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Possible blown speakers

My speakers work but they are really quiet even when the volume is up full blast

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I have experience with that model of speakers. When they give up the ghost, the volume is VERY low. But just to be on the safe side, check the volume properties to make sure nothing is set too low. Start>Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices. Check the slider bars here, check in the Advanced area as well to make sure nothing is low and check the Speaker Volume as well. If all the bars are set to their maximum, it's time for some new speakers.
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Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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I'm taking it that from what you're saying, the other speaker is working perfectly.

here are a few things you could try, if this is the case. You've probably attempted most of them, but it doesn't hurt to cover all your bases.

Turn both your speakers, and windows Volume Control up full blast. (while you're within the Volume Control window, it wouldn't hurt to check to see if the balance is off there, as well). Put your ear to the speaker, and listen hard- do you hear any faint hissing or crackling sound, like static?

If you do, then the speakers are working perfectly on their end. The hissing sound would be power going through them. this can only mean that there is :

a) a problem with the connection to the computer - fiddle around with the cable connecting it, twist it slightly in the socket and look for and *gently* bend any creases you may find back into their proper places, while playing a song. if at any point you hear the other speaker come on, you have your culprit. Also, try plugging a headset or spare set in if you have any, to eliminate the possibility it's a bad jack with the soundcard. if you hear both speakers on your headphones playing, it's NOT the card.

b)a problem with the software you're using to play sounds. again, open up Windows Volume Control, and check the speaker balance there. if the problem occurs only with certain programs, like Winamp or Windows Media Player, open up those programs and check the balance there.

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5. Put the FR speaker box back together in reversed order.<br> 6. Connect FR speaker back to the subwoofer box. Make sure the volume setting on your PC is very low, because when you switch back on the power of the subwoofer, you should be blasting again.<br>
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