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    Question speaker, died?

    Well i have a 5.1 speaker setup(creative ones) which seem too have been bought on the 17/11/07 (feels longer then that xD), and are the sbs 560, worked fine till now where 1 of the speakers has failed(i think), its the rear right one i think, any1 know of a program to test it? ive tried in the control panel and only managed too get 4 of them too work. Scan have stopped selling them it seems but since they are only 5 months old then it would be under the agreement i was sold a faulty product at the start right? so i should contact scan first?

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    Re: speaker, died?

    Control panel test should be good enough. You could try swapping the duff speaker to another position to confirm it's the speaker, not your onboard sound, or setup, that's at fault.

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    Re: speaker, died?

    what sort of wire setup does it use?
    it could be degraded wire, but thats only common on standard speaker cable and im guessing that your not using that ur using solid nickel plated copper (i.e. non detachable)
    could be a dodgey connection inside the speaker try opening her up and seeing if the wires have come loose that is if you can't get a new speaker under warrenty of course.
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    Re: speaker, died?

    they are connected from the inside so cant sort that out from there. They are connected to my soundblaster 2 ZS(yes old and its a creative ) cant remember if my onboard has 5.1, will double check and will try it that way too see if there is a change.

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    Re: speaker, died?

    you could just shove it in a standard speak port in the back of your pc as it should just have a 3.5mm jack on it, it will run under normal speak conditions thats just not its intended function. afterall, it is just a speaker, so connection it to the speaker port it is just doing its job.

    i just contradicted myself i know
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    Re: speaker, died?

    just an update, works ok on my onboard sound.... VERY depressing as this board has ALOT of feedback from the port, i asked asus and did what they said, nothing happened and did a reply and im still waiting(been 3 days, ment too be done within 48hours) so may just email them AGAIN.

    also any recomendations on a cheap soundcard? (i mean like <&#163;20).

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    Re: speaker, died?

    what board is it??
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    Re: speaker, died?

    asus p5n-d, in my system bit.

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    Re: speaker, died?

    have you tried installing the latest drivers and BIOS?
    but a cheap SFX card would be: HERE or HERE or HERE or HERE i would tend to stick with creative for sound cards as they tend to be better overall than most others.
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    Re: speaker, died?

    yes ive tried latest drivers and bios, asus have told me 2 times too update the drivers which i have and they have no effect. I replied to their email and they are still yet too respond which is annoying. They wont tell me any other options and its annoying as hell, bare able for a bit with my headset but having my speakers on it, around 1/5 of the way up on volume i can hear the feedback(when nothings playing). Will be emailing them again shortly, if i dont get a response within their 48hours thing i will contact scan about it(even though they ignored it when i asked them last time >.<).

    Would those cards be on par with my old soundblaster 2 ZS? as that would really be the lowest quality id go(its good quality xD).

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    Re: speaker, died?

    is it feedback? because if it is thats easy to fix. or is it hum. not so easy to fix.

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    Re: speaker, died?

    how would i go about fixing it as i think its feedback but now you mention it is a constant tone, if that makes much sense.

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    Re: speaker, died?

    Onboard sound is generally pretty good these days. If it's hum I would say the board is faulty. If it's feedback you could try moving the speakers. Have you taken out the SB?

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    Re: speaker, died?

    thats a good idea, will try and see if it changes with the card out but still, i need it for my headset+mic as onboard is really quiet for speaking for some reason.

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    Re: speaker, died?

    You may have to play around with the sound controls. Mics usually need the gain turned on, if it's available. Shouldn't affect your headphones. Don't the speakers have headset jacks?

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    Re: speaker, died?

    with the mic every single option is maxed and its not the loudest . The speakers dont have a headphone slot and i dont think you can route it so i have teamspeak/vent goin in the headset and everything else in the speakers on 1 output.

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