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Speakers not working proprerly

Sound only comes out of my front two speakers and sub woofer. i have tried to alter the settings but still no luck.

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Show me how to install sony subwoofer and front speakers to back of tower

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I had the same problem. I found that the analog input plug carrying the signal into the subwoofer jack was too wide, so it was not seated all the way in. When I trimmed down the plug so it seated properly, the surround speakers started working fine.

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So guys today i noticed that most of my speakers are not working i have 7.1 and the only speaker that is working is the ''front left'' the others aren't working (the other 6.1). With windows media player only the front left and front right are working even with winamp. With the powerDVD the other speakers works but only sound effects comes out and and they are very low speech doesn't come out.

I used the diagnostics but it tells me everything is ok but when I use the speaker settings/speaker selection where you can choose to hear the ''noise or channel'' (where it tells you front left, front center, front right side right...etc) everything comes out from front left and nothing from other speakers and the others nothing.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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This may be in the sound card settings itself. Even though you may have adjusted the Windows settings {if thats what your using} the sound card needs to also be set up for surround. Some sound cards do not support 4 speakers or surround sound systems. Go to Device Manager and find your sound card and manufacture then check there technical support page for info.

Posted on Sep 15, 2007

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Sounds like you have plugged into the 'center & sub-woofer' socket :-)

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