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Turn laptop speakers into aux speakers Answered

My laptop just died and I took it apart. The speakers have a 4-pin connector, which I would like to splice into aux and power to make an aux enabled speaker I can use. How do I do this?

Pics: https://goo.gl/photos/PdyBhVxXLBfJfL3Z8

Thanks and RIP laptop. A little eulogy, because why not:

Dear laptop, you will be missed. I had you for 5 years and you were a great machine. I took you apart and put you back together. We had a great time together and you lived a long life. I hope you have a great afterlife as a set of speakers, external monitor, hand warmer, and many more projects. You will be missed.

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bharat7777777
bharat7777777

3 months ago

I have the same question as below.
What wires do I solder to the R, L, and G pins of the headphone jack?

Thanks

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

3 years ago

Power?
Two speakers with all up 4 wires means 2 wires per speaker.
If power then for what exact purpose do you need it?

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

Reply 3 years ago

I only see two wires for the speaker and two wires for the Webcam...

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Nmoleo­
Nmoleo­

Reply 3 years ago

The speakers actually look deceptively like webcams, but they appear to be speakers. The webcam is a separate module which is attached to the screen.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

Reply 3 years ago

Your pic shows a webcam and a speaker but not two speakers.
Either I am blind or you don't know what you took out of the laptop ;)

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Nmoleo­
Nmoleo­

Reply 3 years ago

They are definitely speakers. The webcam is a seperate module; I have it somewhere else.

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Yonatan24
Yonatan24

3 years ago

You can solder this straight to a headphone jack of an OLD phone. If you add an amplifier, the sound will be much stronger.

I remember doing this a few years ago. I experimented with different speakers from different devices... :)

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Nmoleo­
Nmoleo­

Reply 3 years ago

Oh wait I forgot to include pics of the wires.

https://goo.gl/photos/PdyBhVxXLBfJfL3Z8

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Nmoleo­
Nmoleo­

Reply 3 years ago

What wires do I solder to the R, L, and G pins of the headphone jack?

Thanks