Speakers with jack plug connector won't work

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I bought myself some speakers today that have a jack plug. For the life of me I cannot get them to work. The speakers work on my iPod okay. It is a fairly old PC that I reformatted fairly recently. I am assuming the audio jack plug is connected to a sound card? I'm just wondering whether I'd neglected to install the driver, any ideas?

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PAUL replied the topic: Re:Speakers with jack plug connector won't work

have you check the speaker icon in the PC. it might be set to mute.
it happen to once...my kid keep laughing at me :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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OFL replied the topic: Re:Speakers with jack plug connector won't work

No, that isn't the problem. All the settings are in the correct place. If I plug some speakers in that have a USB connection then they work, it is just the speakers with the audio jack that will not work

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PAUL replied the topic: Re:Speakers with jack plug connector won't work

okey then...perhaps the jack in the old PC doesn't match the new jack of the
speaker. old jack is normally has 2 connector while the new one has 3. check
the end of the new jack if it has 2 rubber rings in it...if it is, meaning 3
wires that will give two different contact point with the old jack.

just a thought
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OFL replied the topic: Re:Speakers with jack plug connector won't work

I will have a look Paul, thank you for the suggestion.

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marcus replied the topic: Re:Speakers with jack plug connector won't work

Is it a stereo jack? 1-2 or 3 black rings near the top?. TRRS plugs do not work properly with a TRS stereo jack if the ground contact in the jack connects to the microphone contact on the plug.

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Win replied the topic: Re:Speakers with jack plug connector won't work

lol you sure your plugged into the speaker port and not a mic or audio in port?
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marcus replied the topic: Re:Speakers with jack plug connector won't work

Win wrote:

lol you sure your plugged into the speaker port and not a mic or audio in port?


Thats another common one along with pauls mute on )))

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OFL replied the topic: Re:Speakers with jack plug connector won't work

I have got it working now. There was another green socket right at the bottom that was obviously the one I needed to plug into. Hooray, it was starting to annoy me, thanks for your advice guys

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Win replied the topic: Re:Speakers with jack plug connector won't work

WOOT I WIN!!!!!
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