[jhb_airlines] Re: Headphone Problems

  • From: "F FISHER" <ffisher991@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 14:39:23 +0100

Mike

You will have to check whether a standard sound card will fit in a Compaq, 
anything like Dell, it is all bespoke hardware, not a lot off the shelf.

Frank F 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mike Nicholls 
  To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 2:08 PM
  Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Headphone Problems


  Nice to know it's getting sorted Thomas

  I have a problem with my Compaq which has an on board sound card

  Everything is fine except when I fire up Teamspeak I get such so much echo / 
noise that I cannot use TS on it, although it ( TS ) is set up identically to 
my laptop which works without any problems

  Paul's idea of putting in an external card is probably the way forward

  Mike
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  ----- Original Message ----
  From: Paul Reynolds <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Tuesday, 9 September, 2008 17:35:28
  Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Headphone Problems


  Thomas,



  I grabbed the manual for your motherboard and you definitely have onboard 
sound.  Indeed, your motherboard has an internal connector for an audio front 
panel to be fitted so if you plug your headphones in at the front of the 
computer there could well be a problem with that.  Try the rear audio sockets 
to see if that makes a difference (pink for mic., green for headphone).



  As for additional drives, your motherboard has two IDE slots and two S-ATA 
slots.  Your DVD/CD-Rom drive(s) will probably be using at least one of the IDE 
drives and it’s possible that with such a small hard drive that is also using 
IDE.  You almost certainly have one of the SATA connections free, possibly both 
if the hard drive uses one of the IDE connections.  To be absolutely sure, you 
would need to open the case and look at where the cables from each of the 
drives go to. 



  Should you decide to take a look, the IDE cable will look like a wide ribbon 
cable which is plugged into the motherboard and may be connected to just one 
drive (hard disk or CD/DVD) or, just as commonly, connected to one drive then 
continues on to a second.



  For an S-ATA drive, these are usually round red (though sometimes black) 
cable about 5mm in diameter that runs from the motherboard to the drive.  Don’t 
confuse these with the power cables, they’ll be the ones coming from the power 
supply (obviously).



  The other thing that’s important is that your motherboard also has two PCI 
slots in addition to the PCI-Express socket which would allow you to disable 
the on-board sound and plug in a different soundcard.



  I know you’ve said you are not technical at all but fitting a sound card is 
not as scary as it seems.  Disabling your onboard sound is simple enough and to 
fit the new soundcard you simply open the case, insert it into an empty 
expansion slot, and press it down to make sure it’s sat in the slot evenly.  
Having done that. Put the case back on re-start the machine and install the 
drivers for the new soundcard from the supplied CD.



  Paul



  From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of thomas.mcgreevy
  Sent: 09 September 2008 15:03
  To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Headphone Problems



  Mike

          Thanks for suggestions.  Have finally got things moving in the right 
direction.  Have a look at my message to Frank.

  Thomas

    ----- Original Message ----- 

    From: Mike Nicholls 

    To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

    Sent: Monday, September 08, 2008 11:11 PM

    Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Headphone Problems



    Thomas  



    Looks to me the biggest problem is the lack of space on the drive, giving 
no room for the processor to work with



    I would feel the simpliest exercise would be to get an external plug-in 
drive for around £60, hive off all the stuff you don't use for FS ( music, 
video, picture files etc ). This would immediately free up your hard drive to 
say 40 gb free ( allowing for windows and FS ), which should be easily enough.



    As regards the processor speed and RAM, they should be ample to run FS9 - I 
run it to 20fps max with a similiar spec ( maybe slows up around airports ) and 
its perfectly acceptable, particular if you want to fly on-line and need 
teamspeak and IVAO Eye running in the backround - not as good as Frank's spec 
mind you!!



    Mike

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    ----- Original Message ----
    From: thomas.mcgreevy <thomas.mcgreevy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
    To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sent: Monday, 8 September, 2008 13:47:24
    Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Headphone Problems

    Frank,

    Sorry for delay in replying been away all w/e.

    Some info for you. I had the following work done in Jan of this year.  
Replaced motherboard,processor, memory and graphics card with the following;

    AMD Athlon 64x2 4400+Socket AM2 2.3GHz Energy Efficient Socket AM L2 1MB 
(2x512 KB) Cache retail boxed processor.

    MSI K9VGM-V K8M890 Socket AM<2 onboard VGA 8 channel audio mATX motherboard.

    Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB)DDR2 800MHz/PC2 6400 XMS2 Memory non ecc unbuffered 
CL5(5-5-5-12) Heat spreader lifetime warranty.

    Leadtek  8600GTS 256 MB Extreme Dual DVI TVO PCI-E Graphics card. Running 
XP Home edition. I have no access to another machine. I am not technical at all 
re computors.

    Another problem I have is my hard drive as 76.3GB of capacity at the moment 
I only have 9.59GB of free space so I probably will have to get somebody in to 
sort the mess out.



    Thomas

      ----- Original Message ----- 

      From: F FISHER 

      To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

      Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 10:21 PM

      Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Headphone Problems



      Thomas



      An easy check to see if you have an onboard sound or sound card, is to 
look at the back of your machine where you have the headset connected, assuming 
you are not connecting via a front panel, in which case you will definatly be 
using onboard sound. This for newer machines.



      If you are connecting at the back, this for older machines, your audio 
in/out will either be near the top close to the USB and mouse/keyboard ports, 
or close to the bottom where there will be horizontal slots with connections 
sticking out.



      In the former, again onboard, the latter, a plugin sound card.



      From your mail, it sounds as if you are not technical or computor 
litterate, making it harder to explain the howto's.



      Another machine with working sound and webcam alongside, and we could 
then perhaps talk you thro working on your own machine. A lot cheaper than 
taking it to a shop.



      If you have a friend who knows how to use a screwdriver, and is not 
afraid to open up the box, would be of benifit to you.



      It is easy, for those of us who are no stranger to the innards, or the 
BIOS, but not easy to convey it remotely. But give us time.



      Some information as to the specifications of your machine might help, 
either a Dell or HP or one PCWorlds own, or even if shop bought/built, what 
CPU/speed. And whether you have the Motherboard manual.



      Frank F  

        ----- Original Message ----- 

        From: thomas.mcgreevy 

        To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

        Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 7:39 PM

        Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Headphone Problems



        Paul

                Thanks for the info and advice.  When I find out what a BIOS is 
I will try a plug-in card and hope that solves the problem.

                        Thomas

          ----- Original Message ----- 

          From: Paul Reynolds 

          To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

          Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 6:52 PM

          Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Headphone Problems



          Getting the same from new cans rules out the headset.  It’s possible 
the contacts on the inside of the mic. socket have become damaged and not 
connecting, if so then replacing the socket is extremely difficult and not 
advised.  A better solution would be to disable the onboard sound and replace 
it with a plug-in sound card as Frank suggests.



          Before that though, try re-installing the soundcard drivers, 
sometimes it can reset an errant software flag in the system.  This is 
especially true when these types of problems follow software updates.



          While doing this, check if there is a newer version of the drivers on 
the motherboard manufacturers site rather than use the ones on the CD that came 
with the mobo.



          Paul



          From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of F FISHER
          Sent: 05 September 2008 16:43
          To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
          Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Headphone Problems



          Thomas



          It is beginning to sound like your sound card mic input is duff, or 
the the card, or onboard sound system itself.



          Not unusual for mic's to go AWOL, I had to replace a good headset 
because of a duff mic, pity as the phones were really comfortable.



          2 duff mics point to this.



          If you are using onboard sound, then get a soundcard and bung it in 
(disable the onboard first in your BIOS.



          Frank F



            ----- Original Message ----- 

            From: thomas.mcgreevy 

            To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

            Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 3:45 PM

            Subject: [jhb_airlines] Headphone Problems



            I have for some time used the following headphones, Canyon CN-HS1. 
On Wednesday evening last I found the mic would not work so I unplugged them 
and replugged them in which then brought up an MSI tic box. It asked the 
following questions;

            Line in.        Line out.

            Mic out.       Rear speaker out.

            Headphone.  Centre subwoofer speaker out.

            Side speaker out.

            I ticked Headphone only which then brought up an insert in the main 
box called Analog Back Panel showing three plugin points marked Blue Green 
Pink.  The Pink point was flashing, this is the Mic connector, at this point I 
assumed the Headphones where u/s.

            Today I bought new Headphones of the same make, tried them with the 
same results, no Mic.  I have had no problems listening to music or voice on 
both sets of Headphones.

            If there is anyone who could give me some advice on how to sort 
this problem I would be most grateful

            Regards   

                           Thomas


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