Problems with Audio In on PowerBook G4.

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2007
    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. Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    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. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2007
    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. macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2007
    Good to hear. I would hate to pick one up later only to have a similar problem. :rolleyes:

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