Question about Harman Kardon SoundSticks II Computer Speakers

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Soundsticks I dead

I have a set of SoundSticks (the original, USB connection).
Recently, they suddenly stopped working for no apparent reason. I contacted Harman/Kardon and they were little help telling me there was nothing they could do because they don't support the USB style ones anymore.

The little blue LED in the iSub is still light, so it's not any form of power failure. And my computer still recognize the system, when I reconnect them.
Does anyone have any similar experiences? Can anyone think of any solutions/diagnostics.

Many thanks.

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  • Anonymous Sep 19, 2008

    Same thing here.  One day, they just stopped singing.  Power is still going to subwoofer, light is on, and systems is recognised in Sound ouput menu.  No sound though. 

  • anders204 Oct 05, 2008

    Me too. Light is on and they appear in my WIndows Control Panel under Sound.

  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    finally, I found people who are having same exact problems as me. I just love the sound that hard for me to just throw it away. I tried to throw it away many times, just couldn't.

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    Hi, I have the same issue with harmon/kardon speakers. They have worked for several years but for some reason recently the sound has quit working. The blue light is still on, I have checked all connections and restarted the computer. Still no sound....anyone have any advice? i also check the configuration and yet no sound at all anyone can give me a help?it happend after i moved my computer from overseas to other huse

  • peterdinsmor Feb 01, 2009

    I have The same problem with my speakers, have done the same trouble shooting, what  have noticed is that the black cord mounted to the main sub if you wiggle it it will start to produce the sound but that was last year. Now I notice the sound is minute to what used to pump out when I first bought them.



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My brother-in-law has the same problem, he found that there's a capacitor is broken (melted) inside the sub base, after replacing the capacitor it's working again, you might want to inspect the capacitors inside the sub

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

  • pnevard Nov 05, 2011

    Can you advise how you get into the base to change the capacitor please




Hi , i have the same problem with soundsticks II, they just won´t work anymore,,,,the light is still on in the sub but there is no sound coming out of the happend after i moved my computer from one room to another.....

Posted on Oct 15, 2008


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