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Check that the speakers are powered on (assuming they need power) and that the volume control is set at a mid-level.Next check that you have the speaker 3.5mm jack plug inserted into the correct speaker socket on the audio card - there are normally three sockets, one each for a microphone, speaker or headphone output and for line output - these are often colour coded on newer systems and if so, match the colour of the speaker jack plug to the speaker socket.If the speakers are connected by USB instead of an audio jack plug, then check to see if the USB device has been recognised automatically - if not, then you may need to find any software that came with the speakers and install this before the system will recognise them.Finally, open the system audio controls and check what device is selected for audio output - ensure that this is the same as the speaker device you are wanting to use.One further test, if you have the speakers powered on and they have a standard audio jack, you should hear some feedback sound if you touch the contacts at the end of the jack plug with your fingers.
Make sure you can see the small LED light on the speakers. If I remember correctly, those speakers are USB powered, and need to be plugged into the USB port for power, and the green audio output port for sound signal. If they are plugged in, and you cannot turn them on, you have broken speakers. If you CAN turn them on, then ensure that the audio cable is plugged into the green audio output jack (sometimes it has a headphone icon by it) and make sure your computer has not muted the audio.
I think you were disconnected from our conversation. Anyway, the LaCie speaker is USB powered so you dont have to plug it into a power source because they will be powered by the USB port. You dont need to plug them into a speaker output on the computer as well. Just plug the USB cable of the speaker into your computer's usb port. As for the other speaker, there is a cord that used to connect the speakers together. Just plug it underneath the first speaker, that says "speaker" source. Then go to your Control panel >> Multimedia >> Audio and choose them as your Audio Output device.
The speaker you got is USB powered. Upon connecting it to your Mac, it should undergo the Auto Detection process. When you connected it, do you see any signs of power on the speaker? If yes, it is getting power. After connecting the USB cable, connect the headphone jack to the audio jack on your Mac.
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Try this, go to control panel and double click Sounds and Audio Devices. Then click advanced, under speaker settings and make sure your settings are desktop speakers. Also, in control panel, click Sound Effect Manager and do a speaker test. This should help.
yes.. in those types of speaker systems the usb is for just power.. and the "banana plug" is the audio jack.. there should be some kind of audio outpu on your computer .. it is usually located in the back near the middle or bottom.
You must to buy and use an active USB hub.It's like the ordinary USB,but have own power supply.I think your speaker haven't enough power,so try to use the active HUB!!It works. You can purchase it in any PC shop,or the Internet shop etc. Regards: Gabe
Based on your post/description, the Durabrand 2.0 CH USB Speaker System is a basic external speaker that plugs into your PC's speaker/headset output (green jack). It is supposed to get its power from the +5VDC supplied by the USB port. Some USB port have current limiting therefore it can be anywhere from 10 - 500 mA. The power requirement of your external Durabrand speaker maybe beyond what the PC's USB ports can supply. It does not need to be recognized by the OS since it only connects to the USB to get power but there is no data interaction.
Perhaps what you can do is get an external +5VDC power supply whose output is in USB type connector. The current rating would depend on the requirement of your speaker. Offhand, if the speakers are not that big, probably a 1 Amp would do.
This is of course assuming that the Durabrand speaker system is fully functional. If with an external power supply it is still a no go and you have verified that sound do come out of your green jack (with the use of an ordinary headset), then the Durabrand is defective.
Hope this be of help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information.
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