The D-sub cable that plugs into the back of the subwoofer unit that connects the remote was unfortunately cut by my pesky younger brother and the actual plug was lost. Where can I obtain the wiring diagram so I can solder the wires directly into the unit from the remote?
This would be a great help, thanks.
I would advise against a direct solder inside the unit. I would go and purchase a replacement connector from a Radio Shack or other electronics parts store. Solder wires to this, then plug in, should fix problem.
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Unfortunately, Dell does not have any wiring diagrams for speakers or sub-woofers. They would replace them if they are broken and are under warranty.
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Pretty much the same happened to me. There are two wires coming from the wired remote control. One has a green plug which plugs into your sound system (computer sound) and the other connects to the Sub Woofer assembly. Feel this later cable for a harden section. It will probably be closer to the Subwoofer, but may be anywhere along it. This cable will have been cooked by overheating (Playing sound at full volume for over long periods of time.) . You will feel probably a 6" to1' section that is a tad stiffer and the plastic will crumble. You will need to cut a few inches into the normal cable and remove the bad section. Then strip and tin, the cables and connect them individually . Connect (tin, solder and seal them individually: ground to ground, white to white, red to red, blue to blue, green to green, purple to purple). Depending on the electrical tape you use- there will be a thick bulge in the cord, but it should work fine... or you can connect the severed cable to the original source to avoid the bulge ... but I did not want to shorten my remote any more than I had to.
It looks like you have posted this before. Unfortunately, I don't know what you have tried so I may be repeating some of your earlier troubleshooting.
The subwoofer needs its own power supply to function properly. if it isn't getting enough power, the sub will not work at all.
On the back of the unit, you should see a green LED when the power is turned on. Is this light on all of the time of does it fade / flicker? This would indicate the power supply is going bad and you need to replace it.
2 possibilities, either the connection coming out of the sub has gotten disconnected on the inside of sub or that channel is bad on your amplifier in the sub. The only way to know for sure is to open the sub up and ck.
The Boston Micromedia speaker set comes with two speakers (right and left),a subwoofer, and a complete set of cables to connect everything up.
1.) Position the speakers. The two small speakers typically are spaced equal distance apart on a desk/table top to the benefit of the listener. The sub-woofer typically rests under the surface, on the floor for example.
.) Connect the cable sets to the back of the two small speakers along with the speaker feet. Note: the small speaker with the volume control knob will have three cables coming from it. This will be the "right" speaker. The other speaker will have a single cable and will be the "left" speaker.
2.) The cable ends will be color coded to match the jackson the sub-woofer. Match up the color coded cables to the respective colors on the subwoofer as follows:
(a) White cable end (left speaker) to white jack on sub-woofer. (b) Red cable end (right speaker) to red jack (c) Purple cable end (input) to the purple jack (d) Green cable end (computer out) to the computer's microphone output jack.
Note: if any of the cables are too short to reach their jacks for whatever reason, an extender cable with a female and male end can be purchased relatively inexpensively to make up the difference in distance.
3.) Power up the system (plug in power cables to the sub-woofer and wall), play some music, and adjust the sub-woofer sound (control knob) to suit listening pleasure.
A nice little set of speakers, I had mine for some years now and continue to enjoy them. Good luck!
Other posters to this forum have said this connector is available at Radio Shack. If you can't find a connector here is a workaround that will do the job:
If there is a broken pin you can bypass it by cutting open the cable jacket and delicately soldering a 6 inch or so jumper onto the affected wire, and then solder a jumper to the appropriate point inside the subwoofer. Pass the subwoofer jumper out of the case (drill a small hole) and connect it to the jumper you added to the cable.
The stereo -jackbus is broken if your speakers won't work and your headphones are fine. The stereo jackplug holds a little switch at the back, which moves sideways if you connect headphones. Solution is very carefully opening back end of stereo connector bus and reassembling the switch
UNPLUG THE GREEN WIRE FROM THE COMPUTER AND PLUG IT INTO A CD PLAYER IF IT WORKS BETTER ON A CD PLAYER THAN THE COMPUTER IT SELF THERE MAYBE A PROBLEM WITH THE SOUND CARD AND ALSO TRY THESE STEPS I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU I AM SURE ONE OF THEM WILL WORK.
1. Please ensure that the all the connections between the satellite speakers and the subwoofer are firmly connected. 2. Next, please connect the green colored 3.5mm audio jack to another audio device such as an iPod or an MP3 player. 3. Ensure that the SoundTouch
remote control is firmly connected to the back of the subwoofer. 4.
Connect the power cord from the subwoofer and connect it to another
single power outlet in your house. If you have an automated voltage
regulator (AVR), please connect the power cord through the AVR instead
of connecting it directly to a power outlet in your house. 5. Power up the speaker system and check whether the power button on the SoundTouch remote control will light up. 6.
Turn on the Matrix Mode ON. This option is on the SoundTouch remote
control. This is to ensure all speakers from the speaker system will
produce audio that will be played from the audio device. 7. Play audio from the audio device. Check and see whether the all the speakers will produce audio being played from the audio