No sound from my PowerMac

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by hikeNM, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Location:
    Somewhere close to a dairy in East Texas
    #1
    This afternoon I was talking to a friend, telling him how good Garageband was and how Apple is the superior brand of computers. He wants to see a demonstration of Garageband. I plug in my Griffin iMic. Plug in my guitar and start Garageband.

    When I play the instrument, no sound comes from the speakers. I go to system prefs---->sound, and check the audio input. Sure enough, the computer is recognizing the iMic, and when I pick the guitar you can see that the computer is hearing the guitar, but no noise comes from the speakers.

    Puzzled, I open iTunes to see if a song will play. The song starts, but no music from the speakers.

    Really dumbfounded and embaressed, I restart the computer. Upon restart, I get familiar start-up "bong" as I call it. But after restart, still no music.

    So now I don't know what to do. I logged in as a different user and still no music.

    Does anybody have any idea what I should try. This has happened to me once before. Not 30 minutes before I was listening to music from the machine. I will say, things worked before I plugged in the iMic. Although this may just be a coincidence!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    Phat_Pat

    Joined:
    May 8, 2004
    Location:
    I Live Where I Live
    #2
    is this thru the enternal speakers... if so try plugging in headphones or extrenal speakers and try it out.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Location:
    Somewhere close to a dairy in East Texas
    #3
    Originally, it was through external speakers, but in the last few minutes I've tried headphones and just the factory speaker. But no luck.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

    Phat_Pat

    Joined:
    May 8, 2004
    Location:
    I Live Where I Live
    #4
    hmmmmm


    you sure its not on mute?


    im outta ideas :confused:
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Location:
    Somewhere close to a dairy in East Texas
    #5
    Pretty sure, unless there's a mute button I don't know about. When I turn up the volume using the keyboard button, I don't get the familiar sound, but I can see the volume level rising with the white squares.

    If I can hear the "bong" at start-up, doesn't it have to be a software problem?
     

Share This Page