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Short in subwoofer wire - Altec Lansing computer speakers & sub

\015 0\015\012 0\015\012 0\015\012 \015\012 \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012I have a set of Altec Lansing computer speakers and\015\012sub. The cable going from the\015\012speakers to the sub has a short in it. Depending on how I move the woofer cable, the sound\015\012fades out dramatically and the woofer stops working. Sometimes it only cuts out a certain range of frequencies\015\012depending on how the wire it bent.\015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012The solution is to jiggle the wire right where it feeds into\015\012the woofer and it works again,... until you bump the woofer slightly,\015\012then its time to jiggle the wire again until it works. \015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012How hard would it be to cut open the molded plug, remove the\015\0123 inch section of wire with the short, and reconnect the cut wire into the\015\012molded plug that fits into the woofer? \015\012Am I crazy thinking its worth doing? I really don't want to spend any money on new\015\012speakers, and I feel like with a few hours, I could fix it. \015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012Would\015\012I need to solder the wires back to the molded plug? What kind of solder? \015\012I have a soldering iron that I just got for Christmas but have never\015\012used yet.\015

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Yes, you can splice the cables and put on a new connector, goto radio shack with the old connector and im sure they will have one you can splice right onto it. ive done this many times with varios equipment "headphones speakers etc" it may take a couple of tries to get the wiring right but if its just one speaker there will most likely be just 2 wires, if you wire it up and it doesnt quite sound right, wire it the other way. speakers will work wired backwards but wont sound quit right so if it doesnt, rewire it and it should. good luck and i hope this helps!
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