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My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3. So due cleanning I had to disconnect front audio panel wires. Then I installed Windows 7 on a new hard drive. But now I don't know how to plug the wires back. Well I plugged how I remember (hope didn't damage it) but Realtek HD Audio Manager can't detect speakers nor microphone at front panel, everything seems to be fine on back panel. This is what manual show:

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This is how it was before (that worked - but can't see well) enter image description here From front panel comes these wires:
2x GND(black)
Mic Bias(yellow)
Mic in(green)
Left out(red)
Right out(white)

I have found the problem. It was in Realtek Manager itself. I had to disable "Detect front panel sound".

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Oh, I hate this soft from Realtek. Thanks for the catch! –  Mikhail Dec 29 '12 at 16:50

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Make sure the latest sound drivers are fully installed for your operating system (download the drivers from the manufacturer's website, do not use the built-ins). Then check the settings to make sure it detects the front headphone being plugged in.

Alternatively, check the BIOS, to make sure the front-end audio is enabled.

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Already did everything needed before questioning! –  Little Helper Jan 13 '12 at 17:36
+1 - Well I don't understand why has this answer been downvoted because acording to the OP edit, this was the correct answer as the problem was in bad settings of the driver manager... and everything had a good chance to be right with the wires because the OP took a picture before unmounting (smart idea!) and looked at the manual (another smart idea!! :) –  laurent Jan 13 '12 at 18:48

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