A while ago I picked up a pair of Logitech X-140 speakers, mainly to be used a background noise when working in the garage or the shop. Well, today they decided to stop working. So, I took them apart to see if I can figure out the cause of the failure.
Logitech advertises these as “Two-Driver Speakers” to experience “deeper bass”.
So imagine my surprise when I opened them up. So much for two drivers. The other “speaker” is just a passive diaphragm. There is only one “driver” per speaker. Talk about being cheated. Though, I can’t really expect much from $30 worth of computer speakers.
Anyways, it turned out to be a power wire that got loose due to shoddy soldering. A quick soldering job and the speakers were as good as new (i.e. not that good).
Were having the same speakers and the same problem; lose power wire. Just wondering, how did you remove the front? I don’t manage to do it delicately.
LOL. Very carefully. Had to manually bend the grille back into shape and pop it back in using a rubber mallet.
I used a rounded bottle opener in my pocket knife, however you can use a flathead screwdriver wrapped in tape for protection, and twist to lever the grill away from the plastic, starting at the sides near the bottom of the speaker. When the grill detaches from the bottom, you have to use your hands to try and lever the top out from one of the sides. You can warm up the grills using a heater to try and soften the glue 🙂 I’ve made a posting here: http://rennieash.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/whats-inside-the-logitech-x-140-speakers/
I also added a link to this page in case any other people ever try to DIY fix their X-140’s 🙂
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Hello I have the same speakers; i can hear background music but i can not hear the voices. I opened up both speakers and all wires and capacitors seem to be in good shape. Do you know what this might be? and also a solution to fix them
Your computer is probably configured for 5.1 surround and you only have two speakers connected.
i plugged my iPod into the speakers; I’ll try that route though. Because the capacitors and everything else look healthy.