June 25, 2009

Know a Real Electrician?

I like to experiment and tinker with things when they misbehave. But if fixing things were only easy, everything would be cool and collected at the end of the day.

Tonight, I'm listening to, and trying to enjoy music on built-in laptop speakers, instead of the ol' Klipsch, because a couple months ago, I thought I was an electrician...

Klipsch Promedia 2.1 computer speaker system.

The Klipsch Promedia 2.1 computer speaker system is not your mother's Altec Lansing setup that came with her new Dell. Oh no, it has more balls than that. This thing is a stallion. I miss you boo :(.

It so happens that the main cord, the one that connects the small speakers to the amp, was giving problems so I decided to fix it...and guess flipping what? It didn't turn out cool and collected like the directions on the label: "Apply pearl-sized amount. Lather up. Rinse. Repeat.". Hmm.

So now, I'm trying to do the right thing, but I get the feeling that it's ovary now for Mr. Klipsch. Unless that is, if you heard of a body known to have great electrical prowess, like that guy from India.

I'm willing to go cross-country, but not overseas to fix the thing. I saw a Radio Shack in Chetumal once (awesome), not sure if they carry these parts. Recommendations anyone?

The things we do for money.

Took these parts out a little exhibition jar I keep on my dresser.


Domanick Fabro said...

I can fix that... gained experience fixing laptop chargers for people too cheap to buy a new adapter. It will never look as pretty as it did before tho... but it'll work. Heat shrink tubes, soldering gun, and some solder.

If not I have a colleage from my
GS-COM days that is a DJ too and builds his own speakers and is a whiz at these things.

Leonardo Melendez said...

This is positive. Freeze says he can fix it too and knows some cripple bad bitch electrician guy. I'm going to order that connector and see what happens from there. One thing bothers me... I wonder if the problem was with the wire in the first place?!

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Domanick Fabro said...

mmm.... you didn't check with a multimeter to see if it was receiving power?... you could always get one and plug it and see if power runs all the way to the exposed ends. From what I can see you can put the positive probe on the green wire and the negative on the exposed ground (the thick silver one that looks like twine) to check. If it turns out it does work... it could be possible something inside the speaker side went wrong ... bad connector or maybe capacitor?

Helbaby said...

That is the funniest thing I ever saw. LOL Hats off to you for trying. But yeah...my dad fixed my lap top charger too with his soldering kit but we used black electrical tape instead of the shrink tubes... but those things are cool.