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3.5mm SPDIF connector??


BoogieBubble

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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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Thnx.

 

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.

 

 

Document-page1.jpg

Document-page2.jpg

 

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?

Document.pdf

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