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Controller for Altec Lansing XA3051

I need to replace the wired controller to my son's 5:1 PC speaker system.
Without it the speakers are useless but even more so is the Company. They say they don't carry any more parts and have no more information about this Model. I bought it almost 2 years ago. If I had the plug ID # to the end I can repair it myself. But the Tech guy at Altec said they don't even know what part that is.


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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    the controller was short circuited. I need one . can you help?



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If you plug it in to your computer, a freeware program may still be able to recognize it and give you exact model numbers and IDs--worth a shot, and you'll love the program anyway--Belarc Advisor. It lists all hardware and software, model numbers, keys, etc. Hope it helps.

Posted on Apr 18, 2008

  • Richard Roberts Apr 18, 2008

    PS--the least hassle may be to buy used on EBay. One is for sale for buy-it-now for $45 with shipping as we speak.

  • Richard Roberts Apr 18, 2008

    I found the user's manual at
    It is fairly useless. The only troubleshooting tips for "Controller
    doesn’t work" are:

    "Verify that the grey-colored DIN connector is firmly inserted into the DIN connector jack on the subwoofer.
    Ensure the pins are aligned between the plug and jack.
    Remember, the arrow should be facing up."

    Perhaps your arrow is not facing up. Hmmm.



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