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NO SOUND SAME PROBLEM AS THE OTHERS LISTED. HEADPHONES WORK, BUT THE BOSTON SPEAKERS DO NOT PUT OUT ANY SOUND. THE GREEN LIGHT IS ON AND THE VOLUME TURNED UP. COMPUTER SAYS IT IS WORKING, BUT NO SOUND. WE HAVE UNPLUGGED LIKE THE OTHERS AND STILL DOES NOT WORK. WHAT HAVE THE OTHERS DONE TO GET THEM TO WORK? ARE THEY COMPATIBLE FOR HP 64 BYTE COMPUTER WITH VISTA?

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  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    My computer deosnt even register that my speakers arent even working, I had them working before I reformated Windows twice now...

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    Speakers work fine on old Gateway. I've tried them on my new PC running Vista,a Mac and Ipod and don't get any sound. What does it all mean? I'd rather not give up on them, but at the same time, I'm no techie.

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The make and model of your computer dont matter to what speakers you hook up. i can take those speakers and plug them into my ipod, my computer, even my psp and will work.

i would first check ALL wiring and make sure is all conected corectly.

try plugging them into your ipod/mp3 and see if you hear sound? if not, its the speakers. If yes lets move on.

Plug them into your audio jack on your computer (THE BACK, Green audio Jack) usually your front audio jack if you have one is set to head phones and your rear audio jack is set to speakers.

Plug them in.

Go to Start, Control Panel, Sound.

Now make sure your speakers are conected and it notices it.

Me i have 3 Input devices that show up.

1) Speakers
2) Headphones or Audio 2nd Output
3) Digital Output

If you plug them into the back they will most likely but under #1.

Click Option #1 or the one that is labeled speakers and says "plugged in"

Towards the bottom select, Set As Default.

Apply Changes, Ok, and exit.

Now try listening to something on your computer.

If this still doesnt work, let me know.

Thanks

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Hi, I had exactly the same problem with BA Media Theatre speakers (Gateway) - headphones working but no sound out of the speakers.

Two solutions - one of these worked:

I messed around with all of the cabling and found that the blue "volume control" wire at the amplifier end was the culprit. I Plugged in and out this "control wire" several times and one time I got lucky. Must have been a loose connection or something.

After about a minute it stopped working so I tweaked again and no success. I then discovered that my 2 yr old had stuffed a plastic wrapper into the subwoffer ... when I cleared that out everything worked - either my shaking the subwoofer made a reconnection or the wrapper had some part in the breakdown.

Anyway, good luck!

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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