No audio input or output PowerBook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rogerthat, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. rogerthat
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    I just started using Skype and use a Plantronics USB headset/microphone. It works pretty well calling a phone but has a really annoying side tone when calling another computer.
    My problem, though, is that since I started using the headset, just a few days ago, my built in microphone and speaker and the ability to plug in just a headset and listen have vanished. Also, the volume icon in the menu bar has disappeared. If I go to System preferences, there is only plantronics in the menu. I've tried restarting with no change. It used to work just fine...where might it have gone?
     
  2. mackindergarten
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    Hi!

    Try to repair disk permissions using Disk Utility (/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app). I had some trouble with the sound on my Powerbook, too. Repairing Disk Permissions solved it.

    Hope this works.

    /Rupert
     
  3. rogerthat
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    Thanks

    I have to go to work now, but I'll try that this evening when I get back. I hadn't thought of that.
    Thanks,
    Rog
     
  4. rogerthat
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    It's baaaack!

    Rupert,
    Don't know why or how...had to restart for another issue...tried to run disk permissions and it hung up so I stopped after a few...but somewhere along the line the speakers and microphone appeared in the preferences again. I do thank you for the help, mate.
    Rog
     
  5. mackindergarten
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    You're welcome! A lot of time, repairing disk permissions seems to do some magic to your Mac.

    I'm happy, it worked for you.

    /Rupert
     

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