How To Fix Speaker
Learning how to fix a speaker yourself can save you a lot of money. It's frustrating when a speaker in your setup stops working. This can be due to an electrical problem, a damage to the speaker or a bad connection. Follow these steps to learn about how to fix a speaker.
What you will need:
- Speaker wire
- If you are using a surround sound system, check that the audio is supposed to be played from the speaker. Sometimes in surround sound, the audio will only be played from certain speakers. Plug in the speaker to one of the other audio outputs on the audio source to test it, too. It's best to make sure that the speaker is actually broken before attempting repairs.
- Look at the speaker wire connection to the audio source and to the speaker. Check the speaker wire for damage as well. This is the one of the easiest problems to fix.
- Inspect the speaker driver for damage. If there are rips on the speaker material, or it has separated around the outer edge, it will need to be repaired. You may need to disassemble a part of the speaker enclosure to access the speaker driver to check for this damage. Do this carefully with a screwdriver.
- For rips on the thin speaker material, use tape. For damage around the outer edge, use glue to reattach the edge of the speaker enclosure to the speaker. Both of these problems can cause the speaker to either not play sound or play distorted sounds.