No big incident. One moment I had sound on my computer and the next ... nothing.
These are Pro Media speakers with four satellites (one of which has the control unit attached, and sub which has the amplifiers. The power switch for this unit is on the control module attached to one of the satellites.
I don't see any place for a fuse. And there is the usual "no user serviceable parts" warning on the enclosure.
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Humm. Plug some earphones or another set of speakers into the computer and see if you get sound. That will at least point you in the right direction. And not to insult your intelligence but make sure the speakers are plugged into the green port.
I have promedia 2.1s and there is a fuse on the sub you can replace (I imagine the 4.1 sub is very similar). Do a search at the klipsch forums and you'll find loads of information:
I think if the fuse is blown, you should have no power indicator LED? Otherwise, you may have a different problem.
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The first thing to do is to see if the problem is the computer's output or inside the speaker / amplifier. This can be done easily by removing the speaker plug from the computer's audio output jack and plugging it into a stereo device with the same size jack (likely a stereo 3.5mm type).
You will probably find that many devices support this plug. Check your phone, MP3 player, iPad, iPod, etc. Turn the volume on the speaker (if equipped) DOWN to minimum and the volume of the source device to about 1/4 -to 1/3 of the way up. Choose a source (MP3, etc.) and PLAY. Slowly turn up the volume on the speaker until it can be heard comfortably. Compare the sound from one speaker to the other. If the sound level is equal, the problem lies with your computer. If the sound is louder on one than the other, the problem is with the speakers. Once you know which is the problem, you can see about repairing / replacing the damaged parts.
I believe your old sound card may be of higher quality than your new one, I had the same problem years ago what I did was this, I ran my speakers through an old dedicated dubbing cassette player out of an old kenwood stack stereo then into the computer, the cassette has a mild adjustable preamp when in record, you will have to put the deck on record the rest of the time with a blank tape- any old cassete deck will work.(thrift store) and your going to need a couple parts from radio shack. If you have the know how I suggest switching the audio cards out, drivers etc and / or seeing if you can have them both plugged in without an issue. If issue then try cassette then call and complain to the computer company for installing sub standard equipment.
computer audio output-> line in cassette->line out cassette-> line to speaker input
The EMachines T3638 comes with High Definition Audio support and you should be able to connect a 6 speaker system (1 subwoofer and 5 speakers).
I believe they are color coded as well. I believe the speaker set you are referring to is the Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 5.1. Is that correct?
Below is the a link to the connection instruction manual. It is a pdf document that you can print out. The instructions for installing the Speaker set is on pages 3 & 4 under Signal Connection and Speak Connection.
its all about impedance matching...did you check to see that the new yamahas would drive from the system, before installing them? sounds like you will need to possibly add a matching transformer or other device on this one.