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Can't get sound JBL Media 100 speakers/ subwoofer with mac

I have the JBL Media 100 speakers and Subwoofer and have tried connecting them to my MAC  and they won't work--no sound. The power supply is connected to the socket and input on the master speaker; the master and satellite are connected with the RCA cable. The out to subwoofer on the master speaker is connected with mini cable to the subwoofer . There's one more mini connect cable that I'm not sure how to configure. I had it connected from the Audio out on the subwoofer to the in on the master, but that leaves nothing connecting to the back of the MAC so what do I do with this cable OR what do I do next to get the computer to recognize the speakers. I turned them on BTW

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I am not sure what the extra lead is for. The instruction book should make it plain how it should be connected. If you have no instructions perhaps they can be downloaded from the manufacturer's website.

My 5:1 speaker system is prewired and has only one audio in lead and a socket for the power supply. The audio lead of such speaker systems is generally equipped with a 3.5mm stereo jack plug intended to be used in the headphone socket of computers, tv's, radios and anything with a headphone socket, even phones.

Once you are certain the speakers are properly connected they should work if there is audio present at the headphone socket of the Mac. A known pair of headphones can be used to test this and conversely the speakers could be tested by plugging them into any other known good audio source.

The presence of an RCA or phono plug/lead is confusing as these aren't usually associated with active speaker systems for computer and general use but rather for more serious audio such as connections between an amplifier and peripherals or cinema surround sound. Such a system probably wouldn't be suitable for use with a computer...

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SOURCE: JBL Creature doesn't work

Its not a problem, but all you need to do is push the pins at the back a little more...I know it feels like pins are all the way in, but they really aren't.

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SOURCE: JBL Creature doesn't work

make sure the triangles on the plugs are lined up when you push in the plugs!

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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SOURCE: JBL Media 100 Speaker power?

Buy a power adapter from radio shack or similar place. You need a 1000mA 12 volt dapter. Just make sure it is rated @ or above 1000mA to avoid the adapter heating up and possibly burning. The whole setup is rated @ 850mA wich 1A(1000mA) should handle with enough head room. But it might run you about $15-20. I would just buy a cheap radio with rca inputs/aux input and use that. I got one from Walmart for around $40 and it plays CD's & AM/FM.

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SOURCE: No sound from the System, Power light is on the

make sure you plug the subwoofer into the green jack port on your pc.

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SOURCE: JBL Creature 2.1 Left Speaker not working

Hiya

Too late to resolve the original poster's worries, I can assume, but I arrived here when searching on account of the same problem and resolved it. This is going to sound implausibly condescending, I'm afraid (and excuse th elack of technical terminology!)...

I couldn't get my left speaker to work exactly as above, but then looked carefully at the shape of the respective cables leading to the sub. You have to fit the triangle shape of the lead into the triangular shape of the hole. The speaker CAN be connected what *feels* like correctly, but is in fact connected incorrectly (ie, not all the way in).

This is more a problem with the left speaker than the right since it's a triangle and the right is a square, and can be a little fiddly.

Anyone else experiencing the same problem should probably take a quick moment just to check this isn't it! :)

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

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