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Logitech Z-5450 5.1 surround sound speakers - no sound from rear right only

I have recently moved house.  All the speakers used to work fine.  Now the rear right has a flashing red light and no sound.  The control unit has a flashing green light corresponding to the "link right".  I do have a wireless modem and landline phone but I have switched them off with no success.  I have also tried using a cocktail stick to reset the speaker and the control unit again with no luck.  I have tired powering down the control unit and the mac but again no good.  I tried plugging the rear right speaker in in  another room - again the flashing red light remains...any ideas?
Hope you can help, Paul

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  • bilybonds1 Aug 11, 2008

    my right rear wireless speaker is flashing red and my control center has a flashing green light corresponding to the right rear wireless speaker, I am aware this is a data loss but I do not know how I can re-establish my connection, I have tried searching from the control center and from the speaker via the pin holes but this has not worked. Could you please help, Thankyou.

  • rbarbero Aug 20, 2008

    Same problem, the solution on the manual does not work... any tips?

  • ttocco Sep 01, 2008

    Same problem here. I've disabled all wireless noise in my house and still a single rear wireless speaker refuses to connect. The one refusing to connect is also cooler to the touch. I don't know if this is because it's not connecting therefor not pulling juice or if perhaps something inside has failed.

  • OiViO Oct 26, 2008

    Hello, I have the same problem :

    - Control center = Green Flashing

    - Rear Speakers = Red Flashing (for the 2 of them)

    Pressing Reset on first Control then Rear, .... nothing is changing



    Trying all this with the 2 speakers and in differents place, including 10 cm from the center.



    Logitech doen't said anything about this. I Stuck and this is very
    frustrating. Sending back all this stuff to have vendors fix it will be
    a really pain.



    I feel like it is the control center that does have a trouble.



    Any help on this will be very very welcome

  • osergi Oct 31, 2008

    i have the same problem my left speaker started flashing red and the green left light started flashing can anyone help me plz



  • maskop Feb 03, 2009

    I have the opposite problem, i can hear de rear speakers but the central, frontal and the subwoofer have no sound (he soun woofer some noise like clicking)


    Anyone has an idea to fix  this?

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    I have the same problem. My rear-left speak just stopped working and have a blinking red light. Very disappointing.

  • mvdslot Mar 13, 2009

    Same problem here, right rear. The only effect resyncing had is that the left rear now also looses connection, howvere this on shows a solid red led instead of a flashing one.

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I had a problem with flashing red on speaker. Yes, i repair it! it is very simple - you must only change 2 condensers 100uF 10v in speaker. It WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

  • H7102 Aug 29, 2010

    Thank you, it worked. i changed 2 small 100u -10v in power PCB

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@MaverikMS200 (Solution #8):
How to open the speakers:
-remove cover and all the rubber sleeves that are left behind
-unscrew all 4 screws
The next part is tricky and is where a lot of people get stuck, the case is next to screws being held together with hot glue. Try this:
-use a heatgun or furnice (in my case) to heat up the silver ring around the speaker. Use an ovenmitt to pull the silver ring away from the black casing. Repeat heating and pulling several times to avoid melting/burning the speaker. Don't pull/yank to hard if it doens't want to come loose. The wires to the actual speaker are very short and you will most likely break them screwing you over more with additional soldering work.

For repairing:
Identify the capacitors that are bad and replace them.

The small ones far left are most likely the problem. But be sure to check the larger ones close right, one was also bad in my case. Make sure you buy replacement capacitors from a good brand and don't worry if you can only get capacitors that are rated for higer voltage (lower is bad tho).

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  • ewij Dec 29, 2010

    The solution proposed by wackoj worked for me!!! I first replaced the big 100uF's, without result, but changing the small 100uF's (indeed the small ones far left) the speaker worked again! By the way, I put the speaker on my heating radiator to heat the glue. I don't know if this actually made a difference but after 5 minutes of heating I was able to pull the silver ring (speaker front) away. Wackoj, thanks!!!

