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No sound when using optical digital output

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    Windows 7 x64 Home and 8.1 x64 Enterprise

    No sound when using optical digital output

    Onboard Sound: ALC 888s
    external DAC/amp: Fiio E17
    Connection: ALC 888s out----Optical digital cable-----Fiio e17 SPDIF in

    I do not get sound when I set Realtek Digital Output (Optical) as my playback device. I tested the cable and fiio e17 on my PS3 and it works fine. I tried on windows 8.1 and windows 7 and it has the same result. I notice that when i connect or disconnect the cable, Realtek does not say anything.

    I have the latest sound drivers and i made sure the sound format was stereo and not surround.

    EDIT: fixed. I opened up my computer and i switched to another spdif header. Maybe it was defective or it was loose.
    Last edited by imeem; 16 Feb 2014 at 16:17.

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No sound when using optical digital output
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