Headphones with ibook - one ear only??

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by smooshy, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2005
    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..
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    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?
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2005

    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!
  4. macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    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.
  5. macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005

    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.
  6. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Land of 10,000 Lakes
    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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