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Broken spring tabs

I have several broken spring tabs which the speaker cable should be inserted in the back of my reciever how can i obtain these as this must be a common problem, cheers.

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You could contact pioneer to get replascement parts for your model # at,,2076_138787615,00.html good luck

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My son was playing with the speaker cube and the push button, internal springs, and clips fell out. He tried to fix it himself and pushed the button back into position. I need to get the button out a

Have your son "play" with it again, or at least have him show you what he was doing when it "fell" out, he may have stumbled on the technique, but chances are a tab has broken off meaning it should be easier to remove now. Good Luck!

I want to add external speakers. How do I do it and what speakers do you reccomend

Hello jazzolino,

there any several ways you can go about this and they can range in quite bit in your budget. Anywhere from $60 to $5000 or more. The $60 one's im talking about are just small computer speakers that you could connect to your tv. Or a home theater in a box (HTIB's), or buying every speaker individually. The last choice is the best way to go but will be the highest budget.
First off figure out how many speakers you would like. You can go all the way up to a 7.2 channel. 7 means 7 speakers and 2 means 2 subwoofers. Some people dont like speakers everywhere and want very simple speakers. You can get a soundbar. Its one speaker that may or may not come with a subwoofer (usually wireless subwoofer) depending on your selection. They can have excellenet audio but it will not give you the full surround sound experience if that is what you are looking for. If you do want that, you can look for a 5.1, 7.1, or 7.2 surround sound. Some HTIB's can come with dvd player or a blu-ray player. They usually are lower cost in budget wise but I usually don't recommend this people just because if the dvd player goes wrong, you may lose everything. But again they can give you the surround sound experience and has excellent audio. The other one's do not have a dvd player but just a reciever. I recommended getting one with a reciever (onkyo is my favourite but a beast looking one for sure). Harmon/Kardons have excellent design on them and are just as great. Most of the speakers are use speaker wires and need to be powered by the reciever. There are speakers out there that are powered by the subwoofer. Generally these are 2.1. (If you want 2.1, I suggest the bose speakers GS series II or series II).

The other option is to get everything individually. If you do this keep in mind of the power that you are looking for. Some have 200 watts and some have 1000 watts. For example for a 5.1, if you get a reciever that powers 1000 watts and you get speakers that can only 50watts per channel (per speaker), the receiver can potentialy over power the speakers and lead to distored audio or speakers blown up. Since this speakers only need a total for 250 watts (50 watts x 5 speakers), you only need like a 300 to a 500 watts reciever. Keep in mind the subwoofer is powered by itself.

Once you get the sound system, I suggest you plug all your cables, like dvd player, satellite or cable, game systems all on to your reciever and then one cable to your tv. This is because tv's usually dont have enough inputs in the back and you could run out quick, that is one of the reasons why I recommended a reciever. Reciever's have lot of input on the back so most likely you will not run out. I suggest plugging in an HDMI cable from your reciever to your TV. HDMI will give you both audio and video from one cable. This way when you have your dvd player plugged into your reciever, you will get picture to the tv. There aren't many wireless home theater systems but there are wireless system to make the back two speakers wireless. Generally, having wires running along the length of your place seems to be the biggest inconvience. They can cost about $200.
Brand name speakers JBL, Harmon/Kardons, Onkyo, and Klipsch. Now other people will recommend something else, so look into it. See which is best suitable for you.

I know this is only a quick run down and I could keep going but it would be pages and you would lose interest. I hope this helps. Good luck.


How do I connect external speakers

    Connecting Full-Size Speakers
  1. Step 1 Insert the red and white plugs on a set of RCA audio cables into the right and left audio "OUT" jacks on the back of the TV.
  2. Step 2 Connect the other ends of the cables to a free pair of audio "IN" jacks on the amplifier.
  3. Step 3 Strip 1/2 inch of insulation from the speaker wires, and connect a pair of wires to the left and right terminals on the back of each speaker using the red wire for the right audio connection and the other wire for the left.
  4. Step 4 Connect the other ends of the speaker wires to a pair of stereo speaker terminals on the back of the amplifier. The wires attach by raising spring-loaded clips on the back of the amp to reveal a hole for inserting each wire.
  5. Step 5 Set the amplifier selector to the set of audio jacks connected to the TV to enjoy stereo sound from the television.
  6. Connecting Self-Powered Speakers
  7. Step 1 Insert the RCA plugs on the Y adapter into the TV's Audio "OUT" jacks.
  8. Step 2 Connect the mini-plug on the wire attached to the right-hand self-powered speaker to the mini-plug jack on the Y adapter.
  9. Step 3 Plug in the audio cable and mini-plug from the left-hand speaker into the Audio "OUT" jack on the back of the right-hand speaker.
  10. Step 4 Connect the AC adapter to the power jack on the back of the right-hand speaker, then plug the adapter into an electrical outlet.
  11. Step 5 Switch on the external speakers and adjust the volume.

