Yes, I think Rons really has the right answer here!You can also find many good deals by searching on Google. http://www.google.co...G=Google Search
a result on buy sound card.I often check that way, and then head to specific places like NewEgg.com
, and hit some of the comparison places like, PriceWatch.com
and others. I will even hit some of the outlet sites like SurplusComputers.com
, and TechForLess.com
and compare pricing before buying. I also check locally like at CircuitCity.com
but often I can do better elsewhere, unless the shipping makes it more expensive overall.You are talking about soldering on a multi-layer motherboard with built-in sound card. I would not even think about getting close with a soldering iron to try to fix this.My Jim has fixed PS/2 on motherboards (by jumpering trace lines and stuff like that), and he has certainly replaced capacitors to bring back a dying motherboard, but this is likely way too intricate for even him to try.To prove the point, my Jim had a motherboard similar to this one, where the entire line output section got fried, he started using the CD output for certain things. On another board he just put in another sound card. And he's an electronics technician who is not afraid to fix anything if it's worth fixing.lewmur is right!