Audio Extender Removes Speaker Sound?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by norbiu, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. norbiu macrumors member

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    I purchased a 3.5mm audio extender for my MacBook to have it closer in case I have to plug in my headphones.

    The problem is that when I plug in the extender (without the headphones) the Mac thinks I have my headphones are plugged in.

    Is there any way around this? I want to have my speakers as the output when the extender is plugged in, and the headphones when I plug in my headphones in the extender.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

    Bengt77

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  3. norbiu thread starter macrumors member

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    Didn't work. The app doesn't let me switch between "Headphones" and "Internal Speakers" when the cable is plugged in.
     
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

    NewMacbookPlz

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    By plugging in the adapter you're closing the circuit of the headphone jack...nothing you can do about that. The adapter=headphones since it's in the jack as far as your computer is concerned. This is the case for any electronic device I've ever used that has a speaker system with an optional headphone jack output.
     

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