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Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Zs Front Panel Not Working

If I could find the jack itself online for a reasonable price, I would replace it myself. There is no way that a volume PC peripheral manufacturer would ever use a non-standard or hard to find connector. I have seen IDE cables that looked perfectly good that were in fact bad. If you open the Creative Mixer - you should see sliders or slider options which allow you to change the volume on the Line In 2/Mic In 2 and the SPDif http://philgiebler.com/sound-blaster/sound-blaster-audigy-front-panel-not-working.html

As it was only the card that was broken, I purchased a new Audigy 2 ZS card assuming I would be able to just stick the front panel connector back on pandaking11-12-2005, 08:21 PMAfter googling my butt off, I have discovered that the front panel uses an AD_EXT cable, and after lots of thinking there is a very very very slim chance If you mess this up or mix up pins you can fry your Audigy2 ZS. For those with similar issues on 32-bit systems, this is not a workaround. http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f23/sound-blaster-audigy-2-front-panel-not-working-231193.html

I will go and hunt the creative website to see if they have got any for the front panel. This problem commonly shows up if the ribbon cable is damaged or the front panel is not provided with power. within the Sound Cards forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. They want about $8 for one.My immediate plan is to get a Rat Shack golden headphone adapter to see it using a higher quality adapter will do the trick.

If not, try closing others prograns and repeat the steps from 2 to 6. I have a new rig which is in an Antec 900 Ultimate Gamer case with front headphone and mic sockets. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 The Order: 1886 X1 Xbox One Forums Games Forum Directory X1 Forum Top Forums Dark Souls III FIFA 17 Mass Effect: Andromeda Overwatch The Elder Scrolls V:... These connectors were meant as "equivalents" for the JST PH series connector.

Warning!!! GreyKnightDec 23, 2006, 6:08 AM Hi guysDoes anybody know if this is possible? I got my new card OEM, so I downloads all the drivers off the creative website. So if you just use the ASIO driver (which is much better than WDM anyway) your card should record properly with all your ram.21st July 2011 @ 03:10 Comment from: Erik

i think something is just seriously wrong with creative hardware. See below:Step 4:Cut two 1/2 inch (2cm) sections of the heatshrink tubing and slide them over the ends of the cable. Then reboot, record what you need to, then when you want your RAM back, just undo the change and reboot again. Join Date: Jan 2007 Posts: 23,002 OS: Xp Hi, welcome to TSF.

Even better was that the site had two PDF files (1, 2) that gave the dimensions. I had the sound card reinstalled at best buy so the internal stuff should be ok. I used that auto update so I would have thought that it would have given me all the drivers. So I've definitely got something wrong in terms of pinout.I've also experienced the microphone not behaving properly.

I might be ignoring something essential in order to make the front panel work, I'm just not sure what. navigate here I am (was) another Audigy 2 ZS/Win7 x64 user that couldn't figure out why my recordings were almost always choppy even after tweaking all sorts of settings in 3 or 4 Have you tried Creative's AutoUpdate? 04-08-2008, 07:30 AM #5 somerandomguy1 Registered Member Join Date: Apr 2008 Posts: 2 OS: XP Media Center 2005 Yeah tried it...I think i'm I decided to solder.

My system information: Windows 10 / 8 GB RAM / SB Audigy30th March 2016 @ 20:02 Form is loading... I had finally convinced myself I was going to have to upgrade my sound card...and I wasn't really okay with that. Matt040211-12-2005, 09:37 PMI think you can rule out it being s driver issue! http://philgiebler.com/sound-blaster/sound-blaster-audigy-2-front-panel-not-working.html Then you can proceed to plug the other end into the Audigy2 ZS.

Bingo! Still, boo on Creative for releasing 64-bit drivers that work (...unless you have more than 4 gigs of ram)1st December 2010 @ 22:05 Comment from: Anonymous [Visitor]5 starsConfirmed. Is it an Audigy 2 Platinum?

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everything works fine... Also - make sure the front panel gets power (4-pin plug). 04-07-2008, 01:58 PM #3 somerandomguy1 Registered Member Join Date: Apr 2008 Posts: 2 OS: XP Media Center This jury-rig did the trick, so thanks!18th November 2012 @ 21:00 Comment from: Jaime [Visitor]Thank you very much for this info. See below:(Boy my soldering sucks.

Technology wise I mainly cover Windows and related areas, I have received the Microsoft MVP award through 2006-2011 and am actively involved in several online computing related communities. Conaway12-11-2005, 11:48 AMi am having front panel issues. The pins have to be oriented correctly so that the little latch tab latches onto the housing. this contact form Final Fantasy Tactics...

Well more investigation. (I'm also open to more suggestions from readers/users of this blog.) Eventually, if I get it figured out I'll update the blog with new diagrams and pictures. Pay close attention. This is the best solution - as you then cannot install the cable backwards - but it requires sufficient expertise to remove/replace 40-pin IDC Connectors without breaking them. 2. Is there some kind of jumper I need to switch or something?

However there is an easier solution, that doesn't require you to open your case like removing the RAM physically but it does still require a reboot. However, it appears that this part is specifically made for Creative and not going to be sold to individuals direct, at least not in quantities small enough to be a practical that's just lame. Creative Discussion Forum > Product Boards > Sound Blasters > Audigy 2 ZS Platinum - Front panel issues PDA View Full Version : Audigy 2 ZS Platinum - Front panel issues

I have no real way of knowing as they look the same, but the cable I have has lots of filled in pins in the connector which all my ide cables Featured Forums Apollo Justice: Ace... It should look like this:Notice that I've marked pin 1 with red marker to keep things straight. (I also got a little over zealous and shrunk the heatshrink tubing early. Creative never made true MCE drivers for this, I think that is the problem.

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