no sound in x-box game

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Stefan A, Nov 16, 2001.

  1. Stefan A

    Stefan A Second Unit

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    Total elation to complete disapointment:
    I went into a Target this afternoon just to see if by chance they had an x-box. They actually had 2 behind the locked glass. So, I bought it. Also bought the HD connection pack and a fiber optic cable. Get home, hook it up, go through the initial set-up screens, and pop in Oddworld. Looks great, but no sound. There was sound during the entire set-up procedure. Called tech support (very easy), and the guy told me to put in a regular cd. Sure enough it played fine. But, the game still would not produce sound. The guy has no idea why it won't work. 2 options - take the console back and get a new one(yeah right), or send it in for repair. So, option #2 is the only way. This sucks [​IMG] Now I know what it is like when guys get a new HDTV or a receiver and it's DOA.
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  2. David_LM

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    I would exchange the game first before exchanging the console. Once or twice in the past I have had games that were defective and had to be returned.
     
  3. Stefan A

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    Actually, I should have mentioned in my first post that I did do that. Still doesn't work. Thanks anyway.
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    did you try both the optical and the regular rca plugs?
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  5. Brandon_S

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    I have had a similar problem with my Xbox. Sound works sometimes in games while at other times it will not work at all. Really bizarre. Hopefully it can be fixed with a firmware upgrade and I won't have to send it back in to MS.
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  6. Joseph Young

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    Just thought I would add: this has definitely happened to me in the past too. Specifically with optical audio on the ps2. Some games are defective and simply do not play through optical audio (sky oddysey, anyone?), and yet sound comes out via RCA.
    The best bet is to buy a connector that supports s-video AND composite, on the same jack, so that you can move from your default (albeit superior) optical sound to one that's compatible with the game, and not sacrifice video quality.
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  7. Stefan A

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    I have tried the composite/analoge connections that come with the console. Same results. Thanks.
    Stefan
     

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