  • Cdn Beaver Aug 14, 2012

    I have the speaker open, and I am trying to learn. What do the capacitors look like and how do you get them off of the soldered board?

  • Cdn Beaver Aug 14, 2012

    What do those capacitors look like?

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One of my speakers had the flashing red light, the other would connect for a few minutes and disconnect. I opened up the speaker with the flashing light and replaced the two 100uf 10v capacitors on the power supply board and they both now work perfectly and stay connected.
Note that the 100uf 10v capacitors looked fine, they had no swelling or discoloration. I replaced them with 10uf 16v capacitors that were 10c each.

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  • Graeme Scott Mar 08, 2013

    One of the replacement capacitors has failed, the one nearest the center of the power supply board. It wasn't swelled and looked fine but sure enough after I replaced it the speaker worked again. This time I really used the boat out and replaced them both with 100uf 20v Tantalum capacitors at the heady price of $1 each.

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Ive also the same problem tried everything u posted above alrdy and was looking the internet for solutions but nothing...
Maybe we all should just boycot logitech in the future thats the best solution i think.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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I also have the same problem. It used to work fine and nothing has changed so there is no new interference. The reset for pairing in the manual does not work.
Sounds to me like this is defect in this model. Likely why they don't seel wireless speakers anymore.

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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Check out the troubleshooting tips on the PDF file at  http://logitech-en-amr.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/logitech_en_amr.cfg/php/enduser/fattach_get.php?p_sid=t2HdY9Si&p_li=&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_file_id=44208&p_tbl=9&p_id=5190&p_created=1155250699&p_olh=0

(sorry for the long link). Flashing red indicates data loss.

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Thanks a lot, this solution works fine for my.

Posted on Jun 29, 2010

The only thing Logitech does now for it is offers you the z5500 for about 200 bucks. They give you a 50% discount on the z5500 for the z5450

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  • ewij Dec 29, 2010

    The solution proposed by wackoj worked for me!!! I first replaced the big 100uF's, without result, but changing the small 100uF's (indeed the small ones far left) the speaker worked again! By the way, I put the speaker on my heating radiator to heat the glue. I don't know if this actually made a difference but after 5 minutes of heating I was able to pull the silver ring (speaker front) away.
    Wackoj, thanks!!!

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I'm in the same bout - so frustrating!!

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@ Rudolfjan

How do you opened the boxes ? I screwed out all the 4 screws in the front but didn´t work

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To Rudolfjan - having opened it up, there are 2 circuit boards - no loose components at all - I can't see any 100uF 10v condensers (although there's several you can't see well enough to read what they are) but, even if you could, you'd need to be an expert at electronics to know which components had failed and then to replace them; which ones did you replace and how? MaveriKMS200 - I wouldn't bother if I was you! but, to get the front off, insert a flat-blade screwdriver in several places all the way round between silver collar and black plastic body and twist it gently, ease off a bit at a time - it's glued on with something like silicone sealant. Personally, I'd say best bet is throw it all away and buy new - I've had mine for about 5 years and it's never been as good as older hifi quality kit (but it is more compact and the wireless speakers are really useful - until they stop working!!). Best of luck!¬

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Hello, I have the same problem :
- Control center = Green Flashing
- Rear Speakers = Red Flashing (for the 2 of them)
Pressing Reset on first Control then Rear, .... nothing is changing

Trying all this with the 2 speakers and in differents place, including 10 cm from the center.

Logitech doen't said anything about this. I Stuck and this is very frustrating. Sending back all this stuff to have vendors fix it will be a really pain.

I feel like it is the control center that does have a trouble.

Any help on this will be very very welcome

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The link no longer works is there an alternative please.

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Unfortunately I have the same problem. As an electronic engineer I suspect that the power supply part of the unit is damaged. I opened up the module (don' t try it, its a little bit tricky since there is a type of glue around the silver bezel, after you remove the 4 screws from the front holes) and did some quick static measurements with a multimeter, so far no luck. Since I am still in warranty I will try to replace the item. Hint: protect your electronic equipment with ups or surge protection devices.

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