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Optical Audio not working

I bought an optical audio adapter board so that I could connect my pc to dvd reciever and get full 5.1 audio out of it. Product is listed below

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01LWNKIKN?ref_=pe_41291580_475834480_E_301_dt_1

 

I plugged it into the power from a spare usb header on my mobo and plugged the spdif connector in as well, I can see the red light coming from the toslink port. however when I connect it to my pc I dont get any audio output. currently testing cable and reciever with my ps3 and getting proper output. I have the realtek digital output enabled in control panel and shows through the little volume eq on the side that it is outputting audio. Any suggestions on how to get it to work or is it just a faulty board?

 

thanks in advance

Jared

 

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25 minutes ago, JLeaman99 said:

I plugged it into the power from a spare usb header on my mobo and plugged the spdif connector in as well

What is your motherboard model?

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9 minutes ago, AbydosOne said:

What is your motherboard model?

its a gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI board

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4 minutes ago, JLeaman99 said:

its a gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI board

The adapter you linked has four pins; the motherboard has two. Did you plug the right two pins into the board?

 

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9 minutes ago, AbydosOne said:

The adapter you linked has four pins; the motherboard has two. Did you plug the right two pins into the board?

 

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I believe I did, the adapter shows 4 pins but only has 3 wired, a pair of 2, empty socket and then a final wire so I connected a jumper to the outside wire for the 5v from the usb, I think i plugged the spdif and ground into the right part of the adapter but will flip the cable around and see what happens

 

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3 minutes ago, JLeaman99 said:

I believe I did, the adapter shows 4 pins but only has 3 wired, a pair of 2, empty socket and then a final wire so I connected a jumper to the outside wire for the 5v from the usb, I think i plugged the spdif and ground into the right part of the adapter but will flip the cable around and see what happens

 

flipped it around and it now works. Thank you for your help and getting me to check that :)

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