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When I turn on my speakers, I get no sound coming out of the, but the power light is coming on, I hooked up earphones & no sound from them either. How do I get my speakers to work?

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Hello Asconn

Bad board, inside of your speaker system, time to RMS or use the warranty, if you register your product, this could be easy.
Some boards , depending on energy at home voltage, etc, can be damage, and sometimes fried the board, for a energy fluctuation. Consider to use warranty, or RMS, in this case.

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