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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

      Hello!

      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.
bollemanneke

In need of advice: My surround speakers are acting up and I have no idea where to search for the problem

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Hi everyone, I'd be interested in people's thoughts.

 

I own Logitech Z5500 surround sound speakers which are connected to a SoundBlaster surround sound card via USB to my computer. I bought this external sound card because my previous computer didn't have enough jacks to put all the wires in and my current computers certainly don't have them. Anyway, the center speaker is suddenly starting to switch on and off during playback.

 

So now I'm wondering, how on earth do I find out where the problem is? For all I know, it could be the wire going from speaker to sound card, the USB cable going from my soundcard to my computer, or the speaker itself. What should I do? Sending them to the factory for repair will probably cost me a lot (the free repair period is over) and I'm not asking someone to break this whole thing apart if I'm not absolutely sure the speakers are the problem.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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isn't there a way to plug in the speakers into another sound source to see if they play?

 

speakers themselves very rarely break, and if they do break they'll sound distorted, not go on and off...it's likely another problem.

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The line-in analog cable going from the speaker to the sound card is the one that breaks usually..they are not very solid. Happened to me a few times

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No, I can't plug the speakers into anything else. You need three jacks for center/subwoofer, rear channels and front channels, I don't have any device that other than my sound card that has so many of them. The only thing I can do is plug earphones into the control panel of my speakers, not sure whether that would help at all since I'd still end up with stereo sound.

 

EDIT: Just switched them on and gently touched/turned the cables ttat are plugged in the soundcard while playing a film. No reaction whatsoever, everything is fine for now...

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