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Low volume on Altec Lansing 4.1 system

They have worked great for years but yesterday I noticed very low volume. I checked al of the volume controls and they are set to 100%. Anyone have any ideas?

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If the volume controls of the speaker is set to 100% together with the volume control on your computer then still get a low volume,try some other device where you can use your speaker like mp4,if still got same problem,bring it to a service center there might have a problem with the amplifier.

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