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Can i add any speakers to my dell vostro 200?

I had a few old speakers from other pcs (specifically Advent & Polk Audio speakers) and plugged them into the vostro 200 tower but there are no sound coming through.... do i need to get dell speakers?

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  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    polk speakers plugged into dell vosto and at 100 sound is barely audible. there are no controls on speakers

  • dnwright1 Jan 12, 2009

    I have a Vostro 200, and bought dell AX 210 speakers, which are not working, do i need to purchase speakers solely for that model, as I seem to keep coming across different opinions on this matter and the compatability?

  • isadorra42 Feb 13, 2009

    I have sound...but it is so low that you can barely hear it.

  • segway Mar 24, 2009

    Hi Rachel,
    I tried the green port, as well as some of the others. Still the same, very faint. All volumes are as high as they can go.

    Any other thoughts?

  • dchittur Apr 03, 2009

    I ahve this problem also--have tried lots of different speakers

  • alexliz Apr 21, 2009

    I am not new to computers, and this Vostro 200 Dell desktop that my mother-in-law has is bumming me.

    I plugged the headset (no speakers) to the front green panel and no audio. Then I tried the green panel in the rear, no dice. I plugged the headset jack in all audio-related panels, front and rear, no audio.

    The headset works, as I can connect it to the front green panel of her other Dell (a Dimension 2400) and I get audio.

    Is the Vostro at fault?

    The only other difference between the two Dells is the Dimension runs XP, the Vostro is on Vista.



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No you don't. As long as you can plug the speakers to the green port on the back of the computer, the speakers are powered and the volume knob on the speakers is turned all the way up. You should hear sound.

Also make sure the sound is not muted in windows.

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