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My show computer BSOD three months ago. No loss of sequences but I lost the registry and network settings.  Couldnt trust it so I have since replaced it with a screamer i9.   I had no idea from mid October until today this desktop has NO green 3.5mm jack to plug in my transmitter.    I have been haplessly hearing the sound come out of monitor via an hdmi cable.     So... ok.. the monitor has a head phone jack... sure enough I can plug the transmitter 3.5 into the monitor but there is a lot of static.  Sounds 10% less good than barely good enough.    But the kicker is... the show computer shares a monitor with two other computers via a KVM switch.   So when I want to see the other computers on this monitor, it swaps the hdmi cables and boom... no sound to the transmitter but the show is still chugging. 

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1 minute ago, ItsMeBobO said:

My show computer BSOD three months ago. No loss of sequences but I lost the registry and network settings.  Couldnt trust it so I have since replaced it with a screamer i9.   I had no idea from mid October until today this desktop has NO green 3.5mm jack to plug in my transmitter.    I have been haplessly hearing the sound come out of monitor via an hdmi cable.     So... ok.. the monitor has a head phone jack... sure enough I can plug the transmitter 3.5 into the monitor but there is a lot of static.  Sounds 10% less good then barely good enough.    But the kicker is... the show computer shares a monitor with three other computers via a KVM switch.   So when I want to see the other computer on this monitor, it swaps the hdmi cables and boom... no sound to the transmitter but the show is still chugging. 

Get a USB audio card. KVM switches are not a team player in these cases.

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Plus one on the USB sound card.

Are you sure there isn't a header on the motherboard to feed a front jackset.

Some audio drivers allow you to assign different sources to any jack.

Just a few thoughts.

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The installed card has these jacks.  Seems to be made for a media center.

CS  center surround

Sb  Sub woofer

RS  Rear surround

Optical  

UsbC 

 

I managed to find in my junk drawer a headset with a detachable UsbC to 3.5mm jack.   This has gotten me over the hump but it also has static which sounds bad.    My old transmitter has RL rca jacks.   I use a 3.5 to RCA cable for that.    Amazon has a Optical to 3.5mm & RCA converter (arriving sunday) which I can plug into existing sound card and I hope will work better.  I hate that it needs another little wall wart for power.  Ive got a S**tpile of daisy chained power strips and many devices in that corner already.   

 

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Phil called it!     My nose didnt look beyond the back panel.    Turns out this box has a flip open cover over the 3.5mm headphone jacks on the front panel!    Maybe I can cancel that Amazon order?!

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