|Hi, I've spent 3 whole days searching every forum I can find to solve this problem.|
Last week I bought an RCA to Line in cable hoping to copy some old cassettes over to CD. When it arrived I plugged it in and got great sound over the speakers but on recording got a lot of interference. I swapped the cable around several times between mic and Line in - no better but no problem.
Then next day when I connected the Line in, the speakers on the stereo made a loud crackle and I lost sound from the PC.
Since then I have uninstalled the sound card, reseated it, reinstalled, checked all the volume boxes to make sure it wasn't muted - but I've got no sound at all.
I am using a C-Media CMI8738/C3DX sound card on a desktop running Windows 98SE - I know it's antiquated but it does everything I need, and I've got a Vista laptop for everything else.
The Gameport works perfectly well and all applications ie Media Player and Real Player seem to think that it's working,
The device manager says that it is working properly.
So, in summation, I guess my question is - do I need a new sound card? Can a faulty sound card be installed on a system and fool it into thinking it is OK?
Thanks for any help any of you can offer