JohnF30 Posted April 26, 2008 Share Posted April 26, 2008 Hi, I'm using a new Dell XPS 420 with Vista Home Edition Premium. I've hooked up my stereo using a mini-plug into the sound card line-in. At least I think I'm using the right input jack. My sound card layout doesn't match the diagram that came with the computer manual or comes with the Creative software either. But it's the grayish/blue jack and that seems to be the default color for line in. When I look up "sound device" in system information is says Name Creative X-Fi Audio Processor (WDM) Manufacturer Creative Technology, Ltd. Status OK PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0005&SUBSYS_60021102&REV_00\4&1CF725D4&0&20F0 Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\ctaud2k.sys (126.96.36.1991, 513.02 KB (525,336 bytes), 4/18/2008 11:05 AM) Yet, I'm unable to play any music from the stereo and get it to come out of the speakers hooked up to the computer. The speakers work fine with internal software such as Windows Media Player so there's no reason to believe there's anything wrong with that part of the hook up. I used this same line in cord and mini-plug on my Dell Dimension computer with Windows XP and it worked fine, so I don't suspect there's anything physically faulty with the wires or mini-plug. How can I troubleshoot this problem? Could I hook up a portable radio to the line in jack and see if that gives me sound? Or an mp3 player? Nothing has changed between things working fine on the old computer and the new computer except for it being a different computer and sound card. How can I test the signal going to the mini-plug to be sure things are working to that point? Are there other tests I can do to verify that the sound card is actually capable of functioning with something plugged into the line-in jack? This has me stumped so far, and would appreciate any technical advice on how to troubleshoot this problem. Larrydonline Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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