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How to attach a jack to a small speaker pulled from a computer? Answered

Well, I have obtained a small speaker from a computer that I have scraped. It seems to only have a positive and negative wire, my only problem is, is that I do not know how to attach the jack to it (I'm very new to this). I've obtained some cord from an old pare of headphones witch also has a volume control wheel. The wires inside the cord are Copper, Green, and Red. Would very much appreciate the assistance.  

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thegeeke

Best Answer 7 years ago

Is this from a laptop or a desktop? Generally the speakers in a desktop are just BIOS speakers. (They just beep at you.) If you have a BIOS speaker, then you will not be able to do what you want because of the quality of the speaker. (It doesn't take much to go beep.) If you have speakers from a laptop, then mkhatree's link is a good guide. (Just make sure to melt the insulation off of the wire that came from the headphones.)

Good luck!

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Re-design

7 years ago

"Probably" the copper is common. Then the red and green are each a channel. use the common and green and see if you get sound.

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mkhatree

7 years ago

Assuming it's just one speaker you want to use, you could follow the first paragraph on this page: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_wire_a_speaker_volume_control

So you'll have to use trial and error to work out your "middle" wire.

If you do not need the volume control, you could cut the control out and just use the two remaining wires.