First post, by ThruMy4Eyes
So I'm building a retro rig for a friend from leftover parts I've had since forever. This motherboard (AOpen mx46-533v) is was completely working a couple weeks ago when I tested it on my bench, audio and video was great, I played some Quake 3 Arena on it. Ordered a modern Rosewill MicroATX case and and installed it in there.
The case came with front audio jacks and an internal connector saying "HD Audio". I removed the AC97 jumpers on the motherboard and plugged in the case's audio connector. I got no audio from the case's jacks on the front, so I deduced the wiring wasn't the same between AC97 output and HD Audio. So I unplugged the front panel connector inside the case, and reinstalled the jumpers where they're supposed to be according to the motherboard manual.
Now I can't get any audio out of the rear connectors like I did before installing it into this case! Did I somehow fry the audio outputs on the motherboard or something? I've tried MANY different driver versions, and they all install perfectly fine and Device Manager says nothing wrong - but I get no sound output. Adjusting volume in Windows doesn't give me that indication sound. When I play a music file in Windows Media Player, the seek bar will move like it's playing, however the visualizations things will remain frozen and not react to what music is supposedly playing.
I'm at a complete loss here. I didn't think trying the HD Audio connector would fry anything onboard. Just trying to get a concrete answer before I have dig up a PCI sound card for this machine.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Win98SE - Socket370 Celeron 950MHz, 256 RAM, 80GB HD, DVD-ROM, integrated Intel graphics, SB Audigy.
WinXP/10/Linux - LGA775 Pentium E6600@3GHz, 6GB RAM, 250GB(x2) & 320GB HDs, DVD-burner, Radeon HD6450, onboard sound.