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Sound card broken?

Post by xev » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:03 pm

How do i figure out if my sound card is busted?

I bought the Asus Xonar DG about 2 yrs ago.

The speakers work fine of other devices.
Under system devices, the sound card is operating properly.

What else can i run to see if it's ok?
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Re: Sound card broken?

Post by Abula » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:06 pm

Check in control panel --> Sound, if the sound card appears on the elective devices, and check if its the default.
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Re: Sound card broken?

Post by xev » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:23 pm

Yes it's the default. When i play a file, the sound bar in the playback tab moves according to the sound that should be coming from the speakers.

The sound just randomly stopped working last week. I wasn't moving the case or anything.
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Re: Sound card broken?

Post by Vicotnik » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:49 pm

Double check all physical connections, and try with another OS, like booting from a Linux Mint CD or USB stick.
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Re: Sound card broken?

Post by quest_for_silence » Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:23 am

xev wrote:Yes it's the default. When i play a file, the sound bar in the playback tab moves according to the sound that should be coming from the speakers.

The sound just randomly stopped working last week. I wasn't moving the case or anything.

Probably some caps has gone in the relevant line amplifier (or less likely something related to the connectors has broken).
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Re: Sound card broken?

Post by Pappnaas » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:38 am

You could pull the card and activate onboard sound. If everything plays nicely, reinsert the card and try again. If there is no sound, the card is probably dead.

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Re: Sound card broken?

Post by CA_Steve » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:15 am

Also, doesn't that card have multi-outputs? Try setting some of the other outputs to "front speaker" and see if they work.
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Re: Sound card broken?

Post by xev » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:41 pm

Onboard sound is busted as it stopped working, causing me to buy this one.
I'll try a diff OS; reinserting; and using the other ports. Thanks for the tips folks.
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Re: Sound card broken?

Post by CA_Steve » Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:22 pm

heck it could be a corrupted driver. you could reinstall that, too :)
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Re: Sound card broken?

Post by xev » Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:39 pm

CA_Steve wrote:heck it could be a corrupted driver. you could reinstall that, too :)
did that first
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