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I have just purchased a TEACH Home Theatre System PLD605. We have the rear speakers working but the Front Speakers, Centre Speaker and Sub Woofer are not working at all. We have checked the connections over and over again and have also tried the settings/setup but with little success. Can you please advise what we are doing wrong? Desperately seeking help Regards Cindy

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Hi,

How are you outputting your audio? How are the speakers being hooked up?

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HI,

Just click HERE and read the whole thing out carefully and your problem will be solved.

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