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3.5mm SPDIF connector??

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Hello people!


I have a question related to the 3.5mm audio jack on my laptop that was supposed to be SPDIF enabled, i was hoping someone with more experience would explain the situation to me.


I am using spdif ports on my PC, and i dont like the idea of the "normal" connection anymore.

I assumed that SPDIF connection can be either Coaxial or optical.

But now i bought a 11 inch laptop that was supposed to be SPDIF enabled.

But the connector that was supposed to be SPDIF is a normal 3.5mm headphone connector, which i always belived cant carry SPDIF signal.


So my question is how can I connect the 3,5mm connector with my reciever so that SPDIF would work??


Is it at all possible??

Do I have to use some kind of adapter (3,5mm to coaxial or optical) or it would maybe work with 3,5mm to RCA (white and red) or 3,5mm to 3,5 mm?


I understand the software part of setting up SPDIF and i have all connectors on my reciever.

I just dont know what kind of connection i must use for SPDIF to work and i d rather not buy all of the cables/converters and try them all.

I ve tried the manufacturer pages, and there is no info.


Thank you in advance.


P.S. Sorry if this is the wrong section of the forum.

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Usually the 3.5mm socket will double as a Mini-TOSLink connector.


Suitable connectors can be purchased from Amazon or similar.


PS maybe worth mentioning what the laptop is as someone may have direct experience of that model.



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The laptop is acer aspire v3-111P.


So if I understand right i shuold connect to the headphone jack mini toslink adapter. Directly. And then a normal Toslink (toslink is the standard optical cable, right?) from the adapter to the reciever?


This means that it must be optical connection, no coax?

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There is no acer customer service in croatia where I live, so all that i managed to get was pages from the service manual from a firm that services acer products.


They ve sent me theese two pages.






They say that that is all the info that they have on the audio output.


Now from the pages its evident that the laptop has SPDIF support, but I still cant figure out what type on jack???

I ve tried googling some of the things mentioned in the pages, but found nothing.


Maybe some of you can figure out from this what kind of a SPDIF connection should be used?


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