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mongoose73
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How to connect an old sound system to a new computer

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Envy 750-209
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I've got a new Envy 750-209 and an ancient Cambridge Soundworks PCWorks Foue Point Surround 4 speaker + powered bass. There are 2 connector jacks; Left & Right that are 3 section (each jack handles 3 conductors). The Envy has 1 output. It appears that I need a Y-splitter ending in female connectors. 

My question? How do I connect the two? Is it even possible? I'd hate to have to junk a decent sound system. My needs are basic - just to be able to listen to AOL or YouTube. 

Any ideas on how to accomplsh my goal.

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@mongoose73, welcome to the forum.

 

Here is a guide that may help you solve your problem.  I know the guide is for Vista, but it should be applicable for your computer.

 

Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.






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Just to close this thread; unfortunaely the quick reply did not answer the problem. BestBuy suggested I try a Y-splitter cosisting of a single jack and 2 receptacles. Eventually I got the system to work "after" discovering that the huge power brick didn't  like the new power arrangement when I replaced the old computer with the Envy. I had to replace a 3-wat adapter and shore up the brick. A lot of fuss to get an old sound system to work but now I have a choice of the speakers or earphones driven from a jack on an HDMI monitor. All's well that ends well. Thanks for the interest.

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You are welcome, @mongoose73.  Thank you for letting us know how you solved your problem.  This will help others with the same problem.






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