Hi so recently I had my mobo and cpu changed for me and my front panel audio jacks weren't working, I had tried every software based solution and now I decided to open the case and see if the headers are connected and wouldn't you know it - none of the 7 were Unfortunately my mobo's manual isn't clear to where the headers should go, or atleast I can't understand it. Here is a link to the manual (on page 1-21): http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H61M/#support_Download
and below I'll tell you guys what's on the connectors and their corresponding colour: GROUND - BLACK (ok this one is pretty obvious but the others aren't) MIC IN - PINK MICBIAS - YELLOW SPKOUTL - WHITE RETURNR - GREY SPKOUTR - GREEN RETURNL - BLUE
It seems plausible, doesn't it? Apparently my front panel audio is AC97, my manual says the mobo supports both ac97 and hd audio so I guess that's not a problem (or is it?), so I'm guessing my GROUND goes to pin2, MIC IN goes into 1, MICBIAS - 3, SPKOUTL - 9, RETURNL - 10, SPKOUTR - 5, RETURNR - 6? Edit - I found another image basically stating the same thing: http://img.techpowerup.org/111213/Capture026.jpg
But still can someone who knows more about this than I do tell me to go for it?
PS: My audio is via hd, not realtek, so suggesting to disable front panel detection won't work for me.
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You can go for it. Good job! my GROUND goes to pin2, MIC IN goes into 1, MICBIAS - 3, SPKOUTL - 9, RETURNL - 10, SPKOUTR - 5, RETURNR - 6?