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My speakers keep fading in and out

I'd be playing a game, or a movie and the sound/volume would fade out for a period of time and then pop back again.

It would be great to get some insite on this.

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  • Jivix Mar 18, 2009

    Same problem here. Seems that a lot of people are having problems with these speakers, leading me to believe that there is a massive hardware flaw in the design of these speakers. The annoying thing is that you never know when the volume change will occur. Sometimes it is right after you turn them on, sometimes a few hours later. Very annoying if listening to music quietly late at night just to have them start blasting and having me jump out of my chair.

  • meme303 Apr 08, 2009

    My speakers keep going completely off then popping back on at high volume suddenly. Going off, coming back on, going off and on. What can I do to fix it?

  • Jivix May 25, 2009

    Hey it's me again. I completely gutted the subwoofer assembly. My theory is that since the subwoofer doesn't get that great of airflow, and so perhaps the amplifier chips are overheating. Most of them were connected to heatsinks, but 2 weren't. I connected them to the heatsinks with copper wire and solder, and mounted a fan on the top of the case to draw out the flaming hot air. It reduced the base about 40% but the air inside of the case got up to about 150°F at least so it was worth it. I thought the problem was fixed but it just started doing it again after a month of use. I have a feeling it may have to do with the crummy center speaker assembly. Hopefully its just a problem with the volume knob.

  • Jivix May 25, 2009

    Hey it's me again. I completely gutted the subwoofer assembly. My theory is that since the subwoofer doesn't get that great of airflow, and so perhaps the amplifier chips are overheating. Most of them were connected to heatsinks, but 2 weren't. I connected them to the heatsinks with copper wire and solder, and mounted a fan on the top of the case to draw out the flaming hot air. It reduced the base about 40% but the air inside of the case got up to about 150°F at least so it was worth it. I thought the problem was fixed but it just started doing it again after a month of use. I have a feeling it may have to do with the crummy center speaker assembly. Hopefully its just a problem with the volume knob.

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TRY THIS :

Right click the speaker icon on the taskbar
Click "Playback Devices"
You should get a screen titled "Sound"
Click the communication tab
There is a set of radio buttons titled: "When windows detects communication activity:"

Select the "Do Nothing" option.

Edit: The issue was present for me if the mic was on or not. A little concerning to say the least...

This fixed the issue for me. Hope it helps someone else.

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I am having the same problem with mine. Tried re-installing the sound drivers but that didn't make a difference. Took out all the screws in back to see if there was a loose wire, but couldn't get the center speaker apart....

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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