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Mono sound from stereo USB sound card

  • USB
  • Sound Cards
  • Peripherals
Last response: in Computer Peripherals
October 3, 2010 8:08:42 AM


I purchased a USB sound card as the integrated sound card in my comp had broken. I was getting sound in one ear only from the green stereo socket. I tested the headset on my TV and got stereo sound. I knew it was a hardware fault as I got sound in both ears if I loosened the stereo jack by 1-2 mm. However, this was not stereo sound. So, I called the guy who assembled my comp and he offered me 2 things. First, pay a hefty sum to get the integrated sound fixed or get a cheap USB sound card that would work just fine. I opted for the USB sound card and it worked fine. 2 months later I have the same problem. I occassionally swap between a speaker set and the headset. Could all that plugging/unplugging of stereo jacks caused this problem. Is there any way to fix this problem at home?


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October 5, 2010 9:55:37 PM

Try removing the drivers for the USB card and then re-installing them. See if that kick starts it back into working properly.
October 12, 2010 11:31:42 PM

Tried that already bro. Didnt work. Drivers are native to XP. Uninstalled device from device manager. Turned off machine. Released flea power. No go. This is a H/W fault. I want to know of there is any way to fix a damaged socket on a sound card at home.
October 15, 2010 12:30:03 AM

No luck with the USB sound card. Purchased a new one and this one's working just fine.