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Sound Card Jumpers (ESS ES688)

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Can someone find the Jumper Descriptions for the Sound card... ie.. whats JP1

The card does not Detect under Win95 ... But believed to be working in its last computer (MB failed!)

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by:MAVERICK
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by:whoami
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Maverick,

What Soundcard?  
We need more info to troubleshoot your problem.

CShenberger
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by:snowolfe
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whoami's right - the es688 is not a card - it's a chip - ess manufactures the chip for card makers - so we would need either the actual maker of the card or possibly what make/model of the computer was
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by:G0LIATH
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Look for an FCC number and post it here
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by:snowolfe
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good call goliath
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by:MAVERICK
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FCC ID: K9J057A0A

BTW Your 100% correct about the chip-number part... What made me believe it was the

Thanks
Jon

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by:MAVERICK
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FCC ID: K9J057A0A

BTW Your 100% correct about the chip-number part... What made me believe it was the model number...was the Win 95 setup lists it as a model....


Thanks
Jon

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by:snowolfe
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well it was made by aspar technology company (whoever that is) from japan - was this motherboard out of a brand name or prebuilt system? (your old mobo)
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by:G0LIATH
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Looks like you're going to have to the play "trial and error" game with the jumpers but you can at least go here to get drivers that will work.

http://www.esstech.com/Technical/drivers/downloadable/drivers/win95/688w95.zip

Best of luck to you
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by:MAVERICK
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Sounds like it may be better to throw it out and buy a new one.... They only cost about $30 (OEM).....

There was no noticeable brand on the old computer system....

Q what should I do with the points

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by:G0LIATH
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You can post a 0 point question in the Customer Service area and request that the question be removed. Your points will be returned to you.
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by:MAVERICK
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idiott : The Answer  is effectively not applicable..... the question is not so much about drivers but the jumpers on the card.... After much thinking I'll replace the card and buy a new one....
Goliath: I Realise I can get customer service to delete the question .... But you took the time to answer the question ....

Incidently would the card AutoDetect in Win95 IF it was working properly (not misconfigured!)


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by:G0LIATH
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Unlikely, I think the 688 predates Win95 and PNP. PNP cards are detected whether IRQ and memory addressing is misconfigured or not, except in the case of a jumper setting to disable/enable PNP. I would play with it a little just to make sure, but like you said, sound cards are cheap.
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by:MAVERICK
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K thanks...  Goliath Please Submit a answer ....

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Thanks for the points MAVERICK,
Look for an FCC number to identify no-name cards.

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thanks alot

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