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Altec Lansing ATP3 broken speaker wire ORANGE connector/jack.

I have an altec lansing atp3 Speaker and the right satellite subwoofer jack (orange connector) broke. What I did was strip the covers and tried connecting and fixing and soldering it back. The problem is, I am not familiar with the setup of the wires and screwed it up. HELP!

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    Rick Labrador Jun 12, 2012

    Wiring diagram for Altec Lansing tp3 for the right satellite (orange connector) jack to connect to the subwoofer.

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    Rick Labrador Jun 12, 2012

    I stripped everything on the yellow jack.. i took the rubber head coating and everything that covered the wires cause i found out the the ring inside the yellow jack was broken and i soldered it back.. the problem now is the wiring diagram and where do i connect the rest.. can we post pictures here??

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Altec Lansing ATP3 broken speaker wire ORANGE conn - 8_27_2012_11_20_47_am.jpg

Here you go

Posted on Aug 27, 2012

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    xenomorphy35 May 05, 2015

    there is no golden wire, must be bluegolden.

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SOURCE: need wiring and 9pin connector diagram

Dell (Altec Lansing) A425 Subwoofer Pinouts

This is a standard female DB-9 serial port.
Here are the pinouts.

Pin 1 = Left Speaker Out +

Pin 2 = Left Speaker Out - (Common Ground)

Pin 3 = Left Line In +

Pin 4 = Right Line In +

Pin 5 = Left/Right line In - (Common Ground)

Pin 6 = Right Speaker Out +

Pin 7 = Right Speaker Out - (Common Ground)

Pin 8 = Power A

Pin 9 = Power B

Jumper (short) Power A to B to turn on.
If you want a volume control you need to put one on the inputs. You will buy buy a stereo volume control or potentiometer.
Here is some info on how to do this.
http://g4tv.com/screensavers/features/43665/Pump-Up-The-Volume.html

Cheers!

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

Bruce Hathcock

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SOURCE: My altec lansing ATP3 right satellite speaker cannot operate...

Speaker is bad or the cable may have come loose. Has it been knocked around? If so it may have pulled the cable loose inside the speaker, try playing a song and wiggle the wire and push the wire in gently to see if it starts to play if it does you have found your problem. If not then the speaker is bad and I don't remember if you can pull it apart and buy a new speaker to install in it. Thanks for using Fix-ya and if this helps please rate this free question.
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SOURCE: sliced control cord

Not quite sure how many cores you sliced then soldered. Did you repair a figure-of-eight (two co-axial cables stuck together) or was it two inner wires with a braid over both (round)? Can you give more info or a picture? Just want to help. Regards

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Dell (Altec Lansing) A425 Subwoofer Pinouts

This is a standard female DB-9 serial port.
Here are the pinouts.

Pin 1 = Left Speaker Out +

Pin 2 = Left Speaker Out - (Common Ground)

Pin 3 = Left Line In +

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Pin 5 = Left/Right line In - (Common Ground)

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Here is some info on how to do this.
http://g4tv.com/screensavers/features/43665/Pump-Up-The-Volume.html

Cheers!

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