I, too, am running WinXP home and am trying to figure out how to hook up to my computer. I've connected all the speaker wires and power wire. There was a 3 plug cord w/green, peach, and black on each plug. On the back of the sub woofer was a place for each to plug in...but where on the computer do they plug into? Do all three have a place to be plugged in? Just frustrated! Thank you in advance for anything you can do to help. Blessings, Shari
It is my hope that I can help. This applies to the type of sound card on your PC.
- If you have a 2-channel sound card: Select 2 on the source selector switch on the subwoofer. Connect the green plug from the audio input cable to tyhe front jack on your PC sound card. With this input setting, your speakers will upmix the 4-channel signal and create a center signal for your speakers.
- If you have a 4-channel sound card: Select '4' on the source selector switch on the subwoofer. Connect the colored jacks on the audio input cable to the jacks on your PC sound card, making sure to match the colors.
- If you have a '6'-channel sound card: Select '5-1' on the source selector switch on the subwoofer. Connect the colored jacks on the audio input cable to the jacks on your PC sound card, making sure to match the colors.
Your sound card is located on the back of your PC Tower.
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Are these powered speakers? If so you my have blown a fuse or amp inside speaker needs work, such as a blown capacitor. It coild be wire on plug, if you have a miltimeter you can use it to figure out if plug is at fault. Also just check for broken wires do the simple things first.
The shielded wires are for ground, so they get connected together. Plug the wire into the PC and run some music. Then touch each wire to the others. You only have a couple of combinations to try...red-to-green and white-to-yellow, or red-to-yellow and white-to-green, . You can do this while the PC is one and music playing until you get sound thru the speakers. There virtually no current running thru the wires and you can't hurt the PC by doing this. If the speakers use an external power supply, have it plugged in and working when trying these connection options.
This is the easiest way 2 explain it. Hook up on the home theater should be labeled in and out. same as on the tv. The TV might no have that feature as the DVD is built in. You might just have an option for sound from the TV/DVD to the home theater. Again OUT from TV IN to receiver. Same with any other device set up.
Hi. Did you plug in the subwoofer/control to the Green Slot on the back of your pc ? (should be green wire connected in the green slot) Then you connect the 2 speakers in the back of the woofer. you will see a little slot with the label Speakers next to it.
Hope this helps, if this is not what you have already tried.
You can certainly purchase a cable or an adaptor to connect the speakers to almost anything - this however is not the issue -
z5300 computer speakers have an impedance of 8 ohms, whereas most home theatre systems will be set up to use speakers with an impedance of 4 Ohms or 6 ohms or 8 ohms - using the wrong type in the wrong configuration is very likely to result in damage. Also the speakers contain their own amplifier, and are designed to accept an input that has not been amplified to speaker levels before - most tv/dvd audio output will be amplified, depending on the model, so will almost certainly destroy your speakers unless you have a low amplification output on your tv/dvd.
If you post back with the make and model of your tv and dvd player, hopefully i can find the necessary info to describe how you could make the connection if it is possible.
"Logitech speakers are powered speakers and are designed to be used with a home computer. However, it is still possible to connect your speakers to many other devices. You can connect any Logitech speaker to any device that has a pre-amp mini-headphone jack. Home amplifiers will normally contain a standard ¼" headphone jack. You'll need to purchase a ¼" to 1/8th" adapter to connect your Logitech speakers to a home amplifier.
Note: Under no circumstances should you connect your Logitech speaker system to an amplified output such as the rear outputs of a home amplifier. Doing so may cause damage to your Logitech speakers as well as your home amplifier."
Hope this helps - please post back with details :)