external mic wont work

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dogtag1968, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. dogtag1968 macrumors newbie


    Apr 16, 2006
    Inland NorthWest
    I have a basic G4, 500mhz, agp/graphics, 1GB ram,250gb WD hdd. I'm just getting started with Mac. I thought I had researched hdd limitations thouroughly, found out the hard way 128gb max.:eek:

    Anyway, my real problem is that my mic dosen't work. Are there any other hardware devices that can be used via firewire or usb or would a new sound card be a better idea.

    Not really sure which would be the best way to go on this, and the only reason I need it is to be able to use Skype.

    TIA for any thoughts and or ideas:apple:
  2. Mac In School macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    I'm not sure if it's the same disease, but I had the same symptoms when I bought my first Mac Pro. It was something about the jack not accepting non-powered mics. A little product called iMic (available at the Apple store), which allowed me to run my 1/8" jacks into a USB port, did the trick for me.

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