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Distorted m-audio dx-4 speakers

I have a pair of two-year old M-Audio DX-4 monitors which have an intermittant distortion problem. When I first turn on the speakers, the audio is very distorted. Both speakers are affected so the problem must be common to the powersupply. After about 5 minutes, the audio becomes cleaner but still some distortion. I noticed that prior to this problem, when I turned on the monitors I noticed a brief hum in the audio and then it disappeared. This led me to believe that one of the electrolytics may have started to go bad. Since I have repaired electronic equipment before, I decided to try and solve this problem. I removed the twelve screws which hold the back on, but still couldn't get it removed. I then removed the woofer and put a large screwdriver through to the back and pounded on it but still no luck. I came to the conclusion that the back must be glued on? Is this correct? If so, I wonder how one can get to the circuit board to check it out?

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    I have the same problem. I've got constant static coming from that speaker. How do I fix the volume control button?

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No No please dont change your circuit board its in the problem of your increasing or decreasing volume button of your woffer box please try to change the button as quickly as possible because it has been got damaged....
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I think the volume increasing or decreasing of you woffer box has been got damaged please change your button as quickly as possible...
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