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Windows 7: HDMI option missing from playback devices

07 Apr 2010   #1

HDMI option missing from playback devices

As the title says "HDMI option missing from playback devices"
NVDIA Geforce 9500GT, P55m-UD2 running Windows 7.

I can plug into my HDMI and get video on my TV but no sound.
I do not have the HDMI option in the playback devices?

This is a new system with new drivers and updates.
This is a windows 7 problem.

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08 Apr 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

i5 750, welcome to the forums.

Have a look at this guide here,

Guide: 8800GT/9800GT/9800GTX Sound over HDMI (Now including Creative cards) - -

and double check that your 9500 GT has the same SPDIF header on it as those cards. If it does then you will also need a cable similar to this,

as shown in the guide connected to the SPDIF header on the video card and the one one the sound card (or motherboard if using the onboard audio).
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08 Apr 2010   #3


Thanks Stormy13 sounds easy enough. Simply use a 2pin or 2 single female jumper wires from the header labeled: SPDIF I/O on the mobo to the header on the graphics card.

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08 Apr 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Yep, any two of those will do. About the only thing you might run into is having them reversed on one end. Not much of a problem though, just switch them on one end from 1-2 to 2-1.
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08 Apr 2010   #5


Thanks for that reminder!
I had a problem today trying to find some jumper wires.
Seems no one would sell me any?
Once they knew what i wanted to do, they said they either didn't have any or it wouldn't work.
I even tried MGD and Future Shop.
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08 Apr 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

If you have 4 unused front panel wires with the single connection like you pictured (or an old case lying around you can cannibalize), those and a little electrical tap to splice them together with you can make your own. Won't be as pretty looking as those above but will get the job done.
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09 Apr 2010   #7


I was able to get a service tech at Summit Direct Computers to give me a couple of HDD LEDS (FREE) that i was able to splice together. TV now has sound!

I had a wicked echo and thought DAMN!

I had to change the Control Panel to: Sounds//Enhancements/none (was set to ARENA)
that fixed the problem.

Thanks for your expert help!!!

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23 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks a lot. I installed the spdif cable from my NVDIA 9500GT video card to my GIGABYTE H55M S2H motherboard. Now, my LCDTV has sound. It took me a year before it finally got fixed. No thanks to the dealer who sold and assembled my computer.. I came back to them twice with my CPU and wasnt' able to fix it last year..
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