No sound out of speaker(the one with the volume control on it
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.
If you, on the other hand, DON'T hear any sound coming
from the speaker in question, or if what happened above doesn't work, it could be a problem with the cable connecting the two speakers together. Play with the audio cable connecting to both of them for a bit, see if you can get them working by repositioning it, again while playing test music.
If the above solutions don't help, you could be looking at a blown speaker, and they may need to be replaced. if you do so, i'd recommend any one of the 2.1 (two speakers and a subwoofer) systems that Logitech sells. they are extremely simple to set up, and have excellent sound for a good price.
Dec 29, 2007 |
Logitech R-10 Computer Speakers