Question about Creative Labs Playworks PS2000 Speaker
I recently purchased a used Playworks PS2000, and I have a problem: the subwoofer stops responding at regular intervals. Sound is still coming out of the dipole speaker, but nothing is coming out of the subwoofer.
It seems to take longer between each malfunction depending on how high the bass-setting is. The higher it's set, the faster it malfunctions.
I'm wondering if it's something built into the subwoofer as a failsafe, and all I have to do is to keep the bass level really low, or if it some sort of fault inside it (maybe due to it's high age: 7 years).
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Subwoofer shutting down..
if its shuting down the voice coil is probley bad! u need to replace it ! i got 2 1200watt square subwoofers and they did the same thing . it was the voice coil!
Posted on Nov 20, 2009
SOURCE: no sound from subwoofer
Are you using the Creative speaker test program? It usually has a picture of a generic layout of a pc system, with the speakers around it, showing a speaker for each that you should have plugged in. There should be a test button that will play a sound through each speaker. If a sound plays from your center speaker when the subwoofer picture is lit up then you may have a cord plugged in incorrectly on either the subwoofer or on the back of the soundcard. I've ran into this many times.
The best way to set up surround sound is to get your speakers placed or mounted on the wall, then run one wire at a time into the subwoofer, to ensure that the front left is hooked into the subwoofer in the front left, front right into front right, etc. Then once the speakers are hooked into the subwoofer start running the outputs from the subwooofer one at a time into the sound card. After each connection run the test program and watch the pictures light up as the sound plays, and make sure that the speaker playing sound in your place is the same speaker that is lit up on the test program.
I hope that helps, otherwise the amp is probably bad. Let me know if you need more help.
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
It looks like you have posted this before. Unfortunately, I don't know what you have tried so I may be repeating some of your earlier troubleshooting.
The subwoofer needs its own power supply to function properly. if it isn't getting enough power, the sub will not work at all.
On the back of the unit, you should see a green LED when the power is turned on. Is this light on all of the time of does it fade / flicker? This would indicate the power supply is going bad and you need to replace it.
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
Hi. Check your speaker system with a different audio device like iPod or any MP3 Player using the same jacks. If the speaker system gives out sounds then nothing is wrong with it... if no sounds come out, then you know what I mean...
Try to replace the speaker of your sub-woofer... maybe that can fix it!
Posted on Jun 06, 2010
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