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Altec Lansing ACS295 Sound Control Dial

Slowly the sound control dial stopped working on our ASC295 right speaker. It's a top mounted dial, and the part number attached to the chip board is hard to tell read as I can't find a magnifying glass. If there's any other details that I'm leaving out let me know. Thank you in advance.

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Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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Check your connector on the back of the subwoofer. Your control pot is feeding clock signals to the control chip in the subwoofer box circuit board. Better yet get rid of the connectors and solder the wires on the pc board. If that doesn't work, the controller chip on the pc board has gone bad.

Posted on Jan 08, 2007

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My sugestion would be to use windows volume control. Control pots are mechanical and they will eventualy fail. It sounds like you have a dead spot on the control and it needs to be moved to a spot on the control pot where it can make better contact. I would sugest to turn it about halfway, then use the volume in windows. This cant fail since its all done with the opperating system. Even if you get another set they will eventualy do the same thing.

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Hi first buy a conductivity spray and spray on the dial and inside it if this wont help then just solder a knob which will fit good luck

Posted on Apr 17, 2006

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