Creative i-Trigue 3400 not recognized/working with MBP?

svkrzn

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I used to use my i-Trigue 3400 2.1 speakers on my desktop pc. Now i sold the pc and kept the speakers. Today i plugged the green 3,5mm jack into my new MBP 2,8ghz 15" but it's not working/recognized. Is it compatible with MBP at all?
 

GGJstudios

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Speakers are speakers. If they work with PC, they'll work with Mac. Make sure your volume is turned up on the Mac after you plug them in, as there are two different volume settings on the MBP: one for internal speakers, one for external.
 
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svkrzn

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I thought the same, the speakers are speakers. But i can't get them to work! These are screenshots of my sound preferences (tho they are italian, i put a translation in there)


 
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I thought the same, the speakers are speakers. But i can't get them to work! These are screenshots of my sound preferences (tho they are italian, i put a translation in there)
Were the speakers plugged in at the time you took those screenshots? Because the speakers shown are your internal speakers. When you plug in externals, it changes to reflect those. You might want to check the cable condition, make sure it's plugged in securely on both ends, make sure your speakers are plugged in to the A/C current, if needed, and make sure they're turned on.

If you try all of that and nothing works, it's possible you have a bad audio port on your MBP, or corrupt drivers or other software.
 
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svkrzn

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ok, i presume i have to try other speakers to be sure that i can be a broken audio port. how could the drivers be corrupted if i have this mac since 2 days only. Fresh install. I feel unlucky..
 
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GGJstudios

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ok, i presume i have to try other speakers to be sure that i can be a broken audio port. how could the drivers be corrupted if i have this mac since 2 days only. Fresh install. I feel unlucky..
If it's a new Mac, with a fresh install, that's unlikely to be the problem. I'd try the same speakers/cables with another computer. If they work, then I'd expect it would be hardware related to your audio port. My guess is, the problem is with your speakers or cables.
 
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svkrzn

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Ok, now i'm feelin kinda stupid, but what port do i have to plug my speakers in: the earphone hole or the other one?

I just plugged them into the earphones and they work, but they are recognized as earphones in the sound preferences. Is that right? If yes, what is the other hole for?
 
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GGJstudios

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Ok, now i'm feelin kinda stupid, but what port do i have to plug my speakers in: the earphone hole or the other one?

I just plugged them into the earphones and they work, but they are recognized as earphones in the sound preferences. Is that right? If yes, what is the other hole for?
The port with the headphones is your headphones/speaker port. The other is your microphone port. I would have asked which port you were plugging into, but too many take offense when you ask very basic questions.
 
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svkrzn

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OK, i feel a bit donkey, but fortunally i solved the problem. THank you for all the support.

EDIT: maybe it's the mic port that is not working. Just tried to plug in my logitech earphones with mic and i can't get the mic to work.
 
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