Question about JBL CREATURE II Computer Speakers
I got these a few years ago and about 4 months after buying them, the right speaker completely stopped working. I put them away after that and just kind of assumed they'd bit the dust because they were poorly made. Eventually, about a month ago, I got curious and decided to start using them again. I figured that having one speaker was better than just using my laptop's internal speakers. However, when I hooked them up, both speakers started to work again! I was excited. And now, after a few weeks of using them, the right speaker completely stopped working again! The green light on the right satellite is lit up fine. The plug into the back of the subwoofer is securely connected. I just can't seem to figure it out. Any suggestions?
I had a problem with the speakers not working properly. The green lights lit, but the amount of sound coming from the speakers compared to that of the sub was much lower.
I decided to take it the speakers apart.
I found that the magnets on the speakers had moved forward slightly in the plastic cage they sat in. I pushed them back as far as they would go, and Hey Presto! working again!
I hope this helps someone!
Posted on Jul 06, 2008
Alright so afrer i messed around with this for a while i found out that if you open up the right speaker and then unscrew the black piece inside holding the speaker in you can remove the actual silver speaker part of it. you then push the silver part farther back into the metal part housing in. in this way you complete a connection. you should be up and running after that.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
I have the same problem. What works for me is slightly pulling out the speaker cord in the back of the woofer, and I get both speakers to work. Sound isn\'t 100%, but it\'s been a week now and I can hardly tell the difference. You\'ve probably already thought of this - just thought I\'d pass it along anyway.
Posted on Feb 28, 2007
Brilliant solution! This solution fixed both the lack of sound in the left speaker and the overall volume. The "little metal cup" needs to be pushed AWAY from the speaker until a small magnet is exposed. If you see glue residue on the top of the cup that's your clue. You should not be able to SEE the top of the cup. I had to use a small screwdriver to force it and I was sure I was going to mess it up, but I didn't. These speakers sound as good as new again. THANK YOU!!!
Posted on Dec 29, 2010
Solution #5 by
shroom605 worked for me. I was ready to buy new speakers. THANKS!!!
Posted on Jan 12, 2010
Same issue with the right speaker, check to see if the pins aren't bent. Maybe someone said that already but it fixed mine obviously. Wish I didn't go through the hassle and take it apart like the earlier thread mentioned.
Posted on Feb 16, 2013
I found the best solution is no 1 - worked for me. Subw. working volumecontrol speaker working - the other one faint.
The small loudspeaker had moved 1 cm out from the plastic casing. I put some glue on the back - pushed the speaker gently onto the glue - works like a charm
Posted on Feb 13, 2010
The tiny speaker connectors have a triangular socket/key shape just near the metal pin. So if not aligned well the connect doesnt go in completely. So the idea to push the connectors well and deep , with a bit of twist to align works.
Secondly, the stereo input connector from PC does not need the full push (at least in my set.) This connector needs to be pulled out a bit. This fixes the no-sound in right speaker issue. (its atcually no-sound or very low sound.)
Looks like they missed the finer details of those connectors.
Otherwise great sounding and looking speakers, for that price. And those soft touch keys to control volume still impress anyone who sees them first time.
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
My speakers work in my t.v. but not my mac no more any one help me??
Posted on Jun 04, 2008
I had the same problem, No use though, I tried taking it apart - nothing happened, This is NOT the one that controls the sound, The other one, Any help?
Posted on Mar 15, 2008
I have no sound. All lights are on. The JBL speakers aren't working when I plug them in to my mac book or imac. It's got to be the speakers.
Posted on Feb 10, 2008
I've had a few problems with the speakers: first of all, the vibrating hum mentioned by 'Guest.' this was a problem with the transformer, actually, we had to get a new one on warranty... thats probly not what you need but just thought i'd mention it. also, if you're statically charged and you ground yourself on the little volume buttons.... not good... i'm looking for a replacement right now actually.
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
I have this problem too, but when I pull out the speaker cord a little, the speakers will work but it causes a hum/vibration that is unbearable. My right speaker is the one that controls the volume, and neither of them are working now. I can either have sound and the vibrating hum from the subwoofer or no sound at all!
Posted on May 03, 2007
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