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5.1 Surround system working inproperly

by jojo_player / June 16, 2008 4:34 AM PDT

I have a problem with my 5.1 PHILIPS surround system. All the speakers can?t be used at the same time. Sound only comes from one group(front+subwoofer,center,rear) at the time, depending on how I plug in the wires. For example: if I have the wire for the rear speakers plugged in to the computer and then plug in the wire for the front speakers, the rear ones stop working and sound comes only from the frontal ones. All the wires are plugged in correctly and the settings are correct.

Anyone who knows what the problem could be??

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Sounds like a jumper error. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 16, 2008 12:14 PM PDT

on the motherboard.

Since you told us nothing about the motherboard, audio hardware, and such. . .

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I?m not really...
by jojo_player / June 16, 2008 7:47 PM PDT

in to technical terms in english, but by motherboard, you mean the soundcard?

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Parts. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 16, 2008 10:07 PM PDT
In reply to: I?m not really...

The motherboard is the large circuit board everything plugs into. Some motherboards have sound built onto the board (on board). Other systems have a seperate sound card. There should be jumpers on the MB that control the output of the sound card or the on board sound. Do you have any documentation on the MB or sound card?

Make and model of each will be helpful. Without make and model, trouble shooting will be impossible.

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