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October 4, 2011 2:25:24 AM

I need help with my front panel audio connectors. My mobo is Z68 gigabyte XP-U3DP. I have read the manual concerning the audio connectors but followed the instructions and my front panel headphone still doesn't work.

I have no idea what my case is since there is no model # inside or outside the case since i'm reusing it from 2005.

My case has these front panel audio connectors

R-Out/R-Ret (1 wire 2 pin holes)
L-Out/L-Ret (1 wire 2 pin holes)
Mic In/Mic Vcc (1 wire 2 pin holes)
Ground (1 wire 1 pin hole)

What does NC mean in the motherboard manual??

page 27

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October 4, 2011 3:17:05 AM

Cases from 2005 may not support front HD Audio, you will have to follow the pin guide for AC-97. Once you are done with that, go into bios and see if you can change the front audio from HDAudio to AC97.
NC= No Connection, but also plug in the L-Ret to pin 10 and R-Ret to pin 6.
October 4, 2011 3:20:43 AM

I currently have it in those pins and it still doesnt work. It has 2 holes so I have no choice but to use both. L-Ret in Pin 9 and 10. R-Ret in pin 5 and 6.
October 4, 2011 3:38:15 AM

L-Out into pin 9 and L-Ret to pin 10
R-Out: pin 5 and R-Ret: pin 6
Go to your sound card control panel and disable front panel detection.
Can you set your front audio from HDAudio to AC97 in the bios?
October 4, 2011 3:49:59 AM

I dont have a sound card. But the front panel detection is disabled. And no I have no option for changing front audio in bios. Only thing thats there is Azalia Codec (Have no idea what that is)