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My subwoofer started smoking-

I smelled a burning odor, wasnt even on the computer, found smoke coming out of the holes in the back of the subwoofer, and crackling noises throught the subwoofer speaker itself. The smoke is coming from right behind the lower speaker on the sub, and venting thru the air tubes

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A usual problem of a subwoofer just like my old sound system. Subwoofer generates a big heat on its device unlike ordinary speakers. better to send that to a technician to change a spare parts. it must be an ic problem got damage by over using.

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Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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