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I just moved my stepson's computer and I *think* I hooked up the speakers right. It is a 3pc Insignia speaker set with the floor sub. He had headphones plugged in before. We removed the headphons, and now I can not get the sound to work on the speakers. I have tried a multitude of things. It's not muted It has a Realtek High Def Audio Sound card, I have uninstalled, rebooted and let the computer reinstall. I have tried hooking the speakers directly in and not using the sub. I have checked the plug in (also the blue light is on, sO i know they are plugged in). Any other ideas? The computer itself is an HP Pavillion a1730n, Vista operating system

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  • toddandshell Mar 08, 2009

    Ugh, I have no idea where the CD would be. I'll definitely look around!

    As for the jacks, green to green right?

    I just plugged in my old speakers from my old computer and they have an orange end. I plugged the orange end to the orange jack, no sound, plugged the orange end into the GREEN jack, and I can get SOME sound out of my speakers.
    I am sure somewhere I am messing up the Insignia speaker hookup, but now I have the problem of not being able to hear much from the speakers that do work.

  • toddandshell Mar 08, 2009

    Thanks for the options! I'll get back to you. My brain needs a rest.

  • Anonymous May 09, 2009

    Where would that be located?


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If u have been supplied with a driver cd u  should probably try running the disc instead of sutomatic driver installation by vista.Or maybe u got the jacks mixed up.
check it out.

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    naveengopi Mar 08, 2009

    Its most probably a case of mixed up jacks.and yeah the green goes in hte green but sometimes the wiring tends to get messed up during manufacture. 

    yiu should try the few possible combinations.and also the driver cd.if you cant find it , gimme the model number of ur sound card and ldet me try lookin for the drivers online.

    If all else fails...CUSTOMER CARE.Ireally hope one of the above works for you.

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Check the bass volume switch.  i did the same thing with my headphones and must have inadvertently turned the sub woofer volume down. hope this helps.

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