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Computer Speakers Troubleshooting Tips

Saturday Mar 14, 2009
audio jack connection

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There are various reasons why computer speakers do not work properly. If you are having issues with your speakers, you might want to try these practical and helpful tips to troubleshoot the problem yourself.

Before you rip off the wires and disassemble your speakers, check your computer first to see if all the things required by your speakers to produce sound are present. Also, take a closer look at your speakers and listen to the sound they produce. If you find the speakers running but in an unusual way, the speaker hardware itself is the problem.

If you find nothing physically wrong with the speakers, then check the connection to the computer. You can do this by increasing the speaker volume. If you can’t hear any sound, check if your mute control is turned on.

Also, check your sound card and your speakers’ plug. Your sound card may be having problems, or your speakers may have been accidentally unplugged. If all these are working fine, it’s time for you to move on to the next step.

Make sure that your preferred speaker settings and configuration are correct. One of the most common causes of speaker problems is that the sound settings were accidentally messed up.

Look at your computer speakers and write down all the necessary information, such as its developer, model, and serial number. Look for its manufacturer website. Many companies, like Sony, include all the detailed instruction manuals in the troubleshooting section of their website. Most manufacturers also have a Technical Support line as well.

If the going gets tough and you have to solve the problem immediately, go to the store where you bought your speakers. Tell the attending technician your concern and ask for their help. They are likely to help you get out of the problem easily.