Attaching A Speaker to Windows 10 Laptop  


  1. Posts : 28
    Windows 10
       #1

    Attaching A Speaker to Windows 10 Laptop


    Our single computer speaker has an audio input connector, yet was still powered by our laptop computer.

    Do I still have to plug the speaker into the wall? I have found contradictory advice.

    A week after we plugged the speaker to the computer, the computer died - was it because of how we powered the speaker or was it coincidence.

    Perhaps you could answer these two questions. Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 13,136
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #2

    If a set of speakers [or both speakers in the same box/case] comes with a power unit it will be necessary to use it as only headsets get enough power from the output port on the computer.

    As for the computer dying it most likely was coincidence, electronics usually have or cause problems right away, think immediately..
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  3. Posts : 28
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    It is only ONE speaker. We want to keep this on the floor (not a headset).

    This speaker has a jack(?) which we put into the round hole in the laptop.

    This worked, without plugging the speaker into the wall, using the laptop as the source of electricity to power the speaker.
    Yet now we have been told to plug this one speaker into the wall as well as the laptop.

    Want to do what is safe and effective, but we are confused why we would need to plug into both computer and electricity, if plugging in just to the computer works.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 13,136
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #4

    Your description suggests the single speaker that is large enough to be on the floor is the sub-woofer type usually found in a set that has 2 smaller speakers that plug into jacks on it to provide Stereo sound. If the speaker port on the computer works with that speaker then it has sufficient power to drive it [many don't] so the power from the wall socket is not needed. Most times electronics work or they don't so if it is working take to heart the old saying "if it ain't broke don't try to fix it".
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  5. Posts : 28
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks for your advice. I can now take a balanced decision and feel assured that my new laptop will not blow!
      My Computer


 

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