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Right center channel doesnt work.

I unhooked everything to move it all as the carpets were getting replaced. Once everything got put back in order I discovered that my right center channel no longer works. Is there any way to just replace the connectors. If so I would love to only spend like $50 instead of another 300. Or does anyone else have any other suggestions.

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Re: Right center channel doesnt work.

Is there a loose connector on the inside or a loose wire?

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