JBL is a subsidiary of Harman International Industries that sells a variety of iPod speaker docking systems. Most systems can be used as auxiliary computer speakers and can also be connected to a computer while acting as an iPod dock to facilitate music and file syncing. Connecting your JBL docking system requires the right cable.
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Things you need
- USB cable
- 1/8-inch stereo audio cable
Plug one end of an 1/8-inch stereo audio cable into the corresponding slot in the back of the docking system. The slot is a small circle just large enough to fit the end of the cable.
Plug the other end of the audio cable into the outgoing audio jack in your computer. This jack is often marked with a small headphones icon. Refer to your original computer manual to locate your outgoing audio jack if you are unsure.
Press the power button on the docking station to turn on the speaker. Play music on your computer to test the speaker connection. If music does not play from the docking system, you may need to change your outgoing audio settings under "Control Panel > Sounds."
Insert your iPod in the docking system cradle.
Insert one end of your USB cable into the USB jack in the back of the docking system.
Insert the other end of the USB cable into any available USB slot on your computer.
Press the power button on the docking station to turn it on.
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