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One speaker not working

I turned the volume (on the computer) down to nothing, then increased it again, and only one speaker came back with sound. The other speaker has a hissing sound when you put your ear to it, but no music comes out of it!? Have worked fine for 2 years, so can you please tell me what might be the problem?? I have unplugged and retried to no avail. Hope you can help!

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Hey dude i faced the same problem ... the input jack to your woofer has gone bad... just try pressing the jack behind the woofer it must work... or figure out a way to open it and replace the faulty jack...

Posted on Sep 02, 2007

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Find a friend who has an extra pair of speakers and try, but it looks like your speaker has a short/open Try your speakers on a different system, if the problem follows you, your speaker has problems. The cost of fixing theses might not warrant sending them out. Check your warranty. If you were cranking the volume, you could have blown the speaker driver.

Posted on Aug 29, 2007


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