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Neither the mic nor the audio jack on my front PC work. It is a centurion case that I purchased from newegg. I also correctly verified that the cables are pluged into the mother board correctly. Anyone have seen this type of problem...?

Other details: Asus Mobo, onboard audio. Windows7. The same problem persisted when XP was on this machine.

Update: It doesn't seem to work on Linux either

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Exactly what model Asus motherboard do you have? –  Kez Feb 8 '10 at 14:26
    
asus m2npv-vm (a micro atx mobo) –  Zombies Feb 24 '10 at 14:23
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In cases like this, I first suspect a driver issue. Update the chipset drivers for your motherboard. You should be able to find them by going to the manufacturer's support website. Another possible solution would be a BIOS update.

However, it's also possible that it's faulty hardware. If the chipset and BIOS updates don't work, RMA the motherboard and try a new one.

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There are no chipset updates. ASUS has pretty bad driver support for their "ASUS M2NPV-VM AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard" –  Zombies Feb 8 '10 at 14:17
    
And there is no hope finding chipset drivers on nvidia's website :/ –  Zombies Feb 8 '10 at 14:18
    
That's poor form on Asus's part. I guess you know 1) Which manufacturer not to use next time, and 2) What questions to ask before you commit to a motherboard. Boo, Asus. –  Wesley Feb 8 '10 at 15:01
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In the BIOS, look for a setting called 'Front panel audio'. Is it set to HD audio? Try changing it to AC97 instead.

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I don't see this option :( –  Zombies Feb 8 '10 at 14:16
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