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Even the best gaming chair can have problems, so it’s important to know what to do when things go wrong. Do you want to know how to fix gaming chair speakers? Maybe you acquired a seat with faulty in-built speakers at a yard sale, or the speakers of your two-year gaming seat are not working correctly. So, what should you do? Today, we will teach you a general approach to fixing gaming chair speakers for your gaming consoles.
Let’s say you own a gaming chair that has two full-range speakers near the headrest and a built-in subwoofer. In addition, the side of the chair has different controls for volume, source, bass, and other I/O needs. For the sake of this guide, your sub-woofer is faulty, and you need to replace the amplifier chip. However, before we begin, make sure you know why you should get a gaming chair and how to find the best one. You can start by reading our mashup of the GT Omega Racing vs DX Racer gaming chairs.
So, let’s begin the process of fixing the subwoofer.
Tools needed: Pliers, small heat gun, star-screwdriver, soldering iron, solder sucker, solder, staple gun.
The manufacturers of gaming seats tend to glue most speaker equipment with powerful glues to keep the internal components tightly positioned to withstand tough chair movements.
You have the upper hand if you have a manual with instructions for opening up the seat for repairs. But most seats in the market cannot be repaired from home or a local shop. But since you want to do it yourself, begin by selecting the working area. First, disconnect the Ac adaptor and other input options like the audio jacks, rear jack, and headphone jack. Next, place the seat with one armrest side touching the floor. Then remove the staples holding the leather upholstery of the seat to the hardwood frame. Next, access the interior space and locate the subwoofer. At this point, you may be thinking, “are gaming chairs good for my back, or are they worth the hassle?” This is a valid question, considering that gaming chairs are expensive.
The manufacturers of gaming seats tend to glue most speaker equipment with powerful glues to keep the internal components tightly positioned to withstand tough chair movements. First, identify the circuit board and use a small heat gun to melt the glue around the area. Then gently remove the cover plate of the circuit board from its position.
Remove the speaker connection, and look at it to ensure that the subwoofer is not faulty. Put it back and power the IC for a few minutes. Turn it off. If the connectors are overheated, you need to replace them. If not, begin the process of replacing the amplifier chip. (You need to have bought a new AMP chip beforehand).
Using a star-screw driver, remove the heat sink. Then remove the screws of the amplifier IC.
Desolder the pins of the AMP chip and then use a solder sucker to remove the pins.
Solder the new chip’s pins, and put back the heat sink.
Before putting everything back, test to see if the speakers’ surround sound is clear. Then, put everything back and use the staple gun to fit the faux leather back in position.
While this guide is perfect for DIY assistance, we know some of you are shopping for new gaming chairs. In that case, check out our roundups of the top-rated fabric office chairs and the leading console gaming chairs.
Are gaming chairs easy to break?
Gaming chairs break for various reasons. The most popular reason for breaking a heavy-duty chair base is subjecting the seat to more than the maximum load capacity. On the other hand, if the armrest breaks, you can blame the quality of the seat.
Is it possible to add rear speakers to my gaming chair?
Unfortunately, adding a Bluetooth speaker to your GT RACING Gaming chair is impossible. So the only option is purchasing a gaming seat with speakers.
Do gaming seats, e.g., the GT RACING Gaming chair vibrate?
Vibrating gaming seats have motors in the back of the seat to offer vibration.
How can I make my GT RACING Gaming chair more comfortable?
Can I get gaming chairs that are compatible with PS4?
The Bluetooth X-Rocker gaming chair. Generally, the X-Rocker Pro series gaming chair models are premium options for Xbox One or PS4.
For more great DIY guides, check out our articles on how to fix a wobbly gaming chair and how to use the USB port on a gaming chair.
STAT: When it comes to the price of a gaming seat (e.g., GT RACING gaming chair), the gaming chair market offers mid-range chairs at $151-$300, high-range chairs at $301 and above, as well as low-range gamer chairs at $150 and below. (source)