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Faulty RCA hookup

The black (right) speaker RCA port in the subwoofer is dead, when I attach the black RCA speaker cord to the yellow (right) speaker port I hear flawless sound. How do i take off the back panel of the sub to replace the RCA ports?

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Re: Faulty RCA hookup

This is an issue that would take some experience in a few areas mainly sodering, My best advice is to first off see if your warranty is still good but even if its not you are probably going to save yourself a big headache by sending it to the manufactuer and let them repair it.

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How do i hookup the what i think is the power cord to the computer its a round plug in

If it's a power cord, it doesn't plug into the computer; one end goes in the wall, the other into the speakers.

For most speaker pairs, there are 3 wires:
1) The wire that connects the speakers to each other. That's often fused into the back of the left speaker, and gets plugged into the right speaker (it's usually pretty well marked where to plug it in).
2) The wire that connects the right speaker to the computer. Usually it's pretty well marked where to plug this into the speaker. On the computer, that wire will fit into 2 ports. Usually those ports are marked with microphone and headphone icons. You want the headphone jack. If they aren't marked, try them both or check your manual.
3) The power cord. One end of that will plug into an electric outlet on the wall (or into an extension cord or power strip). The other end will plug into the right speaker; it should only fit into one hole (which will probably be marked with "12V" or "0.5A" or something like that).

It would help if you told us what kind of speakers you have, and what kind of wires you're seeing.

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Wiring For Volume and Power Switch

I ripped the cord off the external thing-a-ma-bob for the volume and power switch on the Maxell Flat Speakers with Subwoofer unit, but managed to figure out which color wires attach to each numbered contact on the small circuit board inside the unit. The board has labeled contacts from 1 through 9, and following is the map for each color wire:
1 = Black (large wire, ground)  2 = Red 3 = Brown 4 = Orange 5 = Yellow 6 = Green 7 = Blue 8 = White 9 = Black (small wire)
I resoldered each wire back to the little board and it works like new. Much better than throwing them out and getting new ones, because these speakers have a decent sound and take up very little room. 
I hope this helps anyone who runs into the same situation, because I was unable to find this information anywhere else and had to figure it out by trial and error.

on Sep 04, 2008 | Maxell Flat Speakers With Subwoofer and...

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I have actually lost my satellite speakers that came with the Logitech Z-2300. I am wondering what my best option is. I can't seem to find anyplace that sells these kind of speakers separately. I...


It would appear you need 2 x 1/4 inch (3.5mm) jack to RCA cables, one for each channel and each speaker, left and right, rather than just the 1 cable ("..and a mini to RCA cord...") you seem to have bought.

The Yellow and Black RCA ports appear to be the Left and Right speaker channels respectively.

The output cable with a green jack that connects to the green jack on the computer's sound card seems to be tied in with the wired Remote Control.

I would have recommended getting a pair of passive 40W RMS Logitech Stereo Speakers.

As long as the speakers you have match in terms of Wattage and Impedance, you should be okay.

I hope this helps.

Aug 26, 2011 | Logitech Z-2300 Computer Speakers

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Hi .. i have just bought a logitech x 530 speaker and only 2 of the speaker parts work .. can you please give me some solution advice?

Hi names Rui i like to help you by giving you step by step instruction in propely hocking up your logitech speakers:


1. Connect the black plug of the rear right speaker into the black plug on the subwoofer.

2. Connect the yellow plug on the rear left speaker into the yellow input on the subwoofer.

3. Connect the red plug of the front center speaker into the red input on the subwoofer.

4. Connect the white plug of the front left speaker into the white input on the subwoofer.

5. Connect the d-sub connector plug from the front right speaker into the d-plug connector on the subwoofer.

6. Connect the green, black and orange input to the matching plugs on your computer. If you have a four-channel sound card, connect the green plug from the input audio cable to the front plug of the card and the black plug to the rear plug. Do not connect the orange input. If you are using a two-channel sound card, connect the green plug from the input audio cable to the "Line Out" jack on the sound card. Do not connect the green and orange plug.

