Question about Razer Mako 2.1 Speakers
Posted by Anonymous on
I guarantee it\'s a simple 99 cent capacitor. takes 5min to fix. It\'s labeled C125 on the circuit board.view this photo for reference....
it\'s a simple 25V 47uf 85C capacitor. you can pick one up at your local Fry\'s electronics, or get one on ebay for about one dollar. I know of 4 people now that have fixed their razer mako with this single capacitor being the only problem. TRUST ME, it\'s not the control pod, nothing to do with it, but the control pod does initiate the power start up, and this capacitor is faulty and works...sort of until complete failure. yet no visual sign of failure with oozing or leaking. it\'s just bad, along with ALL the capacitors on this board are from fujicon... absolute CRAPOLA! make it a project and replace all of them if you want these awesome speakers to last forever. I decided to upgrade it all and bought high end audio caps from ELNA, NICHICON, PANASONIC and FROYLT. Sourced ALL of them on ebay. I\'m not very tech savvy, it\'s NOT difficult to repair one cap on your own. A soldering iron (40watt min) some rosin core solder (thinnest guage is best), and solder wick is all you need. OH, and patience. check this link for more info. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cvlnyj5cmkdr8yl/7tNh8CsSAj#lh:null-Mako.jpg
I will plan on uploading info about my whole re-capping project, listing all my parts, prices and time involved. Also will post photos of before and after. :D DOOOOO NOT THROW YOUR SPEAKERS AWAY! 99cents is your fix! DON\'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON NEW SPEAKERS! Razer Mako\'s are amazing speakers, and with an upgrade of new caps, these bad boys are sure to be impressive!
Posted on Sep 27, 2013
I can tell you that the problem is not the fuse. I also randomly received the Razer Mako popping sound of death a couple weeks ago and replaced the fuse in the subwoofer. This did not resolve the popping noise. Essentially you need a new subwoofer from Razer. Unfortunately the product is discontinued and Razer's customer support is less than helpful. I would recommend saving up for some new speakers. Maybe you should get a pair of Audioengine A5s like I did. Anyway, my condolences for your loss.
Posted on Jul 09, 2011
I know it's quite the thread revival but decided to register to propose my fix to any of you lot who still have their clicky razer makos. I've found the touchpad on the controller to be the issue. For some reason the clicking only starts when the touchpad detects nothing is being pressed and dims its lights. Only way I've found to resolve this issue is to turn the speakers on with the touchpad attached, ramp it up to full volume and prise the touchpad off the controller before clicking ensues. Then control volume with any attached devices. I'm sure I'll find a more permanent fix along the way but it works for the moment! Might give you guys something to go on.
Posted on Apr 11, 2013
Ive opened up the control panel a couple of times and messed around making sure all the connections are there. that fixed it most of the time but anytime the power goes off unexpectedly, clicking comes back. good luck
Posted on Oct 25, 2012
Ditto to Pulp088 Jul 09, 2011. Exact same thing happened to me about 6 months ago. Razer's support was useless and I had to scrap the speakers, which were operational for only about 2 years and being used in an office setting, never saw hard use.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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click start control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select the appropriate speakers from the drop down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to expand,system speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable) also you might check
the speakers plug/outlet is usually at the back of the computer you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make sure the connection is good
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