Question about Boston Acoustics (BA7800) Computer Speakers

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BA7800 hi Gurus! I am trying to make my Boston BA7800 speakers work with my computer... I connect the connector cable the way it says on this page, http://support.gateway.com/s/SOUND/speakers/7003229/700322934.shtml , but I can only get the subwoofer and 2 speakers to work at a time. If I switch the black and green connectors going into the sound card, then the OTHER two speakers work, but not all of them at the same time. What's up with that? laura

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  • 37thparallel Feb 17, 2008

    Thanks for the speedy reply...
    Don't know what kind of sound card is in there. The four speakers are connected to the subwoofer like this: http://support.gateway.com/s/SOUND/speak...

  • 37thparallel Feb 17, 2008

    so you think I need a Y-adapter?

  • 37thparallel Feb 17, 2008

    I tried quadrophonic, surround sound, 5.1 surround sound, etc. I doesn't help.

  • 37thparallel Feb 18, 2008

    ok it's downloaded... it wants an access code.

  • 37thparallel Feb 18, 2008

    8292 8357 4047

  • 37thparallel Feb 18, 2008

    Ok so I did that.. I got the request box, clicked OK, but no pop-up blocker, just this box: "Failed to execute the command line: winvnc.exe"

  • 37thparallel Feb 18, 2008

    yes.

  • 37thparallel Feb 18, 2008

    I turned off Messenger...

  • 37thparallel Feb 18, 2008

    It still doesn't work... same message

  • 37thparallel Feb 18, 2008

    It timed out... trying again...

  • 37thparallel Feb 18, 2008

    I am on the phone line. I have Windows XP.
    Same error message. Maybe it's not meant to be?

  • 37thparallel Feb 18, 2008

    I have AOL & Messenger installed.

  • 37thparallel Feb 18, 2008

    Messenger wants me to add your email address, OR search for you by name (first & last)

  • 37thparallel Feb 18, 2008

    Maybe if you try to add my email address...

  • 37thparallel Feb 18, 2008

    THANKS FOR ALL YOUR GREAT HELP!!

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Hi,

Please check THIS link and let me know if this is helpful to you..

Goodluck..

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

  • Priya darshan Feb 17, 2008

    Yes. I don't know what you think about it.
    Anyways you can follow IB4G2008's advice if that doesn't solve your problem then i think you must go for the y-adapter..

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Hmmm...what kind of sound card you using, Laura?

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 17, 2008

    ok..so you have it set up with the correct connection, right? and you're probably using the sound card that came with the system, yes?

    ok..then you'll need to open the control panel, and go to sound settings, and in the master control, you'll see a variety of options for what kind of speakers you are using. Choose wisely..it's likely that the system is set for default stereo, hence your performance as indicated.

    got backup for your Gateway?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 17, 2008

    how do you have the other four speakers connected?

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 17, 2008
  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 17, 2008

    and finally.


    Windows XP


    Note: If using Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, the Windows 2000 instructions may need to be used instead.





    1. From the Start menu, click Control Panel.

    2. In Control Panel, click Sounds, Speech and Audio Devices, and then click Change the Speaker Settings.

    3. In the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties dialog box, in the Speaker Settings area, click Advanced.

    4. In the Advanced Audio Properties dialog box, on the Speaker tab, click Quadraphonic.

    5. Click OK.

    6. In the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties dialog box, click OK.

    7. In the Sounds, Speech and Audio Devices window, from the File menu, click Close.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 17, 2008

    got it..then it's most likely your sound control panel settings, especially if this is a new expansion of your sytem.


  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 17, 2008

    nope..if you are connected properly behind woofer and to sound card, then follow my instructions at bottom of my solution, changing sound settings to quadraphonic.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 17, 2008

    laura,

    if you are connected per the instructions, and your sound settings are on quad, you should be good to go, without the Y connector, which is used when you have two stereo systems, which is NOT the case here.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 17, 2008

    ok..if you want, I can trouble shoot this one with a shared screen session..

    go here first, and get this application, then send me a note through that screen, if you wish to have this solved quickly.


  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 18, 2008

    ok..paste or type this in exactly with space..DO NOT hit connect. I'll need the same code from your Share panel, to connect the machines.

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  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 18, 2008

    ok..hit connect, and then you'll see a request to allow Inbusiness4good to look at your machine..accept that request..you may get a pop up blocker..allow it..

    go now..

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 18, 2008

    it's not allowing me to see your computer..did you accept this and allow me to share your screen?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 18, 2008

    ok..that's really weird..do you use Yahoo IM or Windows messenger?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 18, 2008

    will you attempt the crossloop connection once again, please?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 18, 2008

    ok..is it ok to phone you?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 18, 2008

    you on xp or vista, by the way?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 18, 2008

    ok..well..you are doing everything correct, per the instructions..two speakers work fine..do you use Yahoo Instant messenger? We could solve it that way.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 18, 2008

    ok..my Messenger id is InBusiness4Good add me, and lets solve this thang

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 18, 2008

    bookspeak4him@hotmail.com

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 18, 2008

    you are welcome..remember to close this one out with a vote for who you believe helped the most.

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