always seem to have leftover audio connectorsr but they arent needed as the headphone ports on most work anyway but built one a few days ago and the FP audio doesnt work and I have a moulded one similar to the single FP connectors but with 4 holes but only 2 are wired but I dont have anywhere on my board for them apart from a audio port that is a different type so have to use back connectors.

    csiman;8613386

    fine if you dont mind plugging speakers / headphones in every time you … fine if you dont mind plugging speakers / headphones in every time you want to swap them over



    use these then

    110523288960

    no set up - no techie kowledge needed

    gdp-it;8613313

    this will sort all your problems out without any effort - item … this will sort all your problems out without any effort - item 290366278243 on the bayless than a bag of chips



    And where do chips cost more that £1.95?

    A cheap solution to the problem would be to get one of these:
    tinyurl.com/27v…ynl

    So you plug your speakers in round the back as normal, plug the extension lead into the headphones socket and then plug your headphones into the extension lead. So, your headphones are plugged into the back.

    Ideal solution would be to get the front panel connector sorted though. I can't believe that using one would make the back ports stop working as who plugs their computer speakers into a front port!?

    Original Poster

    http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr228/elena17484/SAM_0694.jpg

    They connect onto the motherboard

    Original Poster

    csiman;8613386

    fine if you dont mind plugging speakers / headphones in every time you … fine if you dont mind plugging speakers / headphones in every time you want to swap them over



    If i dont get this sorted then i might have to get this.

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    deek72;8613441

    And where do chips cost more that £1.95?


    my local chippie (£2.20 for a large bag) :-D

    Banned

    elena17484;8613471

    If i dont get this sorted then i might have to get this.


    I take it you have checked your speakers dont have a headphone socket in the back.......

    Original Poster

    ryouga;8613391

    I am having issues with one of my build, well a few since I always seem … I am having issues with one of my build, well a few since I always seem to have leftover audio connectorsr but they arent needed as the headphone ports on most work anyway but built one a few days ago and the FP audio doesnt work and I have a moulded one similar to the single FP connectors but with 4 holes but only 2 are wired but I dont have anywhere on my board for them apart from a audio port that is a different type so have to use back connectors.



    sounds complicated

    Original Poster

    csiman;8613481

    I take it you have checked your speakers dont have a headphone socket in … I take it you have checked your speakers dont have a headphone socket in the back.......




    No they dont

    elena17484;8613490

    sounds complicated



    not really, its similar to yours but instead of loads of single connectors I have 1 4 pin one but only with 2 wires obv as its a headphone input so only 2 outputs.

    Original Poster

    I read a few articles that it can be done having dual sound

    but it was confusing and didnt understand how to do it.

    Original Poster

    oldmanhouse;8613454

    A cheap solution to the problem would be to get one of … A cheap solution to the problem would be to get one of these:http://tinyurl.com/27vjynlSo you plug your speakers in round the back as normal, plug the extension lead into the headphones socket and then plug your headphones into the extension lead. So, your headphones are plugged into the back.Ideal solution would be to get the front panel connector sorted though. I can't believe that using one would make the back ports stop working as who plugs their computer speakers into a front port!?



    Exactly that was why i wanted a front panel 1 for the usb ports and 2 to use headphones. But i dont want to plug my speaker jack in the front. I want that in the back

    deek72;8613441

    And where do chips cost more that £1.95?



    here for one
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