7. Plug the subwoofer power chord into the electrical power outlet.

8. Place your subwoofer on ground around your computer desk. Position the front center speaker on top of your computer monitor.

9. Place the left and right front speakers on the sides of the monitor. Position the left and right rear speakers behind you, making sure they are pointing toward the front left and right speakers.

10. needs to support 5.1 surround. Normally, more than three sockets for sound indicates that it does. Then you need to use the software that comes with the sound hardware to configure it for 5.1 - Default will be 2.1 or just 2.
Check the control panel out. This is a lot easier under Windows 7.- Here you can access what you need via the speaker icon on the system tray (right click)
There is NO problem with your OS or hardware, this is pretty standard...

hope this will help you solve your problem.

Jul 18, 2011 | Logitech X-530 Computer Speakers

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I don't know how to install my logictech Z523 speakers; they are hooked up but no sound and not installed; computer doesn't recognize them and my fiance threw out the instructions so I don't know how or...

Your "line in" from speakers should be plugged into the green (output) port on the back of your tower or the headphone jack on laptop. You will need to hook the 9 pin connector from the right speaker to the subwoofer. The yellow line from left speaker plugs into port labled "subwoofer" on subwoofer. Plug your power cord from speaker system into an outlet. Turn them on, adjust volume. There is no software for this product.

Mar 24, 2011 | Logitech Computer Speakers

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Sorry,there is no "orange,black and green cords" on Logitech x-530 computer Speakers. Every RCA has it`s own color (yellow,black,white,red).It shouldn`t be hard to plug them in.

Nov 02, 2010 | Logitech X-530 Computer Speakers

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Just got a new Dell computer. H/K subwoofer from old computer has a plug with three connections that would go in on the computer; green, black and yellow. New speakers plug directly into computer...

Could you please clarify me the subwoofer system from the old computer what brand / model is it?

Waiting clarification, don't hesitate to post.

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Sep 18, 2010 | Harman Kardon HK595 Computer Speakers

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Just want to use the subwoofer with my computer.

i have dont this, in order to do this you need a screwdriver and some wir cutters. fist unplug the subwoofer,the the right speaker with the knob has the controll unit inside of it so we need to open the right speaker, unplug the speaker fom the chip. (ONLY IF YOUR SURE YOU WANT THIS AS A STAND ALONE SUB) then you need to cut the solid black cord that lead to the other speaker. you can also cut the leads that went to the right speaker. undo the hot glue on the inside back of the speaker and gently pull out the funky master cord. you need to unplugh the chip that has the volume controll on it. once the cord is out you can reconnect teh chip to the master cord. i suggest mounting this chip to the top of your subwoofer. you can do this using a lot of hot glue or sticky tack. anthign that does not onduct electricty thats is tacky and wont daage that chipo you can use. and further question contact me at

Jul 13, 2009 | Dell HK395 Computer Speakers

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Strange problems with Z-2300's

I'm having this same problem and have sort of solved it with a really wierd technique I found at Logitech. Evidently this problem is related to the control pod rather then the RCA jack. Try this:

Unplug the control pod from the subwoofer Turn off the main switch Turn the volume knob one full turn, tap the knob Repeat again (2 times) Replug the control pod Turn on the main switch and the control pod See what happens

I found that this got the speaker working finicky after it was almost totally useless. It seems to be cutting out randomly, but fidgeting with the control pod or it's connector jack fixes it. No clue what the deal is here, but your problem is identical to mine so take some time to screw around with these components with music running so you can hear if it suddenly works.

Nov 12, 2008 | Logitech Z-2300 Computer Speakers

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I moved, and now my speakers won't work

check for the power button is on behind the woofer or speaker,if ur speakers does not have switch hten select the volume control optin and click the properties and check the sounds by clicking the speaker images in that window.if u have problem again,askme through fixya again.

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