Having problems with your Altec Lansing ADA 885 Computer Speakers ?

No sound Hello Fixya,I have altec lansing ADA 885 speakers that have stopped working. The display lights up on the control speaker but no 'prologic' or 'dolby' display etc. It is not a soundcard problem as i have attached other speakers and they work ok.Grateful for any help,thanks,John in Dublin ,Ireland.


Answers :

I FOUND THE SOLUTION (at least for the led text blinking in and out with no sound).

It's the Altec's Circuit board!!!. If you take it all apart (not too hard) and within the circuit board where you plug in all your connectors (i.e. speakers, computer jack, etc.) , take it all out. Once you open the casing, you will find a couple connectors with wires (yellow, blue, green) plugged onto the board. Unplug both connectors on the board. (Careful!, one of the connectors, smaller one, are glued onto the board, but what I did was cut it off using a blade (box cutter)). After you take it apart, there will be two pieces of circuit board facing each other, one top (small), one bottom (big) (where all your speakers plug in to). On the top board (smaller one) wipe up the "rust" looking stuff on the back of the PCB board with little damp cloth. After you get most of it off, it will work again.

(How you know if it's the top of bottom is how the capacitors are working.

WOO HOO!!! I love these speakers!!!

Also, if your bass is weak, I found on another forum that it's the capacitors. Get those replaced at a local electronic repair shop. Find them on Google maps.

Please let me know if this works for everyone. THANKS!
Guytocool: It worked. I already had it apart, thinking it had to be the connector. I'd replaced the cable, after it started shorting in and out before it died completely, with no help. But I read your post, cut that little bit of boxcutter plastic, wiped it all down with a cloth and VOILA! music. Now I get to reassemble it all...not too tough if the screws are still where they should be...
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