April 11th, 2006, 03:34 PM #1
No Display when sound card is installed
Well i bot myself a new sound card for my computer. A Sound Blaster Live Model : SBOO6O. (its second hand from ebay). ok so when i install it onto my motherboard and turn my computer on the computer starts but there is no pictuer on my monitor. I can not work out how this is iv googled but with no luck . So please help is my sound card broke or is there somthing i have to do before i can get it to work.
Geforce 5500 AGPx8
Windows xp SP2 media center edition
April 11th, 2006, 05:07 PM #2
Try resetting your CMOS. Have you tried installing it in different PCI slots?
April 11th, 2006, 05:17 PM #3
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does it (pc) work again once you remove the soundcard
April 12th, 2006, 05:49 AM #4
Yes i have tryed all the PDI Slots but nothing :9
Yes once i pull the sound card from the computer and start it again everthing goes fine. I have also tryed the sound card on my sisters computer and my mates computer and even on there' this happens. I am now thinking the card is broke and i am going to have to contact the guy i bot it from and try and get my money back
April 12th, 2006, 10:05 AM #5
Sometimes audio and video cards can share IRQs- this might be the problem.
Go into your BIOS settings and make sure you have the settings Assign IRQ to AGP and Assign IRQ to PCI enabled. Also, change the ECSD setting to enable and then reboot.
If this does not work, go back into BIOS and turn off PNP OS installed, this will have the BIOS determine IRQs versus Windows.
Hope this helps-
write back, so we can troubleshoot more.New Dad since 07/06/2005
April 12th, 2006, 11:15 AM #6
I tryed assignin IRQ to AGP and IRQ to PCI but i still get on signal on my mointor. I was looking at the sound card when i noticed that there are pin's on it, there is on long line of pin that underneth it says "AUD_EXT", AND FOUR OTHER SMALLER ONES "TAD, CD_IN, AUX_IN, AND CD_SPDIF". Do you think i have to pulg somthing into these. It never came with any wires or any thing
April 12th, 2006, 11:35 AM #7
"I tryed assignin IRQ to AGP and IRQ to PCI but i still get on signal on my mointor. I was looking at the sound card when i noticed that there are pin's on it, there is on long line of pin that underneth it says "AUD_EXT", AND FOUR OTHER SMALLER ONES "TAD, CD_IN, AUX_IN, AND CD_SPDIF". Do you think i have to pulg somthing into these. It never came with any wires or any thing"
The CD_IN is the wire from your Main CD Drive/DVD Drive etc. This carries the Sound signal from the Device to your Sound Card.
The AUX_IN is for a Second CD Drive/DVD Drive etc. So, you can plug a second Device in.
Your Main Device will have a Wire that runs from it to your Motherboard. Just unclip it from the Motherboard and into CD_IN.
If you have no wires running to the Sound Card you will have NO SOUND.
Also, go into your BIOS and Disable Onboard Sound if it is enabled. If On Board Sound is Enabled, and you install the Sound Card sometimes what you are experiencing can happen. I do know this happened to me a while back, and that was the problem.
If that does not work, the Sound Card could be Dead, but..... even if it is, it should not affect the rest of the System as it is doing.
Hope this helps some.Main Rig:
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April 13th, 2006, 08:05 AM #8
You don't actually need to hook up any of those wires to your sound card to get sound out of them. The data will travel through the IDE channel from the drives also.
You can also set system resources through Windows. Go into control panel and then system. You can then check system resouces and see if the the IRQs for video and audio are shared. You can then assign different IRQs if you have some available.
Otherwise, maybe you can just go back to onboard sound?New Dad since 07/06/2005
April 13th, 2006, 08:38 AM #9
It sounds like you've tried everything that I would have tried. If you've tested it in all your PCI slots and on several computers with the same results, chances are that the card itself is fried.
April 13th, 2006, 05:46 PM #10
Could be a conflict with the soundcards drivers. Have you tried Windows update to see if they have drivers for your soundcard?
April 13th, 2006, 05:51 PM #11
If it won't even POST with video while the card is installed, I doubt that drivers could have any effect.
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