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Connection my speakers

I have an old set of speakers that I want to connect. They have one jack with purple end to plug into the desktop. None of the ports on the back are purple, and I've tried plugging it into each one. No luck with any sound coming out of them. They worked fine with my old laptop and my son's former desktop (can't remember what make it was, it's now dead). Any suggestions?

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  • penka110 Feb 23, 2008

    i have connected the speakers that came along with the pc and they are not working. they do work when connected to other devises like my radio/dc player..but not this pc. the light is on so there is a connection but no sound

  • ltylock Oct 13, 2008

    my speaker wires got pull out not sure how to reconnect it back , It's a desktop acer with acer speakers I have one connected but the little wire not sure where it goes. Would really like your help thank you

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You should be able to plug them into the the green jack on the back of the computer. Next go to the volume control panel, usually under start, programs, accessories, entertainment, volume control. now make sure that the master volume is all of the way up, and that the Wave, SW Synth, and CD Player are not muted. THis should work, if your computer also has an output on the front, make sure to switch the output selection to the rear, by using the software, that should be preinstalled.

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