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Connecting to computer

I have a set of the altec lansing multimedia speakers and don't have the manual. They are model ACS45. I rearranged my office and now can't get them to work, so maybe I am not connecting them properly. Could you tell me how to connect them?

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  • taniakarina1 Feb 18, 2008

    I have a pair of Altec Lansing multimedia speakers and do not have the manual book. They are model #fmw0189483. maybe you can help me find the solution on how to connect them.



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First, check all cords of course. Make sure power is in an outlet that works, green cord with the green port on the computer. (Check that you are plugging the right colors together, if so look below)

If you could tell me what type of sound card your computer has, I can guide you through.

(Sound cards)
There are PCI sound cards or/and Integrated sound cards for most situations. A PCI sound card would mean that you have a physical card which would look like this, with more or equal speaker jacks :
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Or if you have an Integrated sound card then the back of your computer might look like this (Sound portion includes the 3 female jacks furthest to the right):
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