Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/518561/speakers-no-longer-working/ - Hamluis.
ok so I know it is bad form to beg for help on another mans posting, however I have the exact same hardware combo as RYAN091. At first I thought it might be a driver issue however after removing the old and installing the newest driver package and getting no where I then turned to google and what follows is a list of "fixes" I have tried.
1st new hard drive and a clean system install of Windows & ultimate 64 bit. NO HELP!
2nd Format said hard drive and try clean system instal of the following operating systems Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit NO HELP!, Windows 8 and 8.1 in both 32 and 64 bit flavors NO HELP ! Windows Vista all flavors and varieties NO HELP! Multiple Linux Distros all flavors NO HELP!
The Sound manager still insists that I have headphones plugged into the front jack. I dont even have a connectorfor the front jacks plugged into the MOBO!
No matter what I try it will not recognize anything being plugged into the rear jacks.
The bottom line is no Audio out period neither from the rear jacks or my HDMI output coming from the graphics card.
So what I have done is downgraded my operating system to Windows XP Pro 64 bit and installed an old ESS Sound card. While it works I am I am frustrated and more than a little upset. I have had great luck with all of the ASUS products I have purchased in the past this one is enough to get me looking at other hardware manufacturers.
So am I wrong in wanting this MOBO replaced? After a quick google search using the model number and audio problems got enough results to make me think that it is indeed an ASUS issue and should be addressed in a more transparent manner by ASUS.
I want to thank in advance anybody who bothered to read this and has any possible solution? If the moderators don't like what I have posted here please feel free to remove or block it I will understand
Edited by hamluis, 29 December 2013 - 01:07 PM.
PM sent new OP - Hamluis.