How to enable spdif Tags: Laptops How To Components Last response: February 4, 2010 6:42 PM in Components Share Anonymous Laptop Expert February 4, 2010 5:07:43 AM Hello, can u please tell me how to enable SPDIF on my laptop please.. More about : enable spdif | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove masterjaw February 4, 2010 5:33:43 AM Maybe you should state your laptop's brand and model first. We can't read your mind. | Report abuse techguy378 February 4, 2010 7:07:14 AM Your laptop manufacturer probably didn't want you messing around with that and disabled SPDIF in the hardware, especially if your laptop manufacturer goes by the name of Dell. | Report abuse mi1ez February 4, 2010 7:12:32 AM techguy378 said:Your laptop manufacturer probably didn't want you messing around with that and disabled SPDIF in the hardware, especially if your laptop manufacturer goes by the name of Dell. If it as a port it should be usable, I know Dell aren't that popular but in terms of functioning laptops, they're not that bad. | Report abuse donpacific2k February 4, 2010 5:42:03 PM What OS are you using on your laptop and what have you tried? For vista and 7, the first place to start is control panel ->sound, and see what output options are available. | Report abuse techguy378 February 4, 2010 6:42:26 PM On Dell's old P4 based Inspiron 5150 laptops the SPDIF function was disabled in the hardware. Even if you plugged in Dell's adapter to their proprietary S-Video port the SPDIF port on the adapter wouldn't transmit any audio. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>How to enable spdif> Related ressources: ForumGateway FX6800-01E: S/PDIF Enable ???? How ForumMy 5.1 channel does not have a SPDIF ForumHow to enable 5.1 SurroundDolby Digital Live - AsRock z77 Extreme 4 Forum5.1 wont play through optical SPDIF output ForumSony Home theater - 5.1 Not Working with SPDIF ForumComputer SPDIF out to receiver ForumUsing HDMI and S/PDIF ForumSpdif passthrough for games ForumRealtek S/PDIF Problems ForumSPDIF from sound card issue. ForumSPDIF problem! ForumSoundcard SPDIF vs Graphics Card Sound via HDMI. SPDIF vs HDMI?? ForumQuestions about the SPDIF cable ForumCan't find spdif to enable it in winxp ForumS/PDIF Output delay problem Forum500w PSU Forum[Solved] How Long Will LGA 1156 Socket be relevant ForumHow do i clean my CPU Fan ForumHow much power supply unit is needed for i7 pc ForumHow is the best PSU??? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !