A few days ago I placed a TV tuner card in my computer and removed it after(only needed it for 1 evening). However I fear that I scratched my motherboard or did something else to mess it up.
Right after my music was still fine, but now a few days later there is no left-side audio. It happens on both my speakers and my headset, and I checked both the front plug and the backplug. Both headset and speakers work fine when connected to my phone.
My frontplug is connected through 9 wires with the motherboard, I checked if i didn't pull this out. Backplug is connected directly with mothboard through a small casing, so can't see if something is wrong there. But since the problem occurs with both front and back, it has to be a problem directly on the motherboard.
I have two questions:
1. Is there anything else I can check/do?
2. With the type of problem I am having, will buying a cheap audiocard fix the problem? As in, if I install an audiocard will any faults in the motherboard still cause the problem to persist?
For a test, right click the audio icon and select playback devices. Click on your speakers then click on the configure tab. Select stereo for a 2.1 system. You can do a series of tests there. If the left speaker shows it's working but no sound it could be something wrong on the mobo. You could also check out these cheap usb sound cards and try a cheap one first. Amazon.