Broken speaker connectors

Yes you can get relacements, you need to try Maplins or similar type of electronic store. You can also get connectors that will solder on the ends of the speaker wire and will push into the speaker connectors, the common name for these is Banana plugs, this may be a cheaper solution.
Nov 28, 2009 • Cell Phones

I have a 1985 Teddy Ruxpin, and I put the batteries in, inserted the tape cassette, turned the wheel ''on'' and I got static through the speakers tape is not moving. Have I missed a step or is this bear...

Dr Eeyore here from Dr Eeyores Hospital, Teddy Ruxpin repair and restoration - Several possibilities here...first check the tape and if possible if you have another, try that. Pull up on the battery springs to make sure all the batteries are the same level (If you have the 3rd gen bear with the hinged cover, this is very critical as the tabs cause the batteries to move out of alignment when you close the battery cover so you need to sit Teddy up enough for all the batteries to line up across the bottom, then close the cover. If this is a plastic player, the most likely cause is the spring broke off the tape player that engages the player when you close the door. My website does have detailed instructions and pictures but you can can take the back off Teddy by removing the 4 screws (2 in the battery box, 2 next to the on off cover) and pry off the back cover with a screwdriver-nothing to break here, it snaps off. If the spring is your problem, the broken spring will be stuck to the magnized speaker. This is a major fix involving completely removing the tape player from the housing - not impossible to do by yourself as there are a ton of pictures on the website to do it yourself or I restore them as well. good Luck and I hope this helps.
Susan (owner of Dr Eeyores Hospitial)
Oct 25, 2009 • Toys

The drive cable to my craftsman 6.75 rms lawn mower has come off

Get the right cable. Some Sears kits come with two cables. You may need one with the spring if you are wondering where to attach the cable and you do not see any hookups. At the end of the cable, there is retainer that goes in the metal non-moving belt-keeper. The rest of the cable and spring at the end goes under the 90 degrees straight down to the little tab on the leaver that is part of the transmission. Spring needs to be attached to that tab, You must clean the grass to be able to see it. It’s tiny whole and hard to see. When you pull the cable, you are just lifting the whole transmission up and increasing the tension on the V-belt. That’s how it works. The spring must go in that tab with no obstruction under the perfect angle. ( If it’s tipped to one side, just take spring out and put it back on another side of the leaver. On my model the right way is to insert the spring from inside out when you face the mower.). This may sound confusing, but it’s not that complicated when you see that little tab at the end. If your cable broke, it’s possible that you lost the spring and your cable ends where you see that retainer on the belt keeper. If that’s the case you just need cable with the spring and in my case that was part number 400292 (comes with two different cables and one has a spring on it).
I hope this helps. I could not find any instructions on this and part from Sears comes with no instruction. Warning: The drive cable is fragile and can break. Make sure you do not bend it!

Bottom won't come back out after pushing in for connection .

sometimes when you push the cable in i have seen folks get the cable into to far and then the conduit part is inside the connector also and the button will not come back down, make sure you only have the striped part inside the hole. if that does not work you might have to take a jewelers flat screwdriver and pry it down a little, either one should work. if not then either take speaker back to factory if under warranty or remove speaker and change the button. try the first one then the next one them the two common ones. good luck and let me know.

Speaker wire tabs for neg/pos connections in rear of speaker

The usual spring-loaded speaker terminals can be bought from constructor supply catalogues or salvaged from broken or obsolete equipment.

It should be possible for anyone with a moderate practical aptitude to replace the terminal if the original is beyond repair. It is a largely intuitive process.
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