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Lost Owners Manual - Can't get Audio Out Jacks to Work

I have a Zenith Z27H41D TV that I inherited from my father. It has right and left RCA type audio out jacks. However, I connected two bookshelf speakers to these jacks and there was no sound coming from the added speakers. I don't have an owners manual and would like to know why the speakers won't work.

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This tv does not have an amp to power those speaker. The audio jacks are to provide audio to a tuner and amp which then power separate speakers. The audio output jacks just cant power speakers on its own in this set. Hope this helps you.

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The manual is avild here

but look and see if there is a switch on the back of the tv that sayes external speakers, if so us that and you book self speaker will work, also check in the menu under audio for this same setting, if none of these are there look at the back again this might be a audio out jack that is made to go into a amplifier

hope this gets you on the right track

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