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Speakers for Altec Lansing 5100 system on and off

THe subwoofer and speakers of the 5100 connected to my Dell Desktop work on and off. I check ed all connections and cables and everything seems to be okay. Is the a fuse inside o something that can be caousing this interruption?
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This is due to small mismatch on ur dell desktop with speakers, so remove it and try again

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