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Can't get Bose Companion 2 Series II to play, massive feedback on two different machines

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I purchased Bose Companion 2 Series II speakers, but they don't work on either of two new Vista machines (both purchased in the last 3 months).

Setup appears normal and easy. On the back of each PC are six connectors (3x2) plus one red connector at the bottom called "Digital audio". No matter which connection I plug the speakers into, there is this very loud humming nosie, like at a conference meeting when the speaker is turned on and it drives everyone beserk.

I stopped by Best Buy where I purchased it, they said bring it in, but he did say the "Digital audio" button was the right one.
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If it still does it no matter where the onboard volume button is set, it's probably a bad amp.
I didn't see anything about them being Digital

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must be a bad amp, happened on two basically brand-new machines. I'll have them look at it tomorrow. Thanks for the reply.
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One of the reviews I read through said there was a little humming on one of the channels sometimes.

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ok, will let you know how I make out at Best Buy today.
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Have you check to mute your microphone?

Anyway, what is your sound card?

You need to plug only one cable, the green one, or the digital one. Disconnect the rest.

Sorry, but I don't get enough info to give any useful suggestion. Can you put a picture of your bose's back panel, and your computer audio panel?

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sorry for the delay, I finally got the speakers working, but really didn't do anything. They are really nice.
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Thank you much.    : )
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