How to test this old school mic on my MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrsir2009, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    #1
    I found one of these old school Apple mics in my drawer today, I assume it was from my LC3 years and years ago...

    So how do I test if it works with my MacBook Pro? It fits in my audio jack (its audio IN AND OUT), whats a good way to test it?
     

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  2. samcolson4 macrumors member

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    Open up Garageband, plug it in, give it a go.
     
  3. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    Damn it didn't work.... It just used the built in mic. And when I select a mic, the built in one is the only option. Dya reckon it'd be broken?
     
  4. samcolson4 macrumors member

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    Go into system prefs and click Line In instead of Internal Microphone. Then it should show if it's working or not as long as it's plugged into the optical audio port.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    It doesn't work because the built-in audio in jack doesn't provide power to the mic.
     

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