Cannot play audio CD's, sound on PC OK.
Posted on 2006-04-04
I'm working on an old eMachines PC (Cyrix 333 mhz, win 98SE).
This is wierd: the machine has sound, the CD-ROM plays games, applications, everything normal. When I try to play an audio CD (not copy, bought from store), CD player opens, and looks like it's 'playing' (the counter goes 01, 02, 03 secs, etc), but no sound comes out of the computer.
I have changed the CD-ROM, the audio cable, the data cable, the connection on the motherboard( this is built-in sound) has two ways or plugs for 3 or 4 pin connections (tried both), have tried different audio CD's. No luck, samo, samo.
So, is there a way to play an audio CD on this machine?, HOW???, re-installing Win98?, upgrading the O.S.?; I may do that, just wondering why it cannot play audio CD's right now.
TIA for any help, advice, input.