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I think it goes here but sorry if it doesn't. I've been having problems with my speakers lately...I plug them into the back line in port in my computer, and only the right speaker works. When I plug them into the front port, both speakers work. Can someone tell my what I can do to make them both work when plugged into the back port, or what the problem could be? :confused:
 
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Coolwhip said:
I think it goes here but sorry if it doesn't. I've been having problems with my speakers lately...I plug them into the back line in port in my computer, and only the right speaker works. When I plug them into the front port, both speakers work. Can someone tell my what I can do to make them both work when plugged into the back port, or what the problem could be? :confused:
As the contact metal inside a jack point is relatively soft, it doesn't take that much to move or bend it out of place.
If you have continually removed and reinserted the plug, or, if you have accidentally bumped it, it can move enough to be out of postition.
As it works fine on the front plugs, you can obviously rule out the cable as a possibility.
 
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There are a couple of things you could do. You could try opening the case, finding the socket and plugging the jacl into it. This way should be able to see if the jack has made full contact. If not, you could try moving the connectors manually (I don't recommend this if you don't know what you are doing). As I mentioned earlier, you will be dealing with extremely soft metal - so be very careful not to move it too much as this could break it.
If you know how to fit components like these to your system, then you could look at buying a new one.
If you are unsure how to do any of the above, then I would suggest taking it to a specialist.
Please bear in mind, these are just 'best guesses'. I deal with audio equipment more than I do computers and find usually this is the case - but not always.
 
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I'm confuse, you plug youe speakers into the computer's line-in port? You should be plugging them into the usually green speaker port.
 
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ineedhelp890 said:
I'm confuse, you plug youe speakers into the computer's line-in port? You should be plugging them into the usually green speaker port.
My opinion is just theoritical. Given the information supplied, I assumed that he wasn't using 'line in' as that would not send a signal to the speakers at all. He would then be using 'line out' or, the speaker socket at the back of his tower.
As the was also using the same jack to go from front to back, it stood to reason that he therefore was plugging into the speaker out at the back (the little green socket) and the speaker out in the front.
He may prove me wrong...and you correct. Either way - at least then, he will know what he his doing wrong. ;)
 
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