Problems with Audio In on PowerBook G4.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by hoves, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. hoves
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    I tried to plug a headphone and mic head set into my powerbook, my problem is that when I switch audio line-in port on there is no sound coming through and the there is no indication of anything being picked up on the small input level graph.
     
  2. WildCowboy
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    As a line-in port instead of a mic-in port, it requires that the signal coming in be amplified. You'd need some sort of preamp solution like Griffin's iMic in order to boost the signal to line level.
     
  3. hoves
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    Ok. I have a couple of options I guess. First, get a pre-amp set up for my headset. Secondly, I wonder if I bought a headset that plugs into the USB port whether I would need anything else?

    Looking at prices I think both would cost about the same.
     
  4. yippy
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  5. hoves
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    Good to hear. I would hate to pick one up later only to have a similar problem. :rolleyes:
     

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