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Fixing my subwoofer

I have'nt used my sub for a few weeks and now when i try to use it the power comes on but no sound comes out. ive checked to see if the cable connection was good and nothing changed. i also took it apart to take a look inside to check if anything might have been fried i didnt notice anything, but i also dont know anything about subwoofers so i hope u can help me out here.

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Ditto, i've got all 5 speakers without the Subwoofer. The subwoofer hasn't worked from day one, but I delayed replacing the unit for too long and don't have the warranty, I looked at all soldered connections and none of them have come un-soldered and all connectors are properly connected, can't think of anything but broken component that would cause it from here, nor can I think of a quick fix

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

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Just buy a new one, and it didnt cost me a premium plan to find out. I thought you guys were here to help and not take someones money and then say theres nothing you can do. I am movin on boys. It doesnt take an expert to figure this one out. I just thought you guys would have maybe a better idea. Buh bye.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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i am wanting to know the answer to the exact same question. did you ever find the answer?

Posted on Aug 07, 2010

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Where does the 1/8 3.5mm mono jack get plugged into on the receiver? The RCA subwoofer output is already taken.

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