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You should replace the large Electrolytic(s) in the power supply. You should replace any other Electrolytic capacitor that the top is bulging or looks like there is something coming out of it.
Personally I would not recommend replacing any polarised capacitors with none polarised, unless you have seen an instruction from the Maker of the unit, which tells you to do so.
I recommend taking a look at the Bad Caps Forum for more information about Electrolytic Capacitors.

http://www.badcaps.net/forum

Altec Lansing... | Answered on Jul 12, 2017


since u hav removed the mesh and the 4 screws that hold the case of the speaker .As you said that the speaker has no opening points , most companies manufacture the speaker by sandwiching two parts together. In order to open the case of the speaker , you will have to see for a joint line on the edges . it indicates the attachment between the two parts of the speaker . If you find an opening at the back of the speaker as you have mentioned , try to remove the two joints of the speaker by pulling gently at the opposite ends .

Altec Lansing... | Answered on Dec 21, 2016


Unfortunately it looks like Altec Lansing goofed up on this set and didn't provide a bass control knob. You will need to use some sort of software equalizer on your computer to turn the bass down.

Altec Lansing... | Answered on Mar 24, 2012


I assume that these speakers connect to the line out jack of a computer (same plug as headphones)? If so, can you plug them into a mp3 player or some other audio source you normally use to make sure the problem is not in the speakers.

Also, could you update your question with your audio card and drivers?

Thanks,
John Vickers

Altec Lansing... | Answered on Aug 12, 2011


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Altec Lansing... | Answered on Jul 02, 2011


if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to sound,video and game controllers you might see a yellow question mark? Right click to reinstall drivers or uninstall
click start control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers make sure you have selected the
(((appropriate speakers))) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the correct settings there
also
click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it
click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar
if his does not fix the problem

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
try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit dust causes static to build up in a computer
hope this helps

Altec Lansing... | Answered on Jun 26, 2011


You can adjust the bass (and treble) of all sounds coming from the program you are using. For example: WinAmp; Click View -> Equalizer and adjustments can be made from there. I believe the lower frequencies (your bass) starts on the left and continues to get more treble and less bass the higher the frequency gets (farther to the right).
But most programs should have some form of an equalizer. Which can be accessed slightly differently in all of them.
Without more specific knowledge on this one it is hard to give more detailed instructions on this. If need please let me know and I will follow up with a how-to for your operating system and/or specific program you are using.

Altec Lansing... | Answered on Jun 08, 2011

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