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Surround Sound Speakers and AUX

For some reason the surround sound only works when i'm playing a cd. When i use an rca to stereo cable from my computer, the rear speakers cut out. Is that supposed to happen. The rear speakers don't play when the radio is on either. thanks

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Re: Surround Sound Speakers and AUX

You have the mode selector for the surround sound on the wrong switch setting. Look at the owners manual to see what setting you need for synthensized suround. Go to if you need an owners manual. You will find it with a little bit of searching. Good Luck

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