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PC Speaker fix

by Smacks170 Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:04 pm

So I got some PC speakers to hook up to my SNES and sound only comes out of one speaker. I am using SCART cable with RCA breakout cables and an adapter that that connects the RCA and the speakers. Here's the adapter: http://www.ebay.com/itm/301716304741
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Re: PC Speaker fix

by Ziggy587 Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:11 pm

Switch the L and R cables around and see if the other speaker works (this will rule out the speaker itself as a problem). After that, I don't know what kind of PC speakers you have. Are the L and R speakers hardwired? If you can unplug them, switch them around too and see if anything changes. After that, you'll just have to test all of the cables for continuity to find the problem.
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Re: PC Speaker fix

by Smacks170 Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:34 am

I switched around the cables and the same speaker worked but not the other one.
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Re: PC Speaker fix

by Ziggy587 Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:54 pm

Can you provide a link or pic and description of the exact PC speakers you are using?
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Re: PC Speaker fix

by CRTGAMER Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:35 am

Ziggy587 wrote:Switch the L and R cables around and see if the other speaker works (this will rule out the speaker itself as a problem). After that, I don't know what kind of PC speakers you have. Are the L and R speakers hardwired? If you can unplug them, switch them around too and see if anything changes. After that, you'll just have to test all of the cables for continuity to find the problem.
Smacks170 wrote:I switched around the cables and the same speaker worked but not the other one.

At Ziggy's suggestion, your left right plug swap confirms it is not the console or adapter, but the connection between the two speakers. The pair of amplified speakers (they are powered speakers I hope) could have a break in the wire between them. My guess is the speaker with the built in amp (the RCA adapter connection) is working?
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Re: PC Speaker fix

by Smacks170 Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:38 pm

sorry I haven't been responding I was away, I'll post description and pictures of the speakers tomorrow.
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Re: PC Speaker fix

by Smacks170 Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:17 pm

Here are some various pictures:

http://imgur.com/a/2zdO4

The RCA cables breakout from SNES SCART cable and then plug in a adapter that connects the RCA signal and the speakers. One speaker has a cable coming from the back that plugs into an outlet and the same speaker also has detachable wire that goes into the back of the other speaker (the one that works). There is also a headphone jack on the first speaker and if I plug in headphones sound only come out of one of the ears.
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Re: PC Speaker fix

by samsonlonghair Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:02 am

Make sure all your trs plugs are stereo, not mono.
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Re: PC Speaker fix

by Smacks170 Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:58 pm

Checked all the TRS plugs and they were stereo.
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