am playing an ordinary audio CD in my computer's CD-ROM
drive, but I'm not hearing the audio. What can I do?
typically have two types of connectors to the motherboard:
analog and digital. The settings in Windows may be looking
for analog audio when digital audio is being pumped out
the drive, or vice versa. Here's how to tell Windows to
use the other setting:
the My Computer icon on your Desktop and click Properties
in the pop-up window.
- Click on
the Device Manager tab to show installed hardware
on CD-ROM to expand the list of CD-ROM's
that Windows has detected is installed. (If you don't
see this, you may have a hardware problem. Check your
on your CD-ROM model.
- Click on
the Properties tab.
- Check or
uncheck the setting "Enable digital CD audio for
this CD-ROM device".
- Click the
next two OK buttons.
your CD again. If you hear it, great! If you don't, you
might want to check inside your computer and make sure
there is a small wire from your CD-ROM drive going to
the motherboard and that it is connected correctly.