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why my cdrom drive have mono sound when playing cdplayer?but when playing game or others it has stereo sound.the description of drive creative 24X soundblaster awe 16 bit
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Is the speaker jack plugged in fully?  If it is not you could get mono output.

Also check that your speakers are plugged into the correct jack (Speaker Out or Line Out if there is no Speaker Out) and that the second speaker is chained correctly to the first one (I'm assuming you have powered speakers).

Are the games you talk about DOS games?  If they are, try playing an mp3 in Windows using Winamp or a similar program.  If it also is mono, check your Sound Properties (double click the speaker icon in the tray, or go through Control Panel).  Check around through the "advanced" sections for a stereo option if there is one and enable it.  Otherwise, make sure all the balance bars are set to the middle or somewhere near there. If the mp3 comes out stereo, check the audio cable going from your CD ROM to your sound card - that's probably the culprit.

Barring all of that, check your Device manager for a conflict.  If none of my suggestions work, reject my answer.

Good Luck,
jeremy
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by:eddyhalim
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so where should the cd cable to be connected to the sound card? the connections have three parts : Aux1, aux2 ,cd?
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by:jcarlo
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The cable connects to the card someplace on the inside of the computer, not on the back (where the speakers et al. plug in) - check your sound card documentation for details.  Do you have the CD ROM audio cable?  It's a little thin thing, with about four wires running parallel to one another, and a tiny connector at either end (shaped something like the power connectors for the floppy drive, but a little smaller).  One end goes into a connector on the back of your CD ROM, and the other connects to your sound card, on some connector which will be inside your PC.  Your sound card and CD documentation will have more details on exactly where the connectors are.  Also, I believe the connectors on this cable are not keyed, so you will have to watch out about orientation; just try it one way or the other and see which works.

Also, for a quick fix, check out your sound control software (click on the speaker icon in the tray (right side of the takbar).  Make sure that there's nothing about "Mono" or an unchecked "Stereo" option.


Also, if you try the stuff I gave in the above answer and it doesn't work, please reject the answer to reopen it.

Regards,
Jeremy
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by:Sea
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The problem is the audio cable, you need to unplug the audio cable out and make sure the red and white SHOULD place on the outerside  !!!

TRY IT !!!!
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