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No sound coming from the rear speakers

I am haveing no sound coming from my rear left and right speakers at all. I have unpluged them and repluged the cords in. I have even played around with the settings on the comuter to have no help come from this either. Could you please help me and give me a few suggestions on what could be going on here. Thanks!!!!

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Re: No sound coming from the rear speakers

I had the exact same problem and could not for the life of me figure it out. I literally just figured it out now, over two years later. If you plug your speakers into your computer using each separate plug (black, green, and yellow), use the adapter that should have come with the speakers set. I'm sure if you've had it long enough you may have lost it by now but luckily my pack-rat ways saved the day for me. Use the adapter so that you only need to plug into the green input and they work perfectly now. If that doesn't solve your problem... well I guess you're outta luck with me.

Posted on Nov 21, 2007

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I have the same problem. Only one of my rear speaker isn't working.. I think i have this adapter if it is the thing with three wires than on output is only one.

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Re: No sound coming from the rear speakers

Great work, devmeister, and thanks so much! I had the problem for 3 years but luckily still had the adaptor in my "what the hell is this" bin? This may be the only time I've gotten something useful out of that bin!

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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Re: No sound coming from the rear speakers

I too had my adaptor, I tried your solutioon and it worked, fantastic thanks blindbatty.

Posted on May 08, 2008

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I had the same problem for the longest time. I jusy decieded to figure this out. After surfing the web for a few minutes I found your solution. Like you I still had my adapter. The sound is once again awsome. THanx

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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Re: No sound coming from the rear speakers

Make sure that if your speakers have a front/rear balance that it is centered.

Posted on Jun 20, 2007

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Hi names Rui i like to help you by giving you step by step instruction in propely hocking up your logitech speakers:


1. Connect the black plug of the rear right speaker into the black plug on the subwoofer.

2. Connect the yellow plug on the rear left speaker into the yellow input on the subwoofer.

3. Connect the red plug of the front center speaker into the red input on the subwoofer.

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7. Plug the subwoofer power chord into the electrical power outlet.

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