Line In on PowerMac G5 Not Working Correctly

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mikemodena, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. mikemodena macrumors 6502a

    mikemodena

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    Connecticut
    #1
    Hey everyone, I'm trying to use Skype, and I've tried 2 different mics, I plug them in to the audio in and I go to preferences and it shows that there is something plugged in because i can change the input volume, but no matter what the input level meter doesn't go up, and no one can hear me on Skype.. I hope my logic board isnt shot?

    Edit: I tried recording sound in Garageband with both, but got nothing
     
  2. shaftfx macrumors newbie

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    Line in not working for G5 powermac

    Can anyone answer the question from the previous user, is anyone even having the same issue as we are? :confused:
     
  3. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

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    Generally speaking you need a powered mic to use the line in on a Mac. A passive mic won't have enough signal to drive the input (you might hear something, but it'll be very low and noisy). A USB mic would be a good choice.
     

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