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How to Install a Sound Card on a Computer:
- Step 1: Shut down the computer
- Step 2: Unplug machine from the surge protector
- Step 3: Disconnect all peripherals from the computer
- Step 4: Remove the cover of the chassis and lay computer on its side if it is a tower
- Step 5: Ground yourself to the computer. If you have a grounding strap, put it on and follow its directions. Otherwise, ground yourself by touching a metal part of the chassis
- Step 6: Remove the back panel, if necessary
- Step 7: Locate the existing sound card if there is one already installed. If it is screwed in on the side of the slot hole, unscrew it and pull the card out firmly
- Step 8: If the computer doesn't already have a sound card, find an open slot
- Step 9: Knock out or unscrew the metal plate on the card's slot holder on the back panel
- Step 10: Insert the sound card gently but firmly into the slot. Rock it into position if necessary, but don't force it. Don't touch any connectors on the card
- Step 11: Connect cables from the CD-ROM drive to the sound card
- Step 12: Replace the back panel and any removed screws. Screw sound card into slot holder if it has a screw hole.
- Step 13: Reconnect monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Connect speakers to the sound card's ports
- Step 14: Turn on the speakers and restart the computer
- Step 15: If Windows detects the sound card upon startup, follow instructions to install the card's driver and additional software. If Windows doesn't detect sound card, manually complete the installation using the Add New Hardware control panel
- Step 16: Play music CD to test sound card
- Step 17: Shut down computer
- Step 18: Replace cover of computer. Reboot computer
What Is the Difference in a Wireless PCI Adapter or Wireless PC Card:
- PCI - PCI is a specification for the design of add-on cards meant to be installed in a desktop computer. These computers use a small white slot, about three inches long, that the edge of a PCI add-on card is meant to be inserted in to
- PC Card - A PC Card is a small, self-contained device that is meant to be plugged into a slot on a laptop computer. A typical PC Card is 85.6mm in length and 54mm in width. The height varies depending on the type of card. While these are typically only used in laptops, desktop adapters do exist
- Function - Essentially, both PCI and PC Card devices are designed to accomplish the same goal. The only real difference is in their form. While there are some low-level electrical differences, these differences are not relevant to the end-user. A wireless card in either form will function exactly the same
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- What Is a Sound Card?
A sound card is a typical piece of hardware in computers that allows for the input and output between a computer and any device it may be hooked up to, be it a speaker, video camera, or other device that incorporates sound. Most computers have some kind of sound card already built into them, but others require an additional card in order to meet audio requirements for certain applications. Sound cards that can be purchased come at different strengths and prices.
- How to Fix a Sound Card?
Check for the latest sound card drivers for your computer. Has your hardware been adequately updated of late with these sound card drivers? If you have reason to believe not, click on "My Computer" and select "Properties".
Click on the "Hardware" tab and then on "Device Manager".
Right click on the driver(s) listed under "Sound, Video and Game Controllers".
Choose the update option (there should be a "Driver Update" button), and wait for the update to begin. (If the auto update option does not work, skip to Step 6 below.) The Auto Update Wizard should pop up. Follow the Auto Update Wizard. Updating the drivers for your sound card should be a cinch, as a Wizard for the sound card driver installation process should pop up that will take you step by step through the painless process. A few clicks of the "Next" button inside the Wizard will take care of most of the work for you.
Restart your computer for the driver change to take place. Failing to restart the computer will leave your sound problems the same as before.
Go online to find drivers manually if the Auto Update Wizard does not work for you, or if you simply choose to have more control over the upgrade. Visit your official computer manufacturer's website, where sound card drivers for your model can be found, downloaded and installed.
Input your computer model number into the website when prompted and search for associated drivers to complete the driver acquisition process. Your computer model number can be found either on the bottom of your computer unit, or via documentation and manuals that ship with your PC or Mac. After installing the downloaded drivers, restart your computer.
- How to Install a Sound Card?
First step is to read the users guides and familiarize yourself with both the old and new sound audio card. Before starting, verify that you have the current drivers for the card. They are usually found on a CD-ROM that came with the card, or you can download them from the manufacturer's Web site. Wear an antistatic wrist band or touch the computer case to remove static electricity before continuing. Power down PC and remove the AC power cord. Open the computer case. Locate the old card and unplug the speakers and anything else plugged in to the card from the outside. Disconnect the CD-ROM sound cable from the jack on the old sound card itself. Some computers may not have this cable.Release any clip holding the cable in the jack, don't just yank it out.