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November 12, 2010 12:58:49 PM

I've got a strange issue i'm hoping is a simple fix and not hardware malfunction. I've got a set of logitech z5300 5.1 speakers that used to work great. About a year ago I boxed them up and moved to a new house, where they have sat in storage until last night. I unboxed it all, got it all hooked up, hoping to finally have some nice 5.1 sound again (been using headphones), but no matter what I tried, i got nothing from them.

I'm hooking into a Creative Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS soundcard. I'm pretty sure the soundcard is fine, because i can plug my headphones and mic into it and i get sound just fine. The really strange part to me is the fact that i can plug my headphones into the z5300's volume controller and get sound and even adjust the volume with it. So to me that eliminates the wires connecting the z5300 and the soundcard as a possible issue.

I've tried changing speakers around, even setting the z5300 to 2.1 sound mode and trying all 5 speakers in the front speaker connection. No sound from any of them. I completely uninstalled the creative drivers, used driver cleaner for extra good measure, reinstalled the latest drivers. Same thing, no improvement.

I've doubled checked all the connections, even tried swapping plugs around just hoping maybe something was crisscrossed somewhere, still no dice.

Is something in the z5300 amp/receiver/sub box broken? Surely not all 5 speakers are broken. They've been sitting in a box at room temp for a year, with no possibility of being damaged. Same with the cables/wiring. I conducted a visual inspection of its internals, cracking it open and checked over the wiring. Nothing seemed damaged, loose, or disconnected. Most of the wires were secured with hot-glue. Fuse also seems to be ok, but i'm going to try replacing it tonight just in case.

Anyone have any ideas?
December 23, 2010 11:32:54 AM

Hi lespaul,

I have the exact same issue(comforting for me). My Z5300 was working fine till a month ago. Today i tried to plug it with my m/c and no audio watsoever. Again, i can hear audio if i use headphones from my m/c (so that port is fine) and the headphone port on volume controller. Checked the fuse and thats fine too. fudged around the wires, moved to 2.1 etc etc, no use.

I dont have an answer too but in just in case u bump into the solution, plz do mail me at mandeep.singh.pawar@gmail.com. Will update you just in case i chance upon a solution.
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August 19, 2012 1:24:49 PM

lespaul said:
I've got a strange issue i'm hoping is a simple fix and not hardware malfunction. I've got a set of logitech z5300 5.1 speakers that used to work great. About a year ago I boxed them up and moved to a new house, where they have sat in storage until last night. I unboxed it all, got it all hooked up, hoping to finally have some nice 5.1 sound again (been using headphones), but no matter what I tried, i got nothing from them.

I'm hooking into a Creative Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS soundcard. I'm pretty sure the soundcard is fine, because i can plug my headphones and mic into it and i get sound just fine. The really strange part to me is the fact that i can plug my headphones into the z5300's volume controller and get sound and even adjust the volume with it. So to me that eliminates the wires connecting the z5300 and the soundcard as a possible issue.

I've tried changing speakers around, even setting the z5300 to 2.1 sound mode and trying all 5 speakers in the front speaker connection. No sound from any of them. I completely uninstalled the creative drivers, used driver cleaner for extra good measure, reinstalled the latest drivers. Same thing, no improvement.

I've doubled checked all the connections, even tried swapping plugs around just hoping maybe something was crisscrossed somewhere, still no dice.

Is something in the z5300 amp/receiver/sub box broken? Surely not all 5 speakers are broken. They've been sitting in a box at room temp for a year, with no possibility of being damaged. Same with the cables/wiring. I conducted a visual inspection of its internals, cracking it open and checked over the wiring. Nothing seemed damaged, loose, or disconnected. Most of the wires were secured with hot-glue. Fuse also seems to be ok, but i'm going to try replacing it tonight just in case.

Anyone have any ideas?


Hello lespaul,

Did you ever solve this problem? I have the same issue.
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