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Stereo speaker suddenly stopped giving sound

One of my stereo speakers suddenly stopped giving sound. I swapped wires, and swapped the stereo channel with the other speaker, with no improvement. I've heard of a problem called "cold solder joint". Could it be the problem? If not, what other problem could it be? If it is the problem, how does one troubleshoot a cold solder joint? Any advice greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Bill Madon

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Re: Stereo speaker suddenly stopped giving sound

You will need to take the speaker apart and with an ohm meter or continuity tester, measure the resistance of the speaker right at the speaker to see if the speaker is open. if it is you have no choice then to replace the speaker. If the speaker measures a low resistance, measure the wires froom the speaker to the output wires or terminals. Some speaker manufacturers install small fuses inside their speakers. Good Luck

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