Digital audio out from Intel Mini (not the 2009) not working

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Decrepit, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Decrepit macrumors 65816

    Decrepit

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    #1
    Hi there,

    I just took possession of a C2D Mini. I am unable to get digital audio to work so far. I use the same cable and receiver connections that I use on my 2009 Mini so I know they're good, but nothing.

    When I plug the cable in, it mutes the internal speaker, so it's detecting the audio cable.

    System Prefs > Audio shows digital audio, and won't let me adjust volume as I'd expect.

    Any ideas on what I could be doing wrong? I've tried a shared iTunes library as well as web based audio, but no luck.

    Any assistance/ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    Connections: DVI-HDMI converter out to a 32" 1080p Sony TV. Digital audio with mini-toslink to receiver. power, LAN, Apple Keyboard. Nothing else hooked up yet. Running 10.5.8.
     
  2. Decrepit thread starter macrumors 65816

    Decrepit

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    #2
    An update:

    I think it's my DVI to HDMI converter that's causing it.

    I need to find another one to prove it. I say this because I think my receiver stops listening to the optical in as soon as it sees HDMI as it thinks audio should be coming through it.

    I'm going to hook this Mini into a DVI display as a test and see if optical out works then.

    If that works, then I need to figure out how to get this to roll so I can use this Mini as a Plex box.

    Grr.
     

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