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April 26, 2012 7:58:31 PM

Specs: Asus P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68
Cpu i5 2500k
gpu: 6850
psu: 600W
case corsair 300R





Hi I recently build a new computer and I am having problems connecting external USB speakers into the system. I have got the latest drivers for my motherboard and it still wont work. I have tried different speakers on the same build and still no sound. It seems to recognise the HD audio but I get no sound through the speakers.

When I plug the speakers in they light up like they are on but no sound comes through them. WIndows does not recognise that a new USB device has been detected. Its really annoying help would be much appreciated

Thanks.

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April 26, 2012 11:45:45 PM

Sorry bump.. Does anyone know the answer?
April 26, 2012 11:51:36 PM

Did you try the back USB ports?
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April 26, 2012 11:59:29 PM

Which speakers and which version of Windows.
April 27, 2012 12:00:17 AM

Yes I have tried every USB port none of them work. The speakers turn on as you see the blue light and can hear slight static when you plug it in but it will not pop up in windows..

The speakers have worked on any other computer i have tried
April 27, 2012 12:05:02 AM

Windows 7 64Bit. They are a no name brand of speakers only cost £12, not bothered about sound.

Company: trust
Product: Remo 2.0 speaker set

I have checked their site and it says that there are no drivers available becuase they are not needed. It must be a hardware problem any ideas?
April 27, 2012 12:12:03 AM

Do other devices work in the USB ports?
April 27, 2012 12:12:41 AM

Yes all other USB ports work fine with anything else in them except the speakers :( 
April 27, 2012 12:15:29 AM

Try another speaker set and see if it works. If it does, then something is wrong with your speakers.
April 27, 2012 12:18:08 AM

I did, I tried my a different speaker set and they still didn't work.... Its also worth noting that when I go to control panel and under sound it still does not realise that I have speakers connected
April 27, 2012 12:20:03 AM

Then there is something wrong with the USB ports.
April 27, 2012 12:22:37 AM

Everything else works fine in the USB ports and the speakers turn on they just admit no sound..
April 27, 2012 12:29:04 AM

Its defiantly not drivers as I just downloaded the latest ones today. :( Thanks for your help by the way. Everything I try just does not seem to be working.
April 27, 2012 12:40:38 AM

This might seem obvious, but your sound isn't muted in windows is it?
April 27, 2012 12:44:05 AM

Nope, I wish it was that obvious.
April 27, 2012 12:49:08 AM

Oh. Are they usb 2.0 speakers plugged into a USB 3.0 port? I notice both your front ports are USB 3.0. Try plugging them into a USB 2.0 port. The blue ports are 3.0 and the black ports are 2.0.
April 27, 2012 12:54:30 AM

Tried that also it 's still not working. What other ways can I get sound from my system?
April 27, 2012 12:55:34 AM

Speakers with a line in jack? Headphones with a line in jack?
April 27, 2012 12:58:15 AM

I'd rather not use headphones. Will I need to buy speakers that allow me to connect just with a jack not through USB?
April 27, 2012 12:59:49 AM

Well if you have a set of headphones lying around or a set of speakers with a jack from a stereo, you could test them without buying a new set before you know if that will work.
April 27, 2012 1:01:21 AM

No problem Ill give it a try. Thanks a lot for all your help. Much appreciated.
April 27, 2012 1:05:43 AM

Sorry i could not be more help. Let me know if that works, though.
April 27, 2012 1:06:38 AM

Do these speakers have windows 7 drivers? Since they are usb they need drivers unlike analog speakers.
April 27, 2012 1:09:35 AM

mightymaxio said:
Do these speakers have windows 7 drivers? Since they are usb they need drivers unlike analog speakers.


The trust website noted that no Drivers were needed (assumed that meant that default windows drivers would be adequate?)
April 27, 2012 1:11:33 AM

Its possible but to be honest, USB speakers are hard to trouble shoot since they are not analog and you can't test anything else with them besides another usb slot.
April 27, 2012 1:12:57 AM

do other usb devices work......it could be that the when you built the system you hooked up the connections to the usb headers wrong.........
April 27, 2012 1:20:48 AM

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do other usb devices work......it could be that the when you built the system you hooked up the connections to the usb headers wrong.........


Yes every other usb port works fine no matter what I put in it except the speakers. The speakers defiantly work because they light up once I plug them in. Windows just does not recognise them at all. I just really hope its not a hardware issue.

Could it be something to do with my graphics card ? which is a 6850 when I go into control panel to check the speakers its showing that I am connected to HDMI realteck audio, it does not give me an option to switch to speakers its grayed out.
April 27, 2012 1:24:35 AM

shadden said:
Quote:
do other usb devices work......it could be that the when you built the system you hooked up the connections to the usb headers wrong.........


Yes every other usb port works fine no matter what I put in it except the speakers. The speakers defiantly work because they light up once I plug them in. Windows just does not recognise them at all. I just really hope its not a hardware issue.

Could it be something to do with my graphics card ? which is a 6850 when I go into control panel to check the speakers its showing that I am connected to HDMI realteck audio, it does not give me an option to switch to speakers its grayed out.


Sounds like your system is trying to run sound from your gpu to your monitor. Try http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33926817
April 27, 2012 10:53:08 AM




Sounds like your system is trying to run sound from your gpu to your monitor. Try http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33926817



Thanks for reply I tried that still no sound!



Here is an image of what it looks like in control panel. This is with the speakers plugged in.




April 27, 2012 10:56:25 AM

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April 29, 2012 8:46:55 PM

Can you disable the HDMI in your device manager under the audio tab?
April 30, 2012 8:04:10 PM

I should mention I have manged to fix the problem.

I went out and bought a £15 sound card and plugged the speakers into it. The problem
Must of been with my audio port on the motherboard.
April 30, 2012 9:29:21 PM

that's great that it's fixed btw may I ask what speaker was that?
April 30, 2012 9:42:27 PM

Happy that you got this resolved!
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