Laptop speaker swap - danger of burning out?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Domarius, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Domarius

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 1, 2013
    I have a dead laptop (my bad) with good speakers.
    And a working laptop with crappy speakers.

    I don't need the case (making a mini-arcade cabinet) so the speakers don't have to fit.

    I'd just like to know, if because the other speakers are "better" (sound fuller, louder) they potentially draw more... power. Voltage, Watts, watt ever.

    And so, is there a risk of burning out, overheating, exploding and catching fire in the laptop I solder them into?
  2. #12


    Nov 30, 2010
    It depends on the impedance of the speakers. Look at the back and see if they are labeled with something like, "8Ω" or , "4 ohms". If no label, try measuring with an ohm meter, then report back here.