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I woke up one morning to a loud humming sound coming from my subwoofer speaker. Now, when ever I turn the subwoofer on, it continues to hum loudly. Is this repairable? If so, can I repair it myself, or do I need to send it to the manufacturer?

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I think that the internal power supply is at fault the rrpair would be to repair it

Posted on Aug 20, 2007

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