Wireless products have really taken a liking with many consumers because of the convenience. Just look at cell phones and wireless networks. These products have skyrocketed in sales in the last decade. Also, since wireless technology has become less expensive, manufacturers have come up with other applications that utilize this technology. As an example, wireless speakers are quite popular when setting up audio systems. They usually offer more flexibility in installing speakers then running speaker wires.
Another popular application are home theater systems. In order to avoid long speaker cables, people usually use a wireless surround sound system as shown here in order to simplify the set up. Unfortunately, every once in a while things go wrong. Therefore, you will have to know what to do in case the system fails. If one individual speaker stops working, it usually isn’t as much of a problem. However, a much bigger problem is if the transmitter all of a sudden stops working. The transmitter is the crucial part in the whole wireless system and the failure would result in all wireless speakers failing.
Therefore, you can follow some simple steps in order to troubleshoot and eliminate problems having to do with wireless audio transmitters. One of the most common problems has to do with the power supply. Obviously, make sure that the power supply delivers a stable voltage and is on. Sometimes a damage power cord can cause problems. If you don’t have a multimeter or other equipment that would allow you to check the voltage of the power supply I recommend to visually inspect the power cord and see if there any kings or scrapes. Always replace a damaged power cord right away because otherwise you are exposed to a safety hazard.
If the power supply checks out then it is time to further investigate the problem with a transmitter. It is possible that the audio cable connection between the transmitter and your audio source has come loose. Therefore, do a quick check to verify that all connecting cables are still firmly attached. Next, verify that the transmitter is working. You can first of all inspect whether the transmitter gets power by looking at the power light that is usually in front or at the top. Next, verify with every wireless speaker whether there is a link between the transmitter and each speaker. This is usually indicated by a link light. If there is no link established and power cycle each speaker and transmitter. You might also have to resync each component.