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Rear Speakers do not sound, other 2 do, and boofer.

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  • topspeed89 Oct 04, 2008

    my rear and center speakers dont work, the rear and subwofer work ok.
    i have the on board audio with M2n4-sli, realtek with latest drivers and on windows vista 32 bit.
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There are several reasons why there is no sound coming from the rear speakers.

  • Improper connection of the signal cable is a possible reason why there is no sound coming from the rear speakers.

Rear Speakers do not sound, other 2 do, and boofer - 7949.jpgGreen connector is for the front left and right channel. Black connector is for the rear left and right channel. Orange connector is for the LFE (Low Frequency Effects) subwoofer and the center channel.

The connectors for the Logitech products are color coded as explained. The connectors on the sound card may not be color coded or a different color coding maybe used depending on the manufacturer of the sound card. Check the manual for the sound card to make sure the correct connector is connected from the Logitech speaker to the sound card.
  • After verifying that the connections are made correctly, the sound card needs to be checked to make sure it is setup correctly. There are many sound card manufacturers so we cannot possibly cover every make and model. We recommend contacting the manufacturer of the sound card to make sure the sound card is setup correctly for use with analog 5.1 speaker systems.
  • When a software DVD player is being used to watch a DVD, the audio output needs to be set to surround sound mode. Please refer to the user manual for the software DVD player to check the settings.
Many DVDs have more than 1 sound format available. Just as the sound card and the software DVD player, the DVD itself has to be set to the correct sound format.
  • Finally you can test to see if the speakers are working correctly by plugging the front channel cable coming from the sound card to the rear channel connector on the subwoofer. If sound comes out of the rear speakers, then there is no problem with the speakers. The problem could be with the software DVD player, or the audio setting on the DVD.
THIS article can be used to test if your speakers are indeed working.

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