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What type of bad things could happen if I went with the set-up I listed? I already ordered the cables anyway. I don't want anything to happen to my PC and laptop frown.gif

Not sure. You'll probably be ok, but technically one computer is sending a signal to both the speakers and the other computer's output jack. It might be ok (it'll be fine if the other computer is off) since those jacks are sometimes designed to be abused. Honestly I don't know for sure but I'd recommend a switch if you can rig it up cool.gif.
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Not sure. You'll probably be ok, but technically one computer is sending a signal to both the speakers and the other computer's output jack. It might be ok (it'll be fine if the other computer is off) since those jacks are sometimes designed to be abused. Honestly I don't know for sure but I'd recommend a switch if you can rig it up .
That's the problem, I can't make a switch. That is far beyond my capabilities =/
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Ok. If you cut a 3.5mm cable open, it'll have three wires in it. One big one, two little ones. If you post a pic I can tell you which is which.

Switch looks like this (ignore labels)


Then you hook up wires like this

Edited by S0ULphIRE - 4/28/11 at 10:01pm
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Ok. If you cut a 3.5mm cable open, it'll have three wires in it. One big one, two little ones. If you post a pic I can tell you which is which.

Switch looks like this (ignore labels)


Then you hook up wires like this
Wow, that makes a lot more sense. Still, it seems like a huge amount of work for something so small. +Rep for your time though.
post #35 of 37
If you use line out, it should not damage anything (I've done this before).

If you don't have line out on any computer only hook the headphone/speaker jacks up and keep the volume on the computers low (50% or lower).

The main thing that would damage something is too much power, so keep it low on the output from your computers.
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Dude, it'll take you like 3 mins
BAM! Cables cut! BAM! Cables screwed into switch! McBAM! Ground wires all connected to eachother! DONE!
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What you really need is one of those plantronics audio switchers, but they stopped making them . Apparently nobody else makes them, at least that I could find.

I found one for

RCA RCA
, but that will probably cost more unless you have a couple 3.5mm to rca cables lying around .
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