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Recently bought insignia speakers for my computer and I can't get any sound from them.

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  • dsibon Oct 12, 2010

    NS-PCS21 2.1 computer speaker pkg.



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A little more detail may be needed but first off I will provide you with some general information that may help

For laptops that provide more than one output for headphones and speakers make sure that they are plugged into the correct port. A quicj check can usually be done with MP3 player headphones to find the correct port

A rule of thumb is to plug them into the GREEN coloured port
Also ensure that the volume is turned up on the computer (assumes windows) by clicking on the speaker icon in the lower right toolbar.

For USB speakers make sure ithat the latest software is installed as they will quite often fail to work without this. (model of your speakers would be useful here)

If they are a powered type speaker then either make sure batteries are in correctly or that the power supply is in and working (usually indicated with a light on the speakers)

Some speakers use a PUSH to turn on the power as part of the volume control so make sure that is IN.

If you want to let me know the model of both the speakers and computer / laptop and maybe operating system I will try to help you a little more


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    Project NOMAD Oct 12, 2010

    These are just the regualr 2.1 speakers so should be fine.

    To test the speakers themselves you can pluf them into an MP3 player and that would confirm the speakers themselves are working but again make sure they are powered up and plugged in correctly to the corresponding left speaker right speaker on the bass unit.

    Then plug the INPUT lead and NOT the headphone lead into your MP3 player and set it playing with the volume at about 1/2 way. If you dont get any sound then you may want to look at returning them, presuming you did switch them on.

    There is an AUX port on these speakers where you can plug in headphones that will cancel the output to the speakers themselves so make sure you have not accidently plugged into that.

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    Project NOMAD Oct 13, 2010

    how did you get on ?



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