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General Chat Thread, Hoover broke my PC speaker.. in General; So I decided to do a bit of hoovering and get rid of all the dust. Saw a bit on ...
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    Hoover broke my PC speaker..

    So I decided to do a bit of hoovering and get rid of all the dust. Saw a bit on front of the speaker and inn a momentary lapse of common sense, I hooved it up. The hoover noise was louder than the music so I didn't really hear any different although I thought a few moments after how silly that may have been.. (I did the same once to a PSU (unpowered) and that never came back to life).

    Seems now the speaker could be knackered! All cables are still in place and it still powers up, but nothing comes out of it. I feel rather foolish! Could it be the hoover has actually broken it?

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    Lion + Human = Dead

    Hoover + Small Light Speaker Object = Dead

    weighing it up, i would say Yup!

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    Is the speaker still there?

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    Speaker is big enough to not be sucked up It wasn't mega expensive (Logitech X 140 from PC World about 2 years ago for 25), but more so the principle, as they worked fine!

    The bright side is that everything else looks.. cleaner..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgsmith View Post
    Speaker is big enough to not be sucked up It wasn't mega expensive (Logitech X 140 from PC World about 2 years ago for 25), but more so the principle, as they worked fine!

    The bright side is that everything else looks.. cleaner..
    Oh, Maybe you just scared the living sound out of it poor speaker owell! as you say least everything else looks cleaner!



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    I've got those on my desk here in EduGeek towers. I'll have to remind the cleaners not to vacuum near them.

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    If the suction was powerful enough to get a hold of the paper cone, especially while it was going it could have pulled it off the driver which would kill the sound like that. You could probably fix it to a certain extent with some glue, patience and only a little blood (sharp edges).
    Last edited by SYNACK; 15th February 2010 at 03:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    Lion + Human = Dead
    The Lion Man in NZ ??

    Welcome to the official Lionman Website : Craig Busch and the Big Cat Sanctuary at Zion Wildlife Gardens

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    If the suction was powerful enough to get a hold of the paper cone, especially while it was going it could have pulled it off the driver which would kill the sound like that. You could probably fix it to a certain extent with some glue, patience and only a little blood (sharp edges).
    Yes I think maybe the cone inside may have suffered a trauma. I wouldn't mind if I had put the end of the hoover right next to it, but I just brushed over it (granted though, it was playing something at the time).

    Hmm well, can't get a better excuse than this to get me some surround sound!

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    Shouldnt the title read...i broke my PC speaker? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I've got those on my desk here in EduGeek towers. I'll have to remind the cleaners not to vacuum near them.
    You have cleaners :O

    Anyway, agree with the others the cone and driver may have been separated Poor speaker. Glue or an excuse to get a new set

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Shouldnt the title read...i broke my PC speaker? lol
    Nope!!, cos it was the hoover that actually killed it. Not him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Shouldnt the title read...i broke my PC speaker? lol
    Quote Originally Posted by denon101 View Post
    Nope!!, cos it was the hoover that actually killed it. Not him!
    Spot on! I had no idea until it was too late. Come on, could someone really be THAT stupid to put a hoover next to a spe..

    ..hmm..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Is the speaker still there?
    I wish we had a laugh option, as opposed to just a thank option (hint hint by the way )

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