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smooshy
Sep 28, 2005, 09:27 AM
Hi everyone,
I have a 12' ibook g4 that i just got last week. I'm trying to watch a video lecture on it right now, and my headphones are only playing into one ear! These are Sony MDR-v300's, and both sides are working on my ipod, so it's not the headphones. Anyone know anything I can try to fix this? It's really frustrating..



robbieduncan
Sep 28, 2005, 10:01 AM
Hi everyone,
I have a 12' ibook g4 that i just got last week. I'm trying to watch a video lecture on it right now, and my headphones are only playing into one ear! These are Sony MDR-v300's, and both sides are working on my ipod, so it's not the headphones. Anyone know anything I can try to fix this? It's really frustrating..

This may be a really stupid question but are you sure they are plugged in correctly? If you only plug them half way you often get sound on 1 side only. If that's not it do you have another set to try?

smooshy
Sep 28, 2005, 10:04 AM
This may be a really stupid question but are you sure they are plugged in correctly? If you only plug them half way you often get sound on 1 side only. If that's not it do you have another set to try?


Yeah, they're fullly plugged in.. I can try another set at home tonight, but I'd like to use this while I'm at school today... thanks for trying though!

Eniregnat
Sep 28, 2005, 10:20 AM
You can test the headphones by plugging them in slowly while wearing them. You should at least hear a pop in both sets.

Finder-->System Preferences->Hardware>Sound>Output Tab>Balance

Is the slider in the middle?

Are you using any audio routers? If so, just turn them off and see what happens.

katie ta achoo
Sep 28, 2005, 11:33 AM
You can test the headphones by plugging them in slowly while wearing them. You should at least hear a pop in both sets.

Finder-->System Preferences->Hardware>Sound>Output Tab>Balance

Is the slider in the middle?

Are you using any audio routers? If so, just turn them off and see what happens.


This happened to me on my PB, too.

The slider was shifted over.

IIRC it's a bug in 10.4.2.

but then again I am at school and I am tiiired and on a windows machine! BUT check the output pref. It's all good.

If everything is right, and it's still doing that, try diff. pairs of headphones.

840quadra
Sep 28, 2005, 06:37 PM
Does sound come out of both speakers during this lecture or any other audio? I hear it is more common for the speakers to go out, as opposed to the headphone jack..

Also, are you sure this lecture was recorded in "stereo"? How does iTunes sound?

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