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Windows 7: Soundblaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Platinum Champ1on Ed.

02 Apr 2010   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Sorry about that red square not my picture, just the first one I found with the power connector shown.
Red square or not, you showed me something worth knowing. Thanks.


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03 Apr 2010   #12
marco3055

 
 

Yes this card it needs to be powered up in order for it to work. I took a pic of the card, specifically a closeup of the 4 pin port i'm talking about:



And this is the defective power cable. I just ordered a new one:



So hopefully the problem will be limited to that power cable, i'll see when i'll get the new one then i'm gonna post if it finally worked or not.. Fingers crossed
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03 Apr 2010   #13
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You have any used floppy drive power connectors in there? If so you can use it as it is the same as what is on that adapter.
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03 Apr 2010   #14
JazzSus

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marco3055 View Post
Yes this card it needs to be powered up in order for it to work. I took a pic of the card, specifically a closeup of the 4 pin port i'm talking about:



And this is the defective power cable. I just ordered a new one:



So hopefully the problem will be limited to that power cable, i'll see when i'll get the new one then i'm gonna post if it finally worked or not.. Fingers crossed
You talking about PCI card there is NO power. The power is need it for front brakeout box. On PCI card is the only conection with flat ribbon leading to same conector on front box. That's it
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04 Apr 2010   #15
marco3055

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
You have any used floppy drive power connectors in there? If so you can use it as it is the same as what is on that adapter.
Nope.. Alas i don't have a floppy drive that i'd most likely disconnect in order to have the card working instead
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04 Apr 2010   #16
marco3055

 
 

@JazzSus: Yes it needs to be powered from the MB.. I had this "bundle" a couple of years ago then i had to sell it. The connection i'm talking about was there as it is today with the one i just got, same exact model, nothing has changed for the only exception that the cable won't carry any power. Even though there's the front panel connected to the PCI card with the ribbon cable, both the front panel and the PCI card need power.
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04 Apr 2010   #17
JazzSus

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Man this I hear the first time. I have to check mine [open the case and look at the card pins?] The thing is I have all functionality and never have single problem on XPro niether on W7....hmmm thats strange. Thanks for info anyway.
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04 Apr 2010   #18
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JazzSus View Post
Man this I hear the first time. I have to check mine [open the case and look at the card pins?] The thing is I have all functionality and never have single problem on XPro niether on W7....hmmm thats strange. Thanks for info anyway.
If you don't have the break out box, the card doesn't need the power connection. It is only needed with the break out box as marco3055 said.
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04 Apr 2010   #19
JazzSus

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well I looked at the card the pins are there. Than I look furder and found "X-Fi Platinum Fatality Quick Start" sheet and there is NO picture that there is any power conection on the card itself. There is only "AD_EXT" ribbon cable to conect between card and front drive. Front drive is powered with "Power splitter cable" [enclosed as in retail Creative kit] I'm very afraid that information about powering PCI card are missleading and can cause demage....and maybe not just PCI card itself?? some other parts mobo? too. I'm 100% sure there is no need of power on PCI card itself.
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06 Apr 2010   #20
marco3055

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JazzSus View Post
Well I looked at the card the pins are there. Than I look furder and found "X-Fi Platinum Fatality Quick Start" sheet and there is NO picture that there is any power conection on the card itself. There is only "AD_EXT" ribbon cable to conect between card and front drive. Front drive is powered with "Power splitter cable" [enclosed as in retail Creative kit] I'm very afraid that information about powering PCI card are missleading and can cause demage....and maybe not just PCI card itself?? some other parts mobo? too. I'm 100% sure there is no need of power on PCI card itself.
I know that paper that you've been looking up.. I have it too
I know that it does not explain that kind of connection, but i don't know what to say about that.. This is what i've experienced time ago and what i'm experiencing right now.
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