Case frontpanel I/O port wiring

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Case frontpanel I/O port wiring

Postby zimmer » Thu Feb 20, 2003 4:03 pm

:( Hi Peeps
I've fitted my system to a new case with front panel USB, headphone and mic sockets, i've got the USB ports working, but not the mic and head phone sockets,
my mobo is a ECS K7S5A with onboard sound disabled and a Creative Soundblaster 4.1 digital PCI card fitted.
The wires from the front panel have 'individual' plugs on them, marked-
ear L
ear R
mic data
ground
which is fairly simple to understand, i connected these to the mobo 'FP_AUDIO' header as follows--
ear L to FPOUT-L pin 9
ear R to FPOUT-R pin 5
mic data to MIC pin 1
ground to GND pin 2
No output to headphones? I assume i've got to connect to the sound card but the only connections are TAD, CD and AUX, all of which i believe are 'outputs'.
I've tried the case suppliers, they said see soundcard manual (which is as much use as a chocolate teapot) and e-mailed 'Creative' and so far got no responce, can anyone point me in the right direction, pleeeease !!! (be gentle with me i'm a new boy on the block) :D
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Postby dell_m_m » Fri Feb 21, 2003 2:24 am

Since you've found out the mobo's FP_AUDIO connectors won't work with the O/B audio disabled and that your Soundblaster card doesn't have any internal connections for a front panel, I guess you're outta luck... Unless you run a Y adapter and extension cord around from the back :cry:

Actually, it would help to know the model number of the sound card, as we can't get any info from Creative without it :?

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Postby zimmer » Fri Feb 21, 2003 7:28 pm

Hi Dell
Card model #CT4740
I sort of guessed that might be the case, not what i wanted to hear! :cry:
but thanks for the input.

Zimmer.

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Postby dell_m_m » Sat Feb 22, 2003 12:00 am

I've got a couple of SB16 ISA cards laying around as well as one PCI version :wink: Any particular reason you use this card? I use the O/B sound on my K7S5A... Sounds great and is much better than the old Creative card you have.

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Postby Knowledge » Sun Mar 02, 2003 7:56 am

I have the same mobo. I also have a case with front panel USB, headphone and mic connections. i wired it all up fine but the mic and phones don't work either. heh heh heh :D the difference is i don't care to make it work on that machine. :wink: it's simply the parts bin machine I threw together for the garage. I only use it to play music and looking up info while i'm working on cars.
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Postby Felius Digitus » Mon Mar 17, 2003 3:19 pm

Here's a thought pot the rear ports off the card and connect to those I/O ports. Be realy carefull removing the jacks though, so you can email em to me. I have two cards that need new jacks and so far can't find a distributer that sell them in anything less than 250 count.

And don't expect a helpfull reply from Creative, their response when I inquired as to the type of jack I needed was to buy the a new card.
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