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Replacing the front left and right speakers of a surround system.

I have several computers set up in my home. One of which I have the Altec Lansing ACS54 Multimedia Computer Speaker System attached. It seems that the front left and right speakers have been damaged to the point that when I listen to music I get that scratchy sound that seems that they have been cracked. Other than that the rest of the system works just fine, and I do not wish to throw it out. My question to you is if it possible to simply replace the above mentioned speakers and go on my mery way? If so, as this speaker system is no longer on the market can I replace the damaged speakers with another brand?

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SOURCE: Sub Woofer does not work

hi there are fast checkings for you: Quick Connect Card http://www.alteclansing.com/downloads/641QCC.pdf manual: http://www.alteclansing.com/downloads/641_MAN.pdf is the system working fine exept the sub? my guess: the headphone jack works fine then the speakears are too if soo then the sub amp is bad or some connection is torn try opening the sub and see if everything is hooked right and if soo then the amp is the problem every electronics shop can fix this good luck

Posted on Mar 21, 2006

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Hello there!! jlee432
The 4.1 speakers you has, and output sound , depend on the sound card you has on your laptop. If you has inside the laptop a sound card 5.1 you whould not have problems get it sound, BUT you have to set on multimedia and sound for 4.1 according.
you only have one output sound on your laptop, so you have to use 2 speakers or buy a splitter and get 2 speakers sound.
you also, can buy a pcmcia sound card, 5.1 from creative labs, to solve this. but check if your speakers of course sound of.
good luck

Posted on Nov 29, 2007

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SOURCE: front left speaker is louder than the right one

JUST ADJUST THE BALANCE IN THE VOLUME CONTROL, YOU CAN FIND IT IN THE CONTROL PANEL OR AN ICON AT THE BOTTOM RIGHT OF YOUR SCREEN, THE RIGHT NEXT TO THE CLOCK.. PLEASE VOTE FOR MY POST

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SOURCE: Just hooked up speakers. I am getting pings from computer but no

maybe you have a codec problem ...try open the video with VLC player ..ori install AC3 Filter

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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I work for a charity that had one of these donated today and as I was looking for a new sub for my cinema system I purchased it. I have no other speakers with it and no way of switching or varying the volume. I opened up the back of the sub and slid the board partly out exposing the PCB.
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You'll see 3 solder connections behind the scre in an "L" configuration. One of them is common, one volume and one power on. As I don't need volume, I'm happy with it being on full as my cinema system will vary the input, I joined all 3 together giving power on and full volume. It is working great now.
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For you guys with volume controls, I would suggest shorting out the two rightmost pins in the "L" and I recon this will power it up and try varying your volume control. I recon it'll work just great.

Good luck

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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