Are you having problems with your home theatre subwoofer? Don’t despair. In the world of electronics, even the best equipment will sometimes stop working or fail to impress. If your home theatre subwoofer, or sound system, is problematic or stops working, there are things you can do to check it out. Make sure that you have your manufacturer’s user manual with you. These troubleshooting tips will help guide you through the process.
Before You Begin Troubleshooting
Because a subwoofer is part of an electrical mechanism it is important that you verify that your system is unplugged from the electrical outlet before you begin any disassembly of your subwoofer. You could damage your equipment if you are tinkering inside it while it is still plugged into the socket, not to mention the bigger problem of electrocuting yourself. Safety should always be your top priority.
Troubleshooting Manual and Quick Fixes
Locate and review the troubleshooting guide that can be found in the user’s manual that came with your home theatre system. This is a good place to start when you wish to know how to check the parts of your home theatre system. Verify that the subwoofer is still plugged in securely to the right components and that none of the wires has pulled loose. Check your cables and make sure they have not been crimped or pinched. This could cause the wires inside to break and not send the signal to the output. If you do find a cable to be pinched, try replacing it and then plug your sound system in and check the subwoofer.
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