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Windows 7: Not getting any sound to my 5.1 from Digi Optical cable

21 Feb 2010   #1
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
Not getting any sound to my 5.1 from Digi Optical cable

I just hooked up my 5.1 surround sound system via a digital optical cable & I'm not getting any sound?

Its hooked up through my sound card

I've had this working no problem before I moved. I have everything plugged in & the SAT as the preset for the sony 5.1

The sound card is pumping music out of my little desktop speaker via a 3.5 mm jack just fine though?


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22 Feb 2010   #2
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

anyone?
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23 Feb 2010   #3
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

I'm still dead in the water with my midi controller until I figure this out.

I just don't undestsnd everything is connected properly, shouldn't it just work? The 3.5mm works if I unplug it and plug it back in?
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23 Feb 2010   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you remember to change the default to digital or spdif in either the Windows audio properties or the cards own control panel?
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23 Feb 2010   #5
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Did you remember to change the default to digital or spdif in either the Windows audio properties or the cards own control panel?
See this pic I just tried that again & the s/spif meter gets a signal but nothing is coming out of the speakers or the subwoofer...

What could it be? The optical cable isnt bent or cracked or anything?


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23 Feb 2010   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Looks to me like you still have the onboard audio enabled and without the drivers installed. You also don't have your TB card selected as the default playback device, but the onboard.

If you aren't going to be using the onboard audio, go into the bios and disable it.
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23 Feb 2010   #7
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Looks to me like you still have the onboard audio enabled and without the drivers installed. You also don't have your TB card selected as the default playback device, but the onboard.

If you aren't going to be using the onboard audio, go into the bios and disable it.
hmm ok. I can do it with a little help. How/where should I go into bios & what section will I need to go to in order to disable the onboard audio?

I thought I had the drivers installed for the turtle beach sound card... it seems to register under sound as you can see by the last pic?
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23 Feb 2010   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I thought I had the drivers installed for the turtle beach sound card..
They are and shows in that screen shot. Also,

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As for how to enter the bios and disable the onboard sound, read the manual that came with your motherboard, or download it from the manufacturer.


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24 Feb 2010   #9
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
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I thought I had the drivers installed for the turtle beach sound card..
They are and shows in that screen shot. Also,

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As for how to enter the bios and disable the onboard sound, read the manual that came with your motherboard, or download it from the manufacturer.
Ok so I went in my bios & found the only section that was refering to sound & disabled it & then it actually removed my s/pfid setting...

See here, it shows enabled now because I took the picture of the bios after I changed it back but the Sound control settings was taken while it was disabled after a restart...


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24 Feb 2010   #10
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

still stuck on this, any ideas?
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