Having problems with your Altec Lansing VS2221 Computer Speakers ?

Static when I turn on speakers or adjust volume


Answers :

The problem is that the switch/volume control is dirty.
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Dismantling Altec Lansing VS 2221 speakers to clean the switch/volume control
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Tools: a medium Phillips screwdriver, a craft knife & a can of CO contact cleaner & extension.
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1. Remove switch/volume control knob by pulling it off
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2. Pull out the base for the stand if attached
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3. Unscrew the 2 screws beside the wires
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4. Remove the front gauze by prising it out from one of the bottom corners. Keep the gauze straight as it will need to be put back from the bottom to the top.
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5. Remove the 2 screws at the top and the 4 long screws holding the speaker. The back will come apart from the front and sides. If it has been glued then use the craft knife to carefully cut the back away from the sides and/or prise it away with a little pressure on the sides.
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6. Attach the extension to the can of contact cleaner.
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7. Lift the circuit board out and squirt only the switch/volume control. Ensure you squirt the shaft and the internal parts of the switch/volume control. Turn the shaft a few times.
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8. Allow the contact cleaner at least 1 hour to dry.
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9. Test the speakers. If the noise is still there then repeat steps 6-9.
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10. To assemble the speaker do the steps 1-5 in the opposite order.
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I hope this is helpful

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