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Old 08-02-2008, 02:17   #1
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No sound from front headphone socket


Can anyone help.? I have a Dell e520 desktop PC and the onboard sound is terrible so i put in a Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme audio card and it is great but there is no sound from the headphone socket on the front of the PC. Does anyone know if i can do something to remedy this ( it was a lot easier to put the headphones in the front rather than have to scrabble about at the back of the PC)

any help would be gratefully recieved.


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In the past Dells would use a cable with a white multi-way plug on the end to connect the soundcard to the internal wiring - I think this is a standard cable, I don't know if this applies to your model, but certainly all my Dells have had to have a soundcard with the necessary socket too, which basically meant not all cards will work.

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unless this is a headphone socket in a front panel that came with the creative card then it's still plugged into the internal sound.
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