Ok guys, here's the deal, I have just built my first PC, and everything has worked out perfectly, (eventually!) but I have no sound from the system speaker! I can't see the physical speaker, but there is a connection cable, which I have connected to the board. Still, no system beeps etc. Maybe there's no speaker in the case at all? But then why the connector, and what is it connected to if not the speaker?? Anyone help?
Who knows if the header pins are the right ones, I think so. The PC works just fine, and the sound card works ok, except I have no speakers yet, (headphones work fine). I'll check the BIOS but I don't think there's an option there.
Some MSI MoBos need a BIOS upgrade to get the beep on bootup. I have run a K7N2-6570 for a while that needs this but it runs OK so I haven't bothered yet. Also for example the V770 Modding case that it is in didn't have a fixed speaker. In the case fittings box was a small 4 pin connector with a black cylindrical rubber attached - that is the system speaker.
What MoBo do you have and where does the cable go to that you connected up.
Mobo is an Asus A7V8X-MX, and the cable emerges from inside the front panel of the generic case, and is fixed. But what to, I have no idea! Can't access the inside of the front panel really, without major disassembly - and I don't want to, to be honest.
The pins are the four, top row, right hand, as I look at them from the side panel. They are nearest to the front panel, and according to the manual, and the print on the mobo, i have the plug on the correct pins. There are two wires - one red, one black - any difference which way round?