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Speakers hissing/humming my speakers are plugged in properly and everything was running fine. i noticed today when i listened to my music, the "click" sound the speakers make when i turned up the volume (when i touched the touch sensors) were much louder than normal. i muted the sound and i heard a hissing from the right speaker and an almost humming sound from the other side. does anyone know what this problem is or does anyone know of a way that i can get rid of this? Thanks in advance

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  • nate41 Nov 27, 2007

    if i remove it from a dusty/hot place will this take care of the problem?

  • nate41 Nov 27, 2007

    thanks a lot for you help!!!



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Hi Nate41
you won't do anithyng
may be is a bad resistor inside, that get hot and probably start to do this problem. try disconecting the speakers, and move to other place, more cooler, and try to see if you don't get the hissing and humming sound now. sometimes dust and hot places get to this problem.
beside that, may be a path to a problem.

Posted on Nov 27, 2007

  • Carlos L. Burgos
    Carlos L. Burgos Nov 27, 2007

    hi Nate41

    You have to replace the speakers, if none of the above recommendations fix the problem., For me is bad board or may be suddenly high voltage, or drop energy at your home.

    be carefully on where you put your speakers.




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