Have digital audio conected AND have built in speakers work?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sdotson, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. sdotson macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009
    I'm a recent PC to iMac convert and have hooked up my iMac to my TV receiver (DVI to HDMI connector and a Toslink cable to the audio). The issue is as soon as I plug in the audio connector the iMac speakers stop working.

    I'd like to leave the connector plugged in and still be able to use the iMac speakers. Of course when I play a movie on the TV I'd just mute the iMac speakers.

    Any suggestions? Possible?
  2. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    I'm not very familiar with this issue, but I don't think there's a way to have them both sending audio at the same time. However, you may be able to select which audio output you want to use through software. Open system preferences, click the "Sounds" icon, then click the "output" tab", then click the audio output you want to use. If that works then you could make it a one click process to switch between the two (which I can describe later if that's a system you'd be interested in).
  3. sdotson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2009
    When the DAO is plugged in I do not see the internal speakers as an option and vice versa.

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