Learning how to fix a dead speaker is important to know in case this ever happens to you. If you play your music loudly, or have older speakers, the speakers can break. This is because of the vibrations on the speakers that occur when audio is played through them. Speakers are generally made from a thin paper material that is attached around the outside with a glue. Louder music can rip the speaker material or detach the glue, as well as extended use. Follow these steps to learn about how to fix a dead speaker.
To fix a dead speaker, you will need:
- Determine which speaker is dead, if it is used as part of a set. If music is not playing through the speaker, make sure that it is actually broken. Attach the speaker to the output of a speaker that was playing noise, or increase the volume to that speaker to test it.
- Carefully remove any faceplate on the speaker or case so you can examine the speaker inside. Look for tears or places where glue has come off around the edges.
- Use glue to fix the speaker if it has come apart, or tape if the speaker fabric has ripped. Work carefully to avoid further damage.
- Allow any glue to dry. Leave the faceplate off and test the speaker. If it still does not work, you will probably have to replace the speaker.
- If the dead speaker is one in a floor standing speaker, you can see if a dead speaker replacement is available so you don't have to replace the whole unit. You can also do this for speakers that are part of a set.