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I just opened a computer speaker system that was bought

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I just opened a computer speaker system that was bought years ago. Cant find a driver...Yamaha yst ms50. Can get the speakers to work but the subwoofer is not firing...Thanks for your help!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi there

The speakers themselves do not need a specific driver.

Are there any audio drivers installed at all?

Can you hear any audio through headphones or through other speakers?

Also, can you test the Yamaha speaker system on a different computer?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the computer pulled a default driver "Realtek HD audio default device". Music is playing through the two speakers and headphones, but nothing from the subwoofer. Haven't tried another computer, but was assuming the driver being used did not work for the subwoofer. You are wondering if the subwoofer is bad? Is there a way to change the driver that powers a subwoofer, or to get the actual original driver?
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Yes, if the speaker system is receiving an audio signal ok then the subwoofer is likely bad.

Changing the driver will not make any difference to the subwoofer.

Test the speaker system on another computer to confirm this.