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I have some basic speakers I got from Radio Shack and for whatever reason there is no longer sound coming from the computer to the speakers. What cords do I need to have in place to make sure I am getting sound? I have a black ethernet cord and I don't know where it is suppose to go, and ironically, I now no longer have sound coming from the speakers to play music cd's on my computer.

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Hello Dill38,
The ethernet cable fits into rj45 jack above usb ports The green line is suppose to go into the green plug in back of computer.

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Read more: How to Fix a No-Sound Problem From Computer Speakers ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2225072_no-sound-problem-computer-speakers.html#ixzz11nkQCSL4

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