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.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)
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.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..
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.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?