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    I have another question which kinda fits here. When all the 3 jacks are used for the speakers, what do I use for mic and line-in??
    According to via, there is a "Front-panel audio connector (Mic-in and Line-out)" on the board, however, it didn't come with an audio front panel and I can't find that thing on the net.
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    I also wanted to know if anyone has used the CDAUDIO input as an AUX/LINE IN for the via boards, because I have the MII10000 and it has 3 mini jacks on the back, and when in 5.1, you have no input aside from the MIC in, which is mono, and would eliminate the ability to add on a MIC. I havent got the OS on my CarPC yet, but I have already made an adapter to go from RCA to the CD audio input.
    I was curios if anyone else had done this before, I personally haven't used an analog audio cable on a CD-ROM since I was installing ISA sound cards. I was going to use this input for my XM input. Any advice would be appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaggy_5420
    I also wanted to know if anyone has used the CDAUDIO input as an AUX/LINE IN for the via boards, because I have the MII10000 and it has 3 mini jacks on the back, and when in 5.1, you have no input aside from the MIC in, which is mono, and would eliminate the ability to add on a MIC. I havent got the OS on my CarPC yet, but I have already made an adapter to go from RCA to the CD audio input.
    I was curios if anyone else had done this before, I personally haven't used an analog audio cable on a CD-ROM since I was installing ISA sound cards. I was going to use this input for my XM input. Any advice would be appreciated.
    John~
    You don't even have a mic input then if I am correct.

    How did you make the adapter? Which cable on the cd spdif input goes where?
    Thanks

    I have posted my question on the via arena board, hopefully we'll get some advice there (which I honestly doubt).
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    actually the MII10k has a 10 pin F_AUDIO connector, to use the mic input when the board is using the 3 audio connectors on the back for 6 channel out, you just remove the two red jumpers, and connect a mic header to the board, you can also use the line out function the same way.

    and the way that I have made my aux in connector for my board, is I took an analog audio cable for a cd rom with the same connector as the one on the board, and cut it, used a multimeter and my mainboard manual to find out which wire is which, and then soldered on a 1/8" stereo in-line connection. I haven't gotten a chance to do anything with my system, as far as testing goes I am still playing with operating system setup, and I don have my permanent hard drive yet (should be here on saturday or sunday at the latest0 but I plan on checking out if it works because it is such a simple way to add an aux input, and it would allow me to have my XM and my 5.1.
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    cartft.com sells the front panel audio header and some other ones. Be wary of one thing They sell via infared header for epia v and 800 series they have it advertised as the ir header for epia m-series. they have model listed GA610IR-A. If ya need a ir header for a m-series ya need a GA610IR-B. they are different. http://cartft.com/catalog/gl/66 ya could also google some german sites sell the front audio conector as well as other headers for the via line. (tragant computers or something like that)

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    So this http://www.cartft.com/catalog/il/84 is it? Yeah I actually found several German sites selling them (helps that I am German) But 29EURO for shipping to the US? Why canít I find that thing in the us?

    shaggy_5420, can you post a picture or a sketch of your cable? I think I found an old cdrom audio cable, but it has only three wires. Is the negative shard by L+R, or is it just the wrong cable?

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    If you have a printer, or a traveldrive (little portable memory stick or whatever) just take a picture of that little badboy into your LOCAL computer store (not a large chain like best buy or circuit city, they won't have anything similar) and tell them that you need something like or similar to that.

    If you feel sure of yourself with a soldering iron just make the parts you need by yourself, get the pin connectors (again a conputer or electronics store) and solder the conductors to the appropriate pins. Remember to ALWAY DOUBLE CHECK your connections, use heat-shrink and make sure that you have made your joints as solid as possible. Homebrew is usually cheaper, by a LOT and there is noi shipping charge on home made.
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    Thanks, I feel sure of myself with a soldering iron (hell, it's my job ) but I don't know



    1. What the cable I need looks like. That's the one I have. I thought I needed 4 wires, Left Positive and Negative, Right Positive and Negative. This one has only 3.

    2. How to check the board with a multimeter (what should it display?) and

    3. Which pins on the board are the right ones

    Also, I found this. http://www.logicsupply.com/product_i...roducts_id/319
    Would this help? Just soldering the stereo jack to the already labeled wires? I mean, it's <$10 shipped, not much compared to what I have already spent on my carpc.



    Thanks...usually I don't need that much spoonfeeding
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    If you have the MII10k like I do, then any audio cable that fits the pins on your CD-IN should work and if the cable has only 3 conductors it is fine because if you look at stereo 1/8" connectors they only have 3 conductors (usually right is red, left is usually white, and ground is usually black, green, or bare conductor) you can easily verify which of the wires is left or right by looking at the pinout on the motherboard (its in the VIA .PDF owners manual page 2-16 its the first diagram on the page) the conductor closest to the rear panel is the CD_L conductor, then the two center conductors are both ground, and the conductor that is furthest from the rear panel is the CD_R.

    As for testing the mainboard with a multimeter...I would be very careful of where I put my meter in a pc, I usually don't touch anything on the board with it. If you introduce a voltage to a circuit that was never intended to have what you feed through it on "accident" I dont know how forgiving the VIA boards are... but usually it's a not so pleasant situation to go through.

    Also this is a real noob question, but the reason I havent posted any pics yet is I don't know how you guys are hosting them, or if they are on your own FTP or what... I can post some pics of my CarPC so far if anyone is interested.
    ~John
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