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Logitech S500 Volume Knob Broken

Hey guys,

A few years ago I purchased a Logitech S500 5.1 sound system from eBuyer, it arrived and worked pretty nicely.

I recently had a power cut, and ever since, the volume knob has pretty much stopped working. I can't turn it down at all, so it's on its highest setting. I have to stick the software volume control at 2 (as opposed to the usual 60-70).

The bass knob works fine.

I've already ordered a better system but it'd be a shame to chuck this one away when it works otherwise quite nicely. Any ideas that don't involve soldering will be greatly appreciated; any ideas that do involve soldering will be reluctantly accepted!

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  • willmorgan Dec 19, 2008

    @chrisgoforth: It's connected to a surge board, so it wasn't a power surge. The main electricity supply in my house cut out suddenly, which caused everything to turn off.

  • crazycraka Dec 21, 2008

    Damn I have the exact same problem, it sucks. Its always on full volume, Is there a way to get a replacement remote or fix it somehow??

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The simplest thing to try is some compressed air directed to the knob. This would clear out any dust or dirt that may be obstructing the knob. I am not sure what you mean by power cut so I am shooting in the dark here. If you mean a power surge that caused the volume to quit working then I would suggest an external volume control such as http://www.amazon.com/Koss-155954-VC20-Volume-Control/dp/B00001P4XH/ref=pd_bbs_2/002-2257004-6895258?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1194009359&sr=8-2

Or

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102975&cp=&sr=1&origkw=volume+control&kw=volume+control&parentPage=search


Posted on Dec 19, 2008

  • Christian Goforth
    Christian Goforth Dec 20, 2008

    Thank you for the clarification. I would suggest putting an inline volume control in similar to the 2 that I posted below. This will be easier then soldering a new knob.

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