sound card with only one speaker working

June 19, 2012 at 20:23:54
Specs: Windows 7
I have a xonar dx sound card in a dell T7400. I only have one speaker working and wouldn't know why. More so every time I turn on my computer after shutting it down, it keeps on showing 0 drivers, press F1 etc cause it won't detect my wireless keyboard. Can anyone please help?

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June 20, 2012 at 00:13:49
Wireless keyboards generally won't work at initial boot, you'll need to borrow a corded one to use temporarily.

The speaker problem could be down to the speakers themselves, the cable connecting them or the connectors into the soundcard. You need to narrow down the possibilities by plugging in a different set of speakers or using headphones to see if they work. If they do then the problem is with the old speakers, if the problem persists then the problem is with the soundcard.

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June 20, 2012 at 03:36:26
Thanks, I've tested the speakers and they are ok.

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June 20, 2012 at 18:25:56
Still can't resolve the issues. Only one speaker working and the 0 drivers press F1 problem is still there too. Help me out somebody!

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June 20, 2012 at 21:22:29
A sound problem like yours is often caused by wires that are broken inside the speaker cord, most often near the plug that plugs into the computer - if the insulation is intact for the broken wire(s) the broken wire ends may have an intermittent connection - both speakers may work when the cord is in certain positions, only one works when it's in other positions....
....but that doesn't accounf for your oddball 0 Drivers problem.

The POST will halt when it encounters certain errors.

Try this..

Plug the transceiver for the wireless keyboard into a USB port on the BACK of the case if it isn't already plugged in there.
If you have an external hard drive, don't plug it into a USB port above or below the USB port the transceiver is plugged into.

Remove the AC power to the case.

Remove the left side panel as seen from the front of the case.

Make sure all cards in slots are all the way down in their slots.

Restore AC power and try the computer.

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