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External Speakers Stopped Working


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#1 Dennis H

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:23 PM

Hello,

I was listening to the radio on the computer and then lost the sound.


I restarted the computer to see if that would help, but it did not.

I checked all the connections and everything seems fine.My off on dial is lit up so it seems to be getting power.

This stereo system is about ten years old. The bass went out last year but the speakers have been doing fine. Maybe it is just gotten to old to work anymore ???

Any ideas ?

Thanks for any help/advice you can give,


Dennis


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#2 Dennis H

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:25 PM

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:27 PM

I cannot get the edit to work, so I added this here.

I meant to type 'External'.



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Dennis, I changed the title spelling for You.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:18 PM

try another set of speakers would be my first line of troubleshooting

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 06:48 AM

Thanks for the reply.

I did some more detective work behind my desk and found a wire that was disconnected from my stereo system. Plugged it back in and as is well.

Again, thanks for your suggestion.

On the same subject, any idea why my woofer/base stopped working ?

It is the main box that the speakers plug into.


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Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:24 AM

This stereo system is about ten years old.


Most likely answer is age of the system. They don't last forever.

I had the same thing happen recently and had to buy new speakers.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:42 AM

Hi !


I am with you,my guess is age also. There are no knobs on it to fiddle with as far as volume control is concerned. As a last resort I gave it some rough treatment by slapping it around a little in hopes of waking it up but no dice.

It is time for me to go shopping I suppose.

Thanks for the reply Queen-Evie.


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:25 PM

Long as it's busted, anyway?????? No harm in un-plugging the sound system, getting out the screw driver and going hunting! I once fixed an old audio mixing console(4 of the 12 inputs working?), in about an hour, by opening the thing up, then looking around with a magnifying glass(No high-tech gear needed.) and finding and "touching-up"(Just "re-melting" the "bad/cracked" solder joint with a cheap little soldering iron. Didn't even have any solder with me.), about 20 cracked/broken connections, almost all right AT the plug connectors! I did it DURING a sound gig I was mixing(Don't tell anyone.)! Console owner thought I was a genius! Actually, a wise, old engineer told me he found LOTS more problems with his magnifying glass than any other way - I just learned from the master.




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