The right speaker intermittently stops working (with increasing frequency). Fiddling with the cable that connects to the left cable seems to fix it, but only temporarily. That leads me to believe there's a loose connection inside. The trouble is, I just fought with it for a half hour and couldn't open the case! Any suggestions on how to get these open without cracking it permanently? My speakers are the black ones that Dell shipped with black laptops (same shape as the white ones, but a different color plastic).
A couple of years later, but maybe this will be useful to someone: 1. Disconnect the cables (input, power, 2nd speaker). 2. Undo the two screws on the base of the casing. 3. The two knobs can be pulled off. Underneath there are two nuts that hold the spindles to the casing. Undo these. 4. The fabric cover is a push fit. Prise it off the front. If needed, use a (non-metal) tool that won't damage the plastic casing. 5. Under the cover, the two top holes contain screws - undo these. 6. Four screws hold the actual speaker to the casing. The two lower ones are slightly longer and also hold the casing together. Note this for reassembly. 7. You can now gently part the front and rear parts of the speaker housing. 8. To completely separate the parts, you need to disconnect the red and black wires that go the the speaker. The are push fit 'spade' type connectors - a tight fit, but removable.
My problem is similar - loss of left channel. I think the problem is in the headphone socket as wobbling it or inserting non-conducting objects can temporarily restore the channel. These sockets switch off the speaker when you plug in the jack, so I think the switch is faulty. I plan to desolder this part to inspect, repair, replace or bridge the connection and do without the socket.
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They say that the best experience is learning from a bad one an it is true. When you connect speakers to your amps, car, or any other audio device you need to keep track of a few basic procedure. (1) make sure that cables to be use are the right gage for the audio to go thru without losing frequency. (2) make sure that when you connect the speakers to the amp or unit to be use, to keep in mind the polarization of each cable to be connected, example; usually in the area to be connectec there is a red & black connectors. red (+) positive Black (-) negative. Fallow the same in each cable by noticing the cable itsefl to make sure everybody is plug in the right way..
Remember " positive with positive / negative with negative"
I would suspect that the unit is picking up ignition sparks possible from a lead flashing over. The voltage variations will be picked up by the antenna and comes through as a stop sound. Have it checked out at a radio shop
Have you connected the Left speaker to the right speaker using the supplied cable? If not, connect the cable to the socket on the back of the right speaker labelled "to left speaker" and on the left speaker, to the socket labelled "from right speaker" If this still doesn't solve the problem, try swapping the input cables (put the white plug in the red socket and vice versa) to see if this makes the left speaker produce sound, if it does, check the connection at the source to check the plug(s) are in all the way. If there is still no sound in the left speaker, unplug everything and do the following: connect the left and right speakers with the supplied phono lead (Probably black) between sockets labelled "to left speaker" and "from right speaker" then connect the source to any of the inputs on the back of the right speaker (ensure if using the red and white phono inputs that both are connected) finally plug in power source. Hope this helps
Hello. This is a very frequent case and it is not rare. These speakers usually are not that much of a high quality, so the chances that these speakers (or one of them) will stop working is very high. First of all, to check that hte speaker isn't corrupted, try making sure that all the necessary cables are properly put in their places: Check that the two speakers are connected to each other (usually a cable coming out of the back of the speakers).
Secondly, check that your computer has not muted the right speaker: Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Sound and Audio Devices -> Click "Speaker Volume..." button under the Speaker Settings frame -> Set all volumes to the max (Drag the slider with the mouse to the high right)
If none of the solutions worked, then there's a 99% chance that the right speaker has been corrupted or is malfunctioned. If so, I recommend buying a higher quality set of speakers.
I think I had a similar problem. My speakers were brand new and after a while I lost my front left and rear left speaker. I'm not sure about you guys but after fiddling around with the settings it worked after I changed the "S/PDIFoutput sample rate" from 48 to 96 khz. I have no clue what I did, but it worked for me. I am running logitech something or rather speakers with VIA HD audio deck drivers
It could be the cable connecting to the speaker, or the speaker itself. Try taking the cable that's connected to the left speaker and connecting it to the right speaker. If it works, the cable connected to your right speaker is defective, if it doesn't work - your speaker is.
take amp to a workbench, have a test speaker in hand, touch the speaker wires to each channel to see if all channels work. take each speaker to the amp and temporarily hook one at a time to see if any speaker is bad. if you eliminate the hardware, you know it's the wires in between.