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Onboard audio covered with "Do not remove" plug?

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September 21, 2012 5:54:22 AM

I just pulled out the motherboard out of an old HP m1050y and there was a black cover that said "Do not remove" on the I/O covering up onboard audio ports (I had to remove it to get the motherboard out). Why would they do that? There was an audigy sound card in a PCI slot.

Do you think these ports work? Was the cover to prevent users from plugging in audio into two different places? Why even add a PCI sound card if there was already onboard audio?

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a b V Motherboard
September 21, 2012 12:07:00 PM

they probably put it there so that you dont plug the audio jack into the wrong set of ports since you have a sound card installed
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September 21, 2012 1:13:13 PM

Any idea how I could find the driver for the onboard audio? It's currently not working and the original pci sound card has been removed. Hp is not helpful because that onboard Audio was never meant to be used and I can't find anything on google.

Here is the motherboard http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&dlc=e...
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September 21, 2012 7:28:04 PM

Already ran that last night... No luck. Strange right?

EDIT: No I didnt
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September 21, 2012 9:43:06 PM

Looks like there is a driver conflict issue. If I delete the conflict, it auto reinstalls. if I delete both of the duplicate entries they will both reinstall. Very Strange, no idea what is going on but, I still have no audio (other than the from headphone jack which is working perfectly).

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a b V Motherboard
September 22, 2012 12:11:57 AM

uninstall it from the control panel. if you are getting audio from the jack, why not just stick with that?
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September 23, 2012 12:48:23 AM

There is no audio from the rear jack only the front headphone jack. The back audio which was covered with the black plug is not working.

Side note. Neither is the HDMI audio output of my new 5450 radeon card I plugged in (video works fine).
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