Nekosan wrote:edit: before you do that..... windows 7 is weird in that it has multiple volume controls and the secondaries arent covered by most troubleshooting guides, i found that out a month back after my mic stopped working in ARMA for no reason at all. go to control panel > hardware and sound > change system sounds > click your active speaker and then properties for it > "levels" tab, make sure that it maxed because you can have the normal volume control maxed out and levels has reset itself to 1% and you wont hear ****.
Bicketybam wrote:Is it an actual sound card or the onboard sound? If it is the soundcard, you could remove it and then enable onboard sound within the bios and try that.
steve_rogers42 wrote:easy way is, if where your plugging you jacks into is toward the bottom, around your graphics card slot/expansion slots and not in the same rectangle that surrounds your usb/netowrk and keyboard/mouse input area than its a dedicated sound card, if its a 2x3 port stack at the bottom of the rectangle input panel at the back of the case (its the one with all the usb/ps2/serial/network ports) then its onboard.
I would go have a look in device manager (right click my computer, manage, then device manager should be thereabouts) and see if there is a yellow triangle near sound or media or iforgetwhatitscalledinxp... that would suggest its died/deaded/yup, bunged.
steve_rogers42 wrote:Just thought, it might pay to check your cable's for any break's or kinks, pay attention to the end you plug it in and where the cable goes up into the headphones, worth a look.
MUG wrote:steve_rogers42 wrote:Just thought, it might pay to check your cable's for any break's or kinks, pay attention to the end you plug it in and where the cable goes up into the headphones, worth a look.
From the OP, I believe the headset was eliminated as the fault.