Jump to content


Use this Search Box to Find Appliance Repair Help Now
Need help finding your model number?
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!


FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact


Welcome to Appliantology.org, the Web's Premiere Appliance Repair Resource for DIYers!

The world-famous Samurai Appliance Repair Forums


You can post a question and get repair help for FREE! Click here to get started.


Already a member of the Appliantology Academy? Just sign in with your username and password in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

 


Photo

Weird Sound Card Problem


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Heimhenge

Heimhenge

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 15 posts

Posted 06 March 2008 - 05:35 AM

I've had this Sound Blaster Live Platinum 5+1 sound card for several years and no problems until recently.  It has this convenient connection port that fits into a drive bay, providing all connections on the front of the computer for easy access.  That's where I plug my guitar directly into the mic 2 in jack.

Recently it stopped working.  No input from that port to my speakers.  The weird part is that I can record to an application (Sound Forge) through that jack, but can't seem to pass the sound directly to the speakers.  All other sources get to the speakers just fine.

Also weird is that it used to work fine, then stopped, then started again when I restored my drive, then stopped again, then started again after a reboot, then stopped again.  One of those @&%$ing intermittent problems that are so hard to solve.

Of course I checked all the mixer settings, reinatalled the software and drivers, and all the usual easy stuff.  But it still won't stay working.

I read on another forum that Creative Labs is aware of this problem but has no answer. CL says nothing about it in their FAQs or Knowlege Base.  No help anywhere else on this issue.

Any insights here?  Software?  Hardware?  Or am I missing something obvious?

 

 

Use the Appliantology Parts Search Box to Find What You Need!
Enter your model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

#2 volleyball

volleyball

    IkkĊ-ikki

  • Appliantologist
  • PipPip
  • 45 posts

Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:39 AM

Have you tried lower input signal? Maybe you are overdriving the preamp.

#3 Heimhenge

Heimhenge

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 15 posts

Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:29 AM

I managed to get an identical spare card from my bro, swapped out the parts, and determined it was indeed a software problem.  After uninstalling all the software and drivers, and then reinstalling, problem solved!  Thanks for your suggestion, but the mic input has a pretty high impedance.  Level was not a problem.

 




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact


Use the Appliantology Parts Finder to Get What You Need!
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

Your Sometimes-Lucid Host:
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
"If I can't help you fix your appliance and make you 100% satisfied, I will come to your home and slice open my belly,
spilling my steaming entrails onto your floor."


The Appliance Guru | Master Samurai Tech

Real Time Analytics