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My mom just bought this philips sound system and the subwoofer is not producing any sound. The other speakers work just fine but the sub woofer does not work. I was wondering if their was any call backs or maybe some wiring to look for that might be the problem. The number of the product as read on the user manuel is HTS3544 and HTS3555.

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Press the surround button on the Philips remote to see if the subwoofer will begin producing noise - the surround button switches the mode from simple stereo to full surround. I would test the surround button while watching a DVD, because not every tv channel is going to even produce surround effects. Good luck!

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