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Speakers Popping loudly occasionally. Died for several days. Now working again but still making sounds.

Ive had my Creative Inspire 6600 speaker system for several years and its always worked "fine". However in the last couple months the speakers started making popping noises until it finally died. One night I had no problems what so ever and after turning my computer, the next day the sound system simply didnt work. The sound card was fine, as I could plug head phones into the computer itself to listen to things.

A friend and I took it apart and found no obvious visual problems. (Shorts, burns, blown fuses etc). It still did not work. After about 2 weeks, I was able to get it to work again, but it is already starting to make that same popping noise again. My current temporary solution is to use it only for a few hours then unplug the system all together in hopes of prolonging its life.

Im hoping to get some sort of idea of replacing or any sort of fix to  this problem. I cannot afford to simply buy a new system, so Im hoping that I could get some help, please. If not I will be blamed for it breaking down.

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  • AKComputer May 13, 2008

    No Power after spotty performance - It seems mine had acted the same. I suspect the AC Adapter . I am trying to find a replacement.

  • Taiidan May 14, 2008

    I was thinking the same, thing is my friend said that he had never seen a 13.5 volt before, making him puzzled. I try to let it rest by unplugging it when not in use so I get some use out of it.

  • Taiidan Jun 02, 2008

    Finally died all together...

  • Taiidan Jun 06, 2008

    Mine will still work for... anywhere from 2 seconds to 10 minutes if I leave it unplugged for several days. It seems entirely random. Maybe mine is the 13.5 but somehow I doubt it. Thanks for trying.

  • Taiidan Jun 10, 2008

    I took the subwoofer apart too, however found nothing of the sort, however mine still works from time to time. It can just suddenly work, and I can use it, then a sudden "Pop!" and it all goes down again, for a few minutes or several days. This is so long as I keep it unplugged, Maybe ill check the sub woofer again.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    The speakers were working perfectly until one day there was no sound. I thought I unplugged from power accidentaly so I removed power and plug it in again.They worked.To day same thing happened.Suddently no sound.When i take power out and plug it for a second sound comes out perfectly. Also if I turn volume up to max sound comes out.What makes them work, even for a second, when I plug in and out the power?

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The problem is a burned transistor inside the subwoofer. It depends of country's transistor manufacturer. It is supposed to be of a low quality. It's not important for the scope. Mine is knocked down for a year. I saved the electronic schematic diagram and the transistor specs, but lost. I confirmed the cause opening the subwoofer and examine the board. The indicated transistor surrounded area is burned indeed. If anyone find the article in web, please, post here. 

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

Mine is dead, tried a 13.5 volt diff. amp adapter to no avail. The internal fuse was fine also. Couldn't find any support from mfr.

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Ok, I have the 5300 model, that I won years back on the Creative site, and has being doing this to me too!, does the power led on the volume control dim when it does this? on yalls?, on mine it dims, comes back on, and sounds ok, then speakers pop, and crackle and start sounding really bad!, someone please help!, by the way, lucco... are your talking about the voltage regulator? the transistor? If I replace it, will it work again??? please someone help!!!, I have no $$ to buy new speakers! (good ones with 5.1!)
I have tried resoldering all joints (almost) thinking it could be cold solder joints!... hate to use headphones!@#@$@#%$%

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