You can plug computer speakers into a Dell by inserting the speaker plugs into the ports on the sound card. Though Dell laptops come with built-in speakers, you need external speakers to hear sound from a Dell desktop unless it comes with a built-in monitor speaker.
Look at the back of your Dell desktop tower. Depending on the model, the sound card may rest at the top or the bottom of the tower. Check to see whether the sound card has a green port or several multicolored ports. Sound cards vary, so check with your desktop manual if you have trouble identifying the ports.
If the speaker system has a green plug with a male end, insert it into the green port on the sound card. To install a surround sound system with a sub-woofer, the sound card must support that feature. Check for multicolored ports on the computer and matching colored plugs on the sound system. Insert each plug into its respective colored port.
Install any drivers or software that comes with the speakers. Next, set up the speakers around your computer. For the speaker marked with the letter "L," set it to the left side of your monitor. Continue setting up the speakers according to the appropriate position.
A blown speaker may be the result of a mechanical failure, such as when a woofer comes loose, or a thermal failure, due to overheating voice coils. Typically, speakers get blown when they are pushed to their limits in terms of volume.Full Answer >
Speaker wire polarity can be identified by connecting the wires from the speaker to a 9-volt battery and seeing what speaker goes out and in. The speaker that goes out first and then back in is the one that will have the proper polarity.Full Answer >
The size of a speaker can be expressed in different ways that depend on the purpose of the measurement. A single speaker can be one size for installation purposes, another size for the purchase of a repair kit, and yet another size for expressing potential power.Full Answer >
To repair a blown speaker by yourself, open the casing to inspect all parts that may be damaged. From wires to sockets, carefully examine every item. Find problems and look for replacements accordingly.Full Answer >