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Got a new headset by Razer but computer does not pick it up.

CadeCade Eppur si muove.Registered User regular
edited May 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
So yeah today got my Razer piranha in the mail, great I thought and hooked it up, the lights came on the side and I went to listen to some music to judge the sound quality only nothing. Turns up the computer will not pick it up when I plug in the USB connector yet the power is on the headsets(it lights up), my Logitech headset which is falling apart gets picked up no problem, the Razer though nada.

Any suggestions on this, I'm not finding anything to help figure this out. I tried connecting it to my latop and there is no problem whatsoever.

I'm wondering if it might be either the Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition 64BIT or the fact I got a Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Gamer 24BIT Sound Card 7.1 that might be doing it.

Cade on

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I don't know what's wrong but you could try disabling the X-Fi, because the headset isn't being plugged into it anyways. It might be that the computer's only looking to the soundcard for a headset (although that doesn't make much sense).

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    ApexMirageApexMirage Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Are you using XP on one and Vista on the other? I've never personally used vista but I saw my friend have seperate volume sliders for most things in vista, while also being able to select audio devices. Make sure you've got the proper device selected. (I think) It should show up in the device manager if it's USB. If that's not the case, maybe you've got a missing driver or something.

    Edit: Under XP check your volume sliders. Go to options-> properties on the topleft, select your headset under mixer device, hit ok. this will give you more sliders specifically for your headset.

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    CadeCade Eppur si muove.Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    The laptop has Vista 32, my main computer has Vista 64. The labtop it's working in, I get the feeling it has to do with the X-Fi since I heard Creative has been slow on doing anything with their drivers and not getting things working right with Vista.

    Cade on
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    MurphysParadoxMurphysParadox Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Vista 64 drivers are extra crap; even more than the 32 bit versions. This has a strong probability of being the reason. I would recommend doing some google searches regarding Vista 64 creative x-fi headset problems.

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