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I bought a sub woofer from a thrift store used and even though my existng computer speakers have a sub woofer jack, after hooking it up, it doesnt play. I bought the digital chord which fits well in the speakers. Why doesnt it work. I even bought a bigger power supply and the sub woofer still doesnt work, it only has a very low volumed hum. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks. Paul Brady.

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    Dshack May 11, 2010

    Is the sub woofer a PC speaker subwoofer, or a generic subwoofer for a multimedia setup?

    Also, what speakers do you have?

    What jack does the subwoofer use?

    What sound card do you have?


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Different sound system use different voltages for their speakers. Look up in your computer manual what the electricial requirments are for the speakers and see if the one you bought matches.

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