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A speaker stopped working


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#1 Koetsu

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 10:30 PM

Yeah so one of my desktop speakers stopped working. My audio was always crap anyways but now I can only hear sound from one speaker which is terrible on the ears. I've checked all the cables and nothing is wrong. Can I check for problems another way or am I forced to buy new ones?

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 10:34 AM

Plug headphones into the speaker jack...if you only hear one channel, it's your system sound.

If you hear both channels, you need new speakers.

Readily available at your nearby Walmart, etc. for inexpensive prices.

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#3 Koetsu

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 06:30 PM

Actually, whenever I plugged in headphones into the speakers, it was always one channel except if it's moved just right. But if I plug it into the computer directly, I can hear both. How do I fix the system sound then?

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 07:07 PM

Your system is fine (the headphones proved it) You need to buy new speakers and they are really quite inexpensive.
$11.50 with shipping http://www.buy.com/prod/cyber-acoustics-ca...1/10309824.html
$43 with shipping for some seriously nice speakers http://www.buy.com/prod/edifier-r1200-2-0-.../209762436.html
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#5 Koetsu

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 07:15 PM

Are you sure? I figured out that the "Wave" property was incorrect (maybe) and now both speakers work, but the sound quality is off. With headphones, I can barely hear the other speaker. Maybe it's the configuration.

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 07:31 PM

So your post "But if I plug it into the computer directly, I can hear both." was not what you meant?
The speakers will work on any MP3 player or IPod so you can test them that way, too.
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#7 Koetsu

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 07:56 PM

It's still a problem. The right channel isn't playing or if it is, it isn't playing very well.




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