This one has got me pulling my hair out!! I hope you guys can help.. I'm surprised I havent found anyone else in my boat out there!
I have a little Shuttle G2 6100H, also known as the SB61G2v3.It has the FB61 v3 motherboard made by Shuttle themselves and an onboard Intel Springdale 865 chipset
. More importantly, it has SPDIF in and out and uses the Realtek ALC650 chip AC'97 audio codec with the Intel ICH5 chip for onboard audio. I'm running the latest chipset drivers
and latest drivers from Realteks own website.
Now here's the problem..
I have hooked up my amp with optical input to the Shuttle's optical out via a TOSlink optical cable. The red lights shines through it, just as it should and connects fine at either end. In Windows 7, I select 'Realtek Digital Output' to be the default output and when I click to hear the test sound, I see the green bars bouncing but hear nothing at all, absolutely nothing!
Now, I checked over all the obvious, I checked the same cable and used it to connect my laptop
to the amp via SPDIF and no problem, everything was perfect. That rules out amp settings/cable problems. I even played around with different settings on the amp, like stereo, auto, 5.1 etc, no change. I checked all menus in Windows for levels/muting found nothing stopping it. Set up media center with spdif settings to see if that would output anything but nothing. It is probably worth mentioning at this point that my normal stereo output via 3.5mm jack is absolutely fine.. this is what is also intereting, I connected my laptop via SPDIF to the SPDIF in on the shuttle and that works fine, I can the hear sound through my analogue jack so that means its just theSPDIF output that is giving me the shits!!!
What I dont understand is that, why does it emit the light if it is not sending anything? Surely also this means that it is not a faulty connection on the motherboard
.. So anyway.. I'm surprised nobody else has had this issue.. maybe its just because I'm the only one trying SPDIF on this particular board in Windows 7.. but any ideas?? I'm now officially desperate!!