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One speaker no sound

Speaker with volume controls has very very faint sound.

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I just want to confirm that the solution on another page from francis 8 works perfectly ( http://www.fixya.com/support/t3709832-speakers_stopped_working_cannot ). We have two sets of Creatures in our offices, one had been shelved (by someone less persevering than me) due to this problem years ago and my set started this trouble a few days ago. Troubleshot everything, every cable, setting, combination, spare speakers etc - nothing worked. Opening the offending speaker and pulling back the metal weight behind the speaker cone was the solution for BOTH of our units.
Big smiles all around :-)
Note - When you've opened the plastic shell and loosened the speaker from its mounting, the the big round metal piece/magnet sits within the actual speaker 'cage', slightly behind the speaker cone. It's tight but movable and can be pulled all the way back as far as it can go inside it's housing, away from the speaker cone.
Not sure why it gets pulled forward, but it isn't fixed in position and so could clearly get bumped by dropping the speaker or a reasonable impact of some sort. Once bumped forward it would severely limit cone movement and therefore volume.

Posted on Jul 30, 2010

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  • donp74 Dec 31, 2010

    same thing happened to me. i followed your instructions and it worked! thanks a million!

  • chipchipchip Mar 22, 2011

    The francis8 solution worked for me, too!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks to you, I fixed a "broken" creature that I paid only $21 (because it was "broke"), and am listening to tunes on speakers with no price point peer.

    I don't know how the magnet moves forward, maybe it gets jarred if dropped. But that was the easiest fix ever.

  • Baabaabing Jun 02, 2012

    The glue that holds the magnet gets weak and as a result the magnet slides forward.
    fantastic solution and in my case the magnet was forward but even after sliding it back in place it still won't work, and yes the green lights on, so a solution found as to why but still no joy for me...****! what a shame as I am a fixer by heart and hate the thought of a.buying another and b.throwing them away ouch that hurt just to type the thought :)

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On your computer, double-click the "volume" icon, to open the "sound mixer" application.
Check that you have not "panned-100%-left" or "panned-100%-right" the sound-output.

On your speakers, "pan" the sound to 50%-left-50%-right.

Try the speakers on some other computer, e.g., a laptop, to see if they work at all.

Posted on May 07, 2010

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SOURCE: My speakers stopped working. Cannot increase the

I fixed a similar problem I was having. It requires a little work.

Take out the four screws from under the broken speaker. Carefully remove the cover, separating the speaker from the base. The two are wired together so don't pull them apart with force. Then remove the single screw, which is much larger the the previous four, and separate the speaker from the top cover.

If you chose you can remove the wires from the speaker, they just snap on, but its not required.

What I found is the speaker issue is not with the wire or the power, but the speaker it's self. On the back there is a big round metal piece. On my speaker that piece was pushed towards the front of the speaker. When I looked at the good speaker, that big piece was all the way back. So I simply pulled it back and presto, instant fix!

I hope this works for you.

Posted on Jan 06, 2010

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