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Dell Speaker 215 problem

When moving furniture we plugged the router power into the speaker power input by mistake. Then plugged in the proper power. However, we get a loud hum/crackle and no sound - any ideas?

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Re: Dell Speaker 215 problem

Would suggest that when you plugged in the router power supply it supplied a HIGHER voltage and you have blown the speakers.

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