Problem connecting speakers

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  1. ohblu

    ohblu Registered Member

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    When I unplugged the speakers from my grandma's computer I was not able to see what jack they were plugged into. Now I have no idea which one they should be plugged into. There are six colors to choose from. The speakers are a 3 piece mini subwoofer which has two speakers. So there's only one plug that needs to be plugged in. Which jack/color does it plug into?
     
  2. innerpeace

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    Try the green one. If that doesn't work then you may be able to go into the Control Panel and see if there is a Realtek Manager. If so look in the I/O tab and it will be the one with the 2 speakers side by side without writing/labels on them. Mine is green in color. All this is assuming that you have Realtek hardware and software install. Realtek is very common.

    Edit: Not sure if you have a fancy sound card installed but if so it may be different.

    Edit 2: Usually the plugs are colored as mine is colored green which matches the input.
     
  3. ohblu

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    Thanks. I'll give that a try. If I plug it into the wrong jack, will that hurt anything?

    The plug on the subwoofer/speakers is black.
     
  4. bgoodman4

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    I doubt it,,,,,, just make sure the volume setting is not too high just in case,,,,,,you would not want to take a chance on blowing part of the speaker set, which is unlikely but better safe than sorry.
     
  5. innerpeace

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    4 of the jacks on mine are for speakers (front, surrounds, rear and center/sub) and the other two jacks are line in and mic. Like bgoodman4 said, I don't think it should hurt anything.

    You want the green for 2 channel output :thumb:.

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