Question about Dell 5650 Computer Speakers
Posted by Anonymous on
What you need is a splitter and not an adapter. Forget the colors yellow, green, black. They are not relevant. The business end of those colors occur inside the box. Dell manufactured these "bass ackwards". You need a 3-way headphone splitter and that will solve your problem. I bought a RadioShack Headphone Splitter Cable model 42-2458. Hope this helps. Just plug into headphone outlet
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Dell 5650 computer speakers
same thing here just turned off and now has no power , checked the fuse it looked good , plug it in a different outlet and no power . I am going to throw the speakers out in the street and cut my losses .... another fine product sold by dell
Posted on Mar 25, 2008
SOURCE: dell 5650 speaker wire adapter
As I understand it, this adapter is used ONLY to adapt a standard 2-channel stereo output to the 3, 1/8" plugs of the Dell 5650 5.1 system. These 3 plugs would normally plug into the front, rear, and center/sub outputs on a computer designed to output 5.1 channel sound.
To make this clear, what this means is that the output you get from your 2-channel stereo system, using this adapter with the Dell 5650 5.1 system, will NOT be full 5.1 surround sound...it will be 2-channel stereo signals intermixed so that it plays from the 5650 system through the Dell amplifiers and speakers...nothing more.
This cannot be over-emphasized. The adapter does NOT create true 5.1 sound from a 2-channel stereo output system.
If you are hoping to get true 5.1 output from a 2-channel stereo system, you will be disappointed.
All this adapter likely does is split/mix some of the 2-channel signal into the rear channel, and split/mix some of the SAME 2-channel signal into the center-sub channel, just so you will get some output from those speakers. There may be some low-pass filtering for the sub-woofer input.
It is almost certainly a very simple passive circuit consisting of resistors, capacitors, and possibly an audio transformer or two.
Look for circuit on Do-It-Yourself electronic sites and build it yourself...or you're almost certain to be ripped-off.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
the speakers should have a stereo jack on a wire which would be the out put, if it is a surround sound speaker system then it most likely will have a few wires, if your computer has only one stereo jack input then the green cable would be the one you would connect in most cases, if it has 3 or 6 then you would follow the colour on the jacks and match them up with the input on your computer. if you have done all this and doesnt work check if there is audio icon in the bottom left task bar and if you can use other speakers, if you can everthing should work, if not then check for drivers online.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
SOURCE: 2 Dell 5650 have no sound
the surround sound speakers plug into the rear of the computer with three plugs. an adapter comes with it to plug those three into one green plug. if you plug that green plug in, the rear and center speakers should work, although i don't know if the surround sound will work correctly but you should get sound
Posted on May 06, 2009
Hi, these instructions will help you with the Audio problem. These are the steps to setup and 'restore' the “Audio Drivers” Part (1) Click on the "Start" button, go to and click in the (right, pane) Control Panel.
Scroll to find, "Ease of Access (or) Speech Recognition Options. Click, on" Replace sound with visual cues."
In the See also: (Category), click, on “Audio Devices, and Sound Themes” click, “Playback” Next, click on the Active "Speakers.” Click “Configure” to "Audio channels" The (Speaker Setup) "wizard,” appear! Select (Test) click, Next! Follow the instructions. Part (2) Click 'Properties' change the "sound"(Level). Click on Enhancements, "Apply" changes. “The (Advanced),“not recommended!” In, the Controller Information (block), click on, Properties to "update" Drivers. Check to see if Device usage: (enable) if not? "Change it." *Note: Click "OK" to all change; 'Save' and Apply!, before exiting. “Did this solution help?”
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
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