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I normally figure out my computers problems..but this one has me stumped.. :censored:

About a week ago-they just stopped working on start up...

I bought new speakers (with a sub!) :thumbsup:- and hooked them up-nothing-

So I tested the old and new speakers on my walkman-they BOTH work.

I've gone though everything-Can't figure it out.

It might be something simple (or something get deleted)

Anybody have any ideas why they don't work at all?

Help!

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Details?

How would I know that?

As far as the sound card-if it cooked-is it easy to replace?

Umm... uh...

PC or Mac?

Assuming it's a PC, you could go to the control panel > sounds, speech, and audio devices > sounds and audio devices > hardware (tab), and see if things (speakers, sound card) are listed as installed.

You can also try going to the control panel > printers and other hardware > add hardware, go through the promts, and whatever isn't installed should have a question mark in front of it.

Hopefully somebody with more computer skills can help you out. The only reason I know this is because I had to reinstall everything (drivers, software etc.) after my hard drive failed.

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Oh yeah... I don't know how to check if a sound card has fried. And, depending on whether it is integrated (part of the motherboard) or stand-alone, it could be a pain-in-the-ass or piece-of-cake respectively.

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if you're in XP check the my computer>properties>device manager to see if it's a driver issue....

if you have a 2 sided 3.5mm jack, you could test it with a multimeter if anything is coming out of it, i'm going with a fried sound"device" ....is it "onboard audio" or an actual sound card? cheap replacements could cost as cheap as ~$20 or so, but if you want a good one for pretty cheap an audigy 2 value (someplaces ~$50) might be want you want.

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First, is your new sound system 6-speakers (including the subwoofer)?

Does your sound card/motherboard sound have these ports?

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The green output (which is standard on all PCs) is for the front left/right channels, the black output is for the rear left/right channels and teh orange output is for the center/subwoofer channels. If you don't have them but have teh cords for them than you need a better sound card.

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go to Microcenter they have a nice sound card for 9 dollars that supports surround sound. Theres one over by Oakland mall i think.

http://microcenter.com/byos/byos_single_pr...oduct_id=239854

http://microcenter.com/at_the_stores/madison_heights.html

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if you're in XP check the my computer>properties>device manager to see if it's a driver issue....

if you have a 2 sided 3.5mm jack, you could test it with a multimeter if anything is coming out of it, i'm going with a fried sound"device" ....is it "onboard audio" or an actual sound card? cheap replacements could cost as cheap as ~$20 or so, but if you want a good one for pretty cheap an audigy 2 value (someplaces ~$50) might be want you want.

I tried the XP My computer one-I don't see it listed anywhere....

Maybe it can't find it?

I can hear the speakers turn on-but no sound comes out-they are on-just not doing anything...

as far as which one it is-

My computer is a year old emachine with XP media ed.

I'm hoping it's not fried, this computer already had a modem issue that had to be replaced....

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First, is your new sound system 6-speakers (including the subwoofer)?

Does your sound card/motherboard sound have these ports?

Posted Image

The green output (which is standard on all PCs) is for the front left/right channels, the black output is for the rear left/right channels and teh orange output is for the center/subwoofer channels. If you don't have them but have teh cords for them than you need a better sound card.

Nope, only two speakers with a sub...

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I tried the XP My computer one-I don't see it listed anywhere....

Maybe it can't find it?

I can hear the speakers turn on-but no sound comes out-they are on-just not doing anything...

as far as which one it is-

My computer is a year old emachine with XP media ed.

I'm hoping it's not fried, this computer already had a modem issue that had to be replaced....

in the device manager, there should be an "sound, etc devices" catagory,my on board sound is a soundmax chip that is listed under this catagory.... it also has "audio codecs" and such under it as well....i'd have no idea what driver yours would use.
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