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connecting 4.1 green/black to laptop and tv

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May 21, 2007 5:39:32 AM

Hi, i just bought a Creative Inspire M4500 which has 4.1 sound.

Anyway the system has 1 green and 1 black 3.5 plugs coming out of the subwoofer.

Back of 4.1 speakers


I have the following 2 problems:


1) connect to laptop.
My laptop has a regular sound card with an earphone connecton. If i connect the green wire from my speakers to this... then only 2 front speakers+woofer work while if i connect black cable then only rear speakers work.

I want to connect both green and black cables so i will get sound from all speakers (i don't care if it is 4.1 or just regular stereo as long as 4 speakers have sound) ?

2) connect to TV
My tv does not have an earphone area... only the regular RCA input
How can i also connect the 2 green black cables to RCA. Can i treat the green as "right" and black "left" and get some converter which will connect the 3.5 male green and black to RCA ?
If so, will this give me stereo sound from the 4 speakers ?

Sorry if my questions are very simple but i don't know much about this and i've been very confused with what i saw online.


Thanks in advance.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
November 9, 2008 6:46:35 PM

I only know answer to question number one it might help :) 

Look you need a converter it can be found very easily and is very cheap go to any hardware store and ask for a 4.1 to 2.1 converter. Hope i helped :D 
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