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Line-in to sound card - no sound, no volume display

  1. #1


    JRW Guest

    Line-in to sound card - no sound, no volume display

    Phonograph player into line-in on SigmaTel sound card has no sound. This
    worked w/ XP, stopped after Vista installed. Speakers work fine on everything
    else.
    Windows Vista help says go to speakers properties, & lin-in is mute by
    default. (Help picture shows Volume control,Phone Line,Line-in, Aux &
    Micrphone; but when I go there mine only displays the volume control & the
    other items are midssing, so I can't unmute. I can't record anything.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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  3. #2


    Wandering Guest

    Re: Line-in to sound card - no sound, no volume display

    If the phonograph player is just a turntable meant to be plugged into a
    stereo system the output will be far too low for an computer input. You will
    either need to plug it into an amplifier system with a "line out" first and
    then plug that into you computer, or obtain an inline amplifier that
    duplicates that function.


    "JRW" <JRW@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:53656E4E-AB65-499B-BCD8-71F59391BAB5@xxxxxx

    > Phonograph player into line-in on SigmaTel sound card has no sound. This
    > worked w/ XP, stopped after Vista installed. Speakers work fine on
    > everything
    > else.
    > Windows Vista help says go to speakers properties, & lin-in is mute by
    > default. (Help picture shows Volume control,Phone Line,Line-in, Aux &
    > Micrphone; but when I go there mine only displays the volume control & the
    > other items are midssing, so I can't unmute. I can't record anything.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    TimboTen Guest

    RE: Line-in to sound card - no sound, no volume display

    I had a sound problem with my onboard SigmaTel audio following an upgrade to
    Vista. In the end I updated the driver for SigmaTel audio for my motherboard
    from the Intel site and it solved my problem. Just one of the XP to Vista
    bugs! Hope this helps you.
    --
    TimboTen

    "JRW" wrote:

    > Phonograph player into line-in on SigmaTel sound card has no sound. This
    > worked w/ XP, stopped after Vista installed. Speakers work fine on everything
    > else.
    > Windows Vista help says go to speakers properties, & lin-in is mute by
    > default. (Help picture shows Volume control,Phone Line,Line-in, Aux &
    > Micrphone; but when I go there mine only displays the volume control & the
    > other items are midssing, so I can't unmute. I can't record anything.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    JRW Guest

    RE: Line-in to sound card - no sound, no volume display

    Thanks for your reply - it sounded like the answer, so I downloaded the
    latest SigmaTel driver from Intel, but it didn't work. When I try to check
    SigmaTel through the Control Panel, it says the driver is "inaccessable. Make
    sure it is installed and enabled." Checking for the line-in connection, it
    says Digital Input Device (SPDIF): High Definition Audio Device is working
    but not plugged in (it is, of course, & was working before Vista.) It also
    says it's a Microsoft driver, not Intel. Did it replace & disable the Intel
    driver? My Intel board is a D946GZIS.

    "TimboTen" wrote:

    > I had a sound problem with my onboard SigmaTel audio following an upgrade to
    > Vista. In the end I updated the driver for SigmaTel audio for my motherboard
    > from the Intel site and it solved my problem. Just one of the XP to Vista
    > bugs! Hope this helps you.
    > --
    > TimboTen
    >
    > "JRW" wrote:
    >

    > > Phonograph player into line-in on SigmaTel sound card has no sound. This
    > > worked w/ XP, stopped after Vista installed. Speakers work fine on everything
    > > else.
    > > Windows Vista help says go to speakers properties, & lin-in is mute by
    > > default. (Help picture shows Volume control,Phone Line,Line-in, Aux &
    > > Micrphone; but when I go there mine only displays the volume control & the
    > > other items are midssing, so I can't unmute. I can't record anything.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Re: Line-in to sound card - no sound, no volume display

    I had this same issue and tried all the things listed on just about every website that had this issue - new driver wouldn't work, etc. Everything indicated the line-in was working, but I couldn't hear anything..there was no option for mute, etc.. in the volume control panel. I finally found this from the sound card webpage:

    Sound Blaster How-To: Learn more about the X-Fi Entertainment Mode with this beginner's guide

    Under Entertainment Mode, I chose the beginner and discovered there was a place other than the volume control area to do things. Go to start>programs>creative>sound blaster x-fi>creative console launcher
    make sure you're in Entertainment Mode (that's the only mode mine has); run you're mouse across the bottom icons to find the "mixer" option and click it - check the box next to line-in - you will now have sound!!!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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