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I'm currently having problems with my power button working on my Creative GCS 300 speakers by Cambridge Soundworks. If I push the button the LED light will come on until I hear the click. If I push it again (to put it in the off/out position) it will light up momentarily and turn off again. Would like any advice on how to fix, or otherwise get around this. Thanks for any help in advance.

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  • Kandi Cook Nov 10, 2010

    Were they plugged in and working fine then all of the sudden displayed this problem? Or are they new and this is your first time trying to use them when you found this problem?

    I am asking because it sounds like a power problem that is created when someone tries to use the wrong size voltage (wrong cord for power even though it fits the connection) and its not strong enough to sustain them for usage. It could also be that the connector is stripped and not holding on snug enough.

    Please try pluggin in to a different power outlet to see if this corrects the problem and eliminate the possibility of a bad connection then answer my questions above and I will help you solve this problem.

  • teengel Nov 10, 2010

    I've had these speaker for almost 2 years. They were working fine up to a few weeks ago.. Started having problems when turning them on (pushing the power button). At first it would cut out off and on, and now I'm not able to get it to stay on without pushing the button very slowly in (on) until the LED comes on and holding it there.... Any farther in (like you would to make it click/lock in the on position) it turns off... If I go real slow to turn it off about the same spot it'll come on for a split second then off.... Perhaps, the spring is worn out?



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Without seeing them in person, I would say that the wire connection on the back of the switch is loose. When you hold it down, it makes a connection. When you let it go, it cannot hold the connection and the power turns off.

It should be an easy fix with a soldier gun, if you want to take the speakers apart and check the back of the switch?

The flip side is that speakers do not cost much now and it might not be worth the hassle to try and repair them when you could buy another for a few bucks.

Sorry I could not help more.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010


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