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ACUSTIC RESEARCH gold cable end came off my cable and exposed the wires . is it under warentee ? STEVE LIMANEK ACS340TX@AOL.COM

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You'll have to check the length of the warranty on the card, and compare that against the receipt from when you bought the cables. If you don't have the receipt, they may or may not honor a warranty claim.

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I have wireless speakers and the transmitter stopped working. Nothing happens when you plug it in--??? It's only a month old. AW872

Hi I also post in here , so that you can let me know how it goes.

Try unplugging the transmitter from power adapter, if it also has batteries remove them. Also unplug transmitter audio cable.

Then remove batteries/unplug adapters from speakers.

Wait few minutes and reconnect the system.

This is a proper hard reset, and can fix minor problems.

If when you re connect the transmitter does not glow, or you do not have sound on one or both channels then there is a fault.

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If you find no problems , then unit is defective, as it is under warranty contact Acoustic Research to validate the warranty here and get the transmitter or the whole set replaced.

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