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Creative Inspire 5300 Volume Control broken!

The pin connector (the part that plugs into the subwoofer) on the end of the wire for the wired remote has broken off, and I don't know which color wire goes to which pin!

Can someone find out for me... maybe open it up somehow and look or some wiring schematic or other...

Thanks in advance!!

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  • PeteBevan Mar 04, 2009

    I have lost the lead totaly anyone know the connections?

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For those searching the answer "How to replace/repair Creative Inspire 5300 volume control":

Its simple : looking at the back of the suboofer, the pins are as follows from top right, clockwise : LED VDD , Balance pot middle leg, GND, pots + legs, Volume pot middle leg, on switch input. Connect one pots ends to GND and the other ends to pots +, connect a switch on GND and on switch input, anode of led to LED VDD, cathode to GND (there is a 1,8k resistor inside so no external resistor needed)
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  • Federico Sep 11, 2012

    Hi, thanks for this diagram, but is there a way to use this speaker system without remote? Lost mine long time ago and I'm trying to recycle a bit. :)

  • Federico Sep 11, 2012

    Hi, thanks for this diagram, but is there a way to use this speaker system without remote? Lost mine long time ago and I'm trying to recycle a bit. :)

  • Cekins Jan 07, 2013

    The system uses voltage controlled amplifiers for both volume and balance, so the only problem to use without remote is balance which needs 5 volts to be centered (if I remember correctly it uses 10 volts for the pots), so a solution is two 5k resistors tied to Vdd and GND and the center tied to balance input. For volume - 10 volts can directly be connected. Of course it will be on max volume. "Power on" should be tied to GND to run internal power supplies. Actually I bought my speakers without power supply and remote for 20Euro without knowing that they need remote. Then I opened the box and found how it works :)

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    Fadhel Chemmem Mar 09, 2014

    can you post a real diagram of the control circuit plz ?

  • Cekins Apr 26, 2014

    I haven't seen the actual remote - I bought mine from the scrap. Then I realized that it cannot be even turned on without it. After few hours of investigating the circuit, found how to make my one remote.

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For those searching the answer "How to replace/repair Creative Inspire 5.1 5200 volume control":

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SOLUTION: Dudes, Had the same issue, got an old PS2 mouse (same plug), cut off the plug, fiddled with different combinations. Joining 2 wires turns it on, another 2 puts the volumn to full...
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    Bryan Li Jan 14, 2014

    Doing this (shorting power to ground, and the Vcc to Volume) will work for only front speakers at full volume. You will need to use a 'pot' (potentiometer; a.k.a. variable resistor) to set balance or use a couple of resistors to create a voltage division. This should not be very hard to do, except you will need a minimum of 3 resistors; not 2 like the other posts suggest)

  • Taybur Rahaman Shamim
    Taybur Rahaman Shamim Mar 13, 2014

    its that work my inspire m5300 ?????

  • Fadhel Chemmem
    Fadhel Chemmem Mar 15, 2014

    is this corrent ?http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/t...

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    Fadhel Chemmem Mar 15, 2014

    with : blue=led, green=balance mid pot, red=ground,white=Vref, Yellow volume mid pot; Black=switch on

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