One sound channel bad? Tags: Motherboards Last response: February 26, 2010 4:45 PM in Motherboards Share jake60 February 24, 2010 7:42:34 AM I am running an Asrock 775 dual vsta with a 2.8gh pentium D dual core. Everything was fine until earlier tonight I lost my left stereo channel. I went online to listen to an AM radio station which was not in stereo. I only got sound out of the right channel. The bad thing was that when I left the online am station I still only have the right channel. I have removed all my audio video codes and sound programs. No difference. Reinstalled the Realtech sound drivers twice without any help. I have been around computers for a long time. I have stacks of old motherboards where one thing or another went wrong with them. Mainly onboard IDE hard drive controllers. But one channel of stereo is a new one to me. Never had onboard sound go out, if that is what it is. Anybody fimilar with this problem? Any help appreciated. Thanks More about : sound channel bad | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Chainzsaw Motherboard Expert February 24, 2010 3:49:23 PM Do you have any other stereo speakers you can try out? Have you checked your cables to make sure they are seated properly? I've had speakers die before - well just one side so I had to get new speakers. | Report abuse jake60 February 24, 2010 4:26:22 PM I have 4 computers in a row here and checked it all out with other computers. | Report abuse Chainzsaw Motherboard Expert February 24, 2010 4:43:29 PM And any luck? Have you tried swapping the speakers? | Report abuse Related ressources make E5-2600 recognise 4 dimms per one channel - Forum With 8 channel onboard audio, do you even need a sound card anymore? - Forum LG LED TV no picture or sound channel name... - Forum All channels on my tv have sound except channel 3? - Forum How to set up an 8 channel sound card. - Forum Ask the community Publish jake60 February 24, 2010 4:52:13 PM I checked the speakers, wires and everything out on one of the other computers and everything was fine. I am afraid I have a bad channel on the onboard sound. | Report abuse Chainzsaw Motherboard Expert February 24, 2010 4:57:11 PM By the way, what program do you use to play internet radio? By any chance is it windows media player? | Report abuse Chainzsaw Motherboard Expert February 24, 2010 5:03:35 PM Also one more thing you can try: Open your sounds and Audio devices Properties (should be a little speaker on the bottom right of your screen, if not go to the control panel). Now click on "Advanced" of the first page of the sounds properties Look at the following speaker settings : Play control and Wave Under "Play control" and "Wave" are the "Balance" settings right in the middle? It's possible the slider is on the far right. Move it to the middle if it is. | Report abuse jake60 February 24, 2010 5:16:54 PM The stattion had its own player. I have been been around computers since the early 1980s and building my own since the PCXT. Believe me, I have checked everything. | Report abuse Chainzsaw Motherboard Expert February 24, 2010 5:20:31 PM Oh well, sorry to "hear" of your loss. lol! Take care. | Report abuse jsc Motherboard Master February 26, 2010 6:39:31 AM I have had an on board sound chip die before. When out and bought a $30 dollar sound card. | Report abuse jake60 February 26, 2010 4:45:15 PM I would too except I don't have any available slots. All filled up with TV tuner and 3 video cards running 6 monitors. It is getting harder and harder to find motherboards with more than 2 pci slots. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>One sound channel bad?> Related ressources: ForumWeird problem: only one computer affacted by bad connection issues ForumNo sound for shows on one channel only.... Forum8 Channel HD Audio On Old Speaker System ForumSound Cards Why do I need one when my onboard sounds good? ForumNo center channel or subwoofer sound from Realtek HD Audio ForumSound level varies greatly from one channel to another ForumA7N8X Deluxe Mobo SOund - One Channel dead ForumSupremeFX Sound Good or Bad ? Forumhow to overclock am2 3800 x2 and not have my sound bad . ForumDoes this sound like a bad Tivo drive? ForumDoes this sound like a bad Tivo drive? ForumHow to get dolby digital audio if possible or 5 channel ? ForumAsrock 990FX Extreme 9 RAM question. ForumCan't run in dual channel mode ForumCan't Run DDR2 in dual channel mode M4A785-M More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !