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    Logitech Z560 volume pot problem

    I have a pair of Logitech Z560's that I purchased in early 2004 that have developed a hissing or cracking noise. It occurs when changing the volume and once in a while it will just happen on its own and continue until you flick the volume know. I've traced it down to a bad potentiometer in volume control and, like others before me, have had no luck with logitech or finding a direct replacement pot. No luck with cleaning it by turning it repeatedly or chemicals, either.

    Can I just unsolder the faulty pot and jump the input and output with a wire? I'll lose the ability to control the volume from the control pod but it is easy enough to do with windows, my keyboard, the program in question, and probably a few other ways. I'm not sure if that is going to mess things up down the line, but in my decent understanding of circuits, it should work, right?

    EDIT:

    Here is a link to another thread with the same problem and a picture of the problem component...any idea what the wire goes to?

    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=888506
    Rich

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    Re: Logitech Z560 volume pot problem

    Also, it is a 10Kohm pot, so would I solder a 10k resister between the two terminals of the pot?
    Rich

    Antec Sonata
    Gigabyte EP45-DS3R
    E5200 Wolfsdale 2.5GHz
    2x Sapphire HD4850 Crossfire'd
    Corsair CMPSU 750W
    G.Skill 4GB (2x2) DDR2 1000
    Windows 7
    1x300gb & 1x1TB SATA300

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