Line-in Jack and Microphone Headset

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by yakisoba, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. yakisoba macrumors member

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    Jul 1, 2004
    #1
    Okay, I got my 15" 1.5 GHz PB today, and I love it.... except the backlit keyboard doesn't work (see separate thread), and I am wondering about the line in jack. I bought iListen, without the headset because I already have a headset, that I have used with a PC using Office 2003 Speech Recognition. But I don't get any signal showing when I attempt even the Apple Speakable items with the line-in microphone. I understand that the line-in jack is set up for powered input. Does that mean that I need to run my mike through an amp and then to the PB?

    Thanks.
     
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

    superbovine

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    Nov 7, 2003
    #2
    system preferences

    then the sound icon

    select the input

    then select line in

    your welcome
     
  3. yakisoba thread starter macrumors member

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    Uh....yeah....I already tried that, before posting. I'm pretty confident that the mic has to be powered. The line-in will register a signal if I take (for example) output from a CD player. But if I swap the plug with the mic, it registers nothing. Maybe I'll just go with a USB mic and be done with it.
     

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