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ROGER SMITH Jan 05, 2003, 06:19pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Just installed A7N8X format and clean install of WIN XP Pro with 1gig tbird and 256 mb of Crucial 2100ddr and have no sound from onboard sound. Device manager and ASUS packaged software says sound devices working properly.


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Andrew D. Jan 06, 2003, 01:07am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Sure your speakers work and everything is in the right plugs? Check the volume from start->programs->accessories->entertainment->volume control.

ROGER SMITH Jan 06, 2003, 05:59pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have check all the volume setting in Windows and in the ASUS sofware package and they all look fine. I have been using the speakers with this computer before I switched boards and even plugged them into another computer and they work fine.

I am also looking for some information on flashing the bios. The post shows bios version 1001.G, but the ASUS Probe is showing 1017 Beta. I am assuming the 1001.G is correct? I have downloaded 1010 and aflash.exe from ASUS' website. When I boot from the floppy created following their instructions and run aflash, I get message stating "ERROR! Can't find system BIOSs Hook". Anyone have better instructions?

Andrew D. Jan 07, 2003, 01:59am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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You have the wrong aflash version is my guess. If it can't find your BIOS. Never had that error with aflash myself.

Good Luck

ROGER SMITH Jan 07, 2003, 08:03pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Talked with ASUS tonight and after going thru the normal bios setting and volume controls, I was told to remove the board and place a piece of cardboard between the board and the case. Apparently the case was touching the board and shorting the sound out. Now it works like a champ. Who would have thought it!!!

Andrew D. Jan 07, 2003, 10:41pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Heh, those darn wierd things. Atleast it is fixed now. Enjoy.

mick murphy Feb 08, 2003, 06:23pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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As for flashing the A7N8X, aflash.exe will not work, you have to use the AWDFLASH.EXE located on the CD in [CD]:\Software\AWDFLASH\.

You also mention a 1010, is that just for A7N8X and not deluxe? My deluxe search seems to show that 1002 is the newest BIOS.

Rudi Ratlos Feb 28, 2003, 05:18pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have exactly the same problem with the onboard sound. I'll try to insulate the board with the cardboard. I'll report.

Newest deluxe BIOS is the 1002a. Seems to have minor improvements in the hardware monitoring.

Rudi Ratlos

DNA _ Feb 28, 2003, 06:55pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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If I called my motherboard manufacturer and they told me to stick a piece of cardboard in between something, man, I'd stick something somewhere alright. Right up ASUS's , n/m , deep breath...........................1,2,3,4,5
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Sorry,
-DNA

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"GET A JOB!"
Rodney Spence Mar 01, 2003, 04:36pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I also have the same problem with this MB and no onboard sound. I also updated the BIOS to 1002; installed a SB Audigy PCI card; and went through all the WinXP sound troubleshooting routine and still no sound. I'll have to check if the MB is shorting against the case as was your problem.

Rodney Spence Mar 01, 2003, 08:39pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Here's a possible solution to some of you who may have this problem under WinXP. The digital output on a shared digital/analog sound port (e.g. on SB Audigy Gamer) is sometimes disabled under XP so that with digital speakers you no longer hear any sound, but you can with analog speakers or headphones. I have Boston Acoustic BA735 digital speakers and got my sound back by going to the Windows Volume Control panel and selecting the "Advanced" button under Play control and then putting a check mark in the "Digital Output Only" box and got my sound back!!
For more details on this issue see the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles 313022 and 302710. I'm glad I don't have to insert cardboard in my MB!!!

Caveman017 Mar 01, 2003, 09:05pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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DNA that was funny. & i mean it

Sincerely,
Brandon G.

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jack myhogoff Mar 11, 2003, 03:51pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have similar problem. Acutally I get audio out using the digital connection however the onboard line-in and mic do not work. I use the line-in quite often for tv tuner and video editing but I am going nuts trying to get it working. I will look at trying to insulate the board to see if I am getting a short but for the time being I had to install a sound card for audio in and I use the digital out for default playback. Anybody have a fix for this....?

Thanks

Rudi Ratlos Mar 12, 2003, 01:06am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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It finally turned out that the board was defective out of the box. I got a replacement one and now everything works fine.

RR

jack myhogoff Mar 13, 2003, 02:27pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Everything working fine now ....I pulled the MOBO out and removed unused mount point...luckily MOBO still good. Talk about a newbie mistake but I gues that is what happens when you get excited about new motherboard.

Dan Logcher Mar 24, 2003, 02:18pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Jack Hog,
What was the problem with your A7N8X?

I also have the no sound problem. Above I read that the
mobo is shorting on the case, but where? Is it near the
audio jacks? I have a hard time believe that a sheet of
cardboard is a good thing in my computer.

Could it be the metal screws need plastic washers to
insulate?

--
Dan
dlogcher@attbi.com

DNA _ Mar 24, 2003, 02:41pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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If your board has the metal rings, then your board is ok to use metal risers. If the board doesn't have the metal rings then use plastic risers, unless the case came with fiber washers. You would think it was the other way around but it's not. Some even recommend not using the fiber washers with boards with metal rings.

-DNA


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ROGER SMITH Mar 24, 2003, 06:53pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I never found where the short was. I have since moved the board to another case and have not had any problems with it since.

Dan Logcher Mar 25, 2003, 10:00am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I looked on the board, and it does appear to have the metal
rings around the mount points. It also has drawn rings around
that, a little further out. So I would assume that means no
wiring is within the drawn rings.

I replaced a screw near the sound ports with a smaller headed
screw. Still nothing. I suppose I will have to remove the board
completely and mabye try it out of a case. Is this safe to do?

--
Dan
dlogcher@attbi.com

ROGER SMITH Mar 25, 2003, 07:30pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Asus' tech support told me to take it out of the case and set it on the desk or something not metal and boot the pc. That is how we deducted it was shorting on the case. I lifted the whole board out of the case and set a piece of cardboard across the opening of the case and set the board down on it to test it.

Dan Logcher Mar 28, 2003, 09:59am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hmmm, I was thinking of doing this. Did you attach a
ground to the mobo?


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