Sound card issues
Hi there, I have an onboard realtek AC '97 on my desktop, it's roughly 3 years old. One day, I think it was after a restart, I noticed my sound was now mono. I've tried all the settings, checked balance, nothing seemed to help. I did notice pulling the plug 1/4 of the way out of the jack fixed it. It is not only my speakers, it is my headphones as well, and I've ruled out a faulty jack as the one directly on the motherboard exhibits the same issue. I know it would be easier to just buy another sound card but it's not financially viable at the moment, and I can't stand mono sound much longer. Also, it's not truly mono, I can hear sound very very faintly in the other speaker.
Also, I have not tried in any of my other OS's as my linux partition killed itself and my vista partition has expired.