I own an Altec Lansing ATP3 and recently, I stupidly/accidentally sliced up the cord from the right satellite speaker where all the controls are located(i.e. turn-on vol, base and treble control). I tried connecting them myself by soldering them but it never worked. I guess its because some wires have the same colors. I really dont have any idea which wire to connect to which wire! Maybe I have interchanged the connections somehow... help please...
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Re: sliced control cord
Not quite sure how many cores you sliced then soldered.
Did you repair a figure-of-eight (two co-axial cables stuck together) or was it two inner wires with a braid over both (round)?
Can you give more info or a picture?
Just want to help.
Obviuosly,the tiny wires inside the insulations have more often than not,red and or white colors and you might have erroneously reconnected them through soldering.Yet,you didnt get the desired result.Visit an electronics spareparts store nearest you but make sure you bring the damaged cord with you,Inquire from them for a compatible cord which you can use as a replacement because if you continue using tis damaged cord might severely affect the entire system.Thanks.
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Speaker is bad or the cable may have come loose. Has it been knocked around? If so it may have pulled the cable loose inside the speaker, try playing a song and wiggle the wire and push the wire in gently to see if it starts to play if it does you have found your problem. If not then the speaker is bad and I don't remember if you can pull it apart and buy a new speaker to install in it. Thanks for using Fix-ya and if this helps please rate this free question. Avid101
Best bet would be to just strip the wire with a wire stripper or utility knife and twist the bare ends together to fix the connection. A little electrical tape around those wires and you should be almost good as new. Of course you might notice some difference in quality but I'm pretty sure the only way round that would be replacing the cable.
Try it out and let me know how it works out for you. If you know how to solder it might be a good idea to solder the connection as well.
hi i used to have the same problem opening the satellite speakers of atp3 (left satellite, the cord was pulled and snap from the inside). i found out how to open them but there's a good and bad news. the good news is i know how to open them, the bad news is that it will cause some damage on your satellite speaker.a friend of mine used to have the same speaker he accidentally drop one of his satellite speaker (left one) and the bottom cover just crack open following the joint line. the satellite speakers of atp3 has no connecting screws , it is assembled using a sort of super glue. here is how i opened my satellite speaker. i used a flat screw driver (i sharpened it a bit to easily penetrate the joint) to shove the bottom cover of the speaker starting from the back part (near the cord) then slowly made my way around when the cover start to snap from where i started. you can remove the bottom cover this way but be aware that it will cause some damage on you speaker. i started shoving from the bottom back part because the damage is unnoticed when you reassemble it using a super glue and i use a black paint to hide the discolored plastic casing cause by force opening.