Audio Extender Removes Speaker Sound?

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

  1. norbiu macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2007
    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.

  2. Bengt77 macrumors 68000


    Jun 7, 2002
  3. norbiu thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2007
    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


    Sep 28, 2008
    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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