Can you assign audio input jack to be 2nd headphone jack?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bluush, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. bluush macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2007
    Long story short, my 2011 27" iMac has had a fair number of headphones and whatnot plugged in and out of the headphone jack over the years and slowly but surely the headphone jack started to become looser and looser and today it finally died so the only audio output I can get on my iMac comes from the physical external speakers.

    Short of taking this monstrous computer in to the store to be fixed, is there any way I can re-assign the audio input jack (right next to the headphone jack) so that it can be used as an audio output jack instead of audio in? Is this at all possible? Or am I doomed?

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. matreya macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    No way you can do that sorry. But you can get something as simple and cheap as this:

    Then you just go into System Preferences->Sound and change the sound output device to the adapter.
  3. bluush thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2007

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