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How to connect speakers to a Dell computer that has 7.1 intergated sound card

How to connect speakers to a Dell computer that has 7.1 intergated sound card.

This applies to: Dell Inspiron 530 and 531



Note if you are just connecting standard stereo speakers (2.0 or 2.1) you will just connect them to the green port. In adddtion if the speakers are 4.0 or 4.1 you would connect the rear speakers into the black port.

In regards to 5.1 speakers you would hook up the above listed connections and then connect the center and sub speakers to the orange port. The picture below shows the ring assignments for the center and sub-woofer connection if you are not using computer speakers.



For the 7.1 configuration you would hook up the above listed connection and then you would connect your side speakers to the white port. Note the side speakers are left/right speakers so the ring assignment is a standard setup with tip being left and the second ring being right.

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Are the speakers connected the the correct audio port at the back of your computer or on the sound card? Audio port is the "green" port you'll see on the sound card

Aug 06, 2014 | Dell Inspiron 3847

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want to connect JBL platunum series speakers to Dell Inspiron 560 with Windows 7. There is no sound coming from theses speakers on this system. They worked with HP compac.


Hello there,

here is the sound card for the DELL
Sound Card Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio up to Creative SoundBlaster® X-Fi Xtreme Audio (D)†

that means you have a sound card and the port should be in the back and should be green.

Audio front panel - one headphone and one
microphone connector

This is for a headset .


Here is what i would try make sure the speakers are powering by turning on the right speaker the LED should light up if it is then it has power, Next i would try the back of the PC speaker port , if you have everything connected correctly we move onto the next step.

Ok go to
Control panel
Hardware and sound
then click on the green sound link that should pop up a window to configure the speakers, you should see the devices in the list and be able to configure them if you do not let me know and i can help you with the next step.


thank you don't forget to Rate

Jan 25, 2011 | HP JBL Platinum Computer Speakers

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My sound card was accidently deleted , I was wondering what kind I need so I can re install it


follow this dell link

  • http://support.us.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R91865&formatcnt=0&libid=0&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&source=-1&fileid=119690

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Jun 05, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 9200 Notebook

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Sound system connected to new system with Windows 7, yet no sound appears - Dell Inspiron system


Go To:

Start Menu:

Control Panel - Classic view (if needed)

Sounds Icon

Here you can adjust and assign (enable) these speakers. You may need to upgrade your sound card to support them, but should not need to.

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