Problems with microphone/headset on beige G3

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by crenz, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. crenz macrumors 6502a

    crenz

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    #1
    I want to connect a headset to an old beige G3 (266 MHz) that runs Mac OS X 10.2.6. Unfortunately, the microphone doesn't work. I don't quite understand why:

    • The whole headset works on my PowerBook (headphones + microphone)
    • The headphones part works on the beige G3
    • If I plug in the headphones as microphone, I can record just fine with Audacity on both channels (you knew that you can use headphones as a mike, didn't you :cool: ).
    • Once I plug in the microphone into the microphone input, no signal is recorded
    • The headphones jack and microphone jack look identical (same length etc.)

    I'm really stumped. Anybody know what's the problem?
     
  2. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

    Horrortaxi

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    #2
    Have you enabled the mic in System Preferences?
     
  3. crenz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    crenz

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    #3
    Well, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to record using the headphones. So it seems everything is turned on okay.
     

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