G5 Headphone port...working correctly?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by MattG, May 5, 2004.

  1. MattG macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Can someone else with a G5 check something for me?

    I have a set of speakers plugged into the speaker-jack in back of the computer (analog speakers). I was under the assumption that if I took a set of headphones and plugged them into the port on the front of the computer, the computer turn off the regular speakers and only send the signal to the headphones. That isn't happening...the sound plays through both the speakers AND the headphones. Is that what should be happening, or is something wrong with my computer?
  2. oingoboingo macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    This happens with all G5s. It's a basic design flaw. Check the Apple Discussion forums, as this topic has been given a bit of attention. I have no idea why the G5 was released with this behaviour...it's irritating, and doesn't make any sense.

    Bring on Rev. B G5s!!!
  3. 603 macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2004

    wow... that's incredible. some Apple engineer was really undergoing some brain-drain that day. i'd call AppleCare and tell them about it just for a laugh.

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