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Rear speakers don't work

Surround sound won't work on two rear speakers and center speaker, but it does on the subwoofer and front speakers. but when i go through the menu to do the speaker test, all of them work.

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Speaker test confirms whether the speakers actually work but not the sound level you have them set at. Chack volume level of each speaker. This may be a separate button all itself.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

  • Lorrie Kewley Jul 17, 2014

    how do you adjust the speaker levels, I thought thats what the mamcc mic did

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