Creative Inspire T3100 2.1 speakers not working with Mac mini mid-2010

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ArtifexAmando, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. ArtifexAmando macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    Today I got my Mac mini, and every peripheral worked with it immediately, except my speakers. They are the Creative Inspire T3100 2.1, and they worked earlier today on my windows xp machine, but they just won't show up in the System Preferences->Sound window.

    I've searched for drivers, but couldn't find any. Is there something else I can do, or are they just not compatible with the Mac mini?


    Thank you in advance, and apologies if I've given too little information!
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    You don't need drivers, it seems like a pretty easy issue to diagnose:
    Plug the speakers into something else, see if they work.
    Plug some headphones into the Mac mini, see if the audio out works.
     
  3. ArtifexAmando thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the headphones idea, thegoldenmackid!

    I tried plugging in some headphones - hadn't thought of that since I never use them myself - and noticed that they got the sound, so to speak, when I twisted the plug a little, so I tried doing likewise with the speaker plug, and the speakers began transmitting the sound!

    Thanks again!
     
  4. FastEddy macrumors regular

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    So, fine for you and your Creative speakers = audio port connectivity fixed.

    Now, about the Apple M7963 speakers. These originally came with my old Cube. [Cute little spheres that have sounded good on my Mac Minis & laptops through most recent upgrade(s)] ...

    Currently these Apple Speakers do not work at all on any Apple system with OS 10.6.4 ...

    Tried them on all Mac Mini versions with OS 10.6.2 & 10.6.3 and they do still work ... BUT now on 10.6.4 = no joy :(

    This is an obvious operating system software issue. Any word on an Apple fix for this?
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    ArtifexAmando, if your audio cable is removable, you can order a replacement from Monoprice.

    FastEddy haven't heard anything.
     
  6. FastEddy macrumors regular

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    Well, it seems a shame to just throw these speakers away when I have four Mac Minis that could use a set. :eek:
     

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