iMac G4 pro speakers won't plug in

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Arkious, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. Arkious macrumors 6502a

    Arkious

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    hi all,

    I have myself an iMac G4 and i just got a set of apple pro speakers to go along with it since the internal speaker doesn't seem to work. But i can't get then to plug in properly, they just pop pop pop when they are half plugged in. But when half plugged in the internal speaker started to do the same thing. i tried a little force and now nothing pops but it plugs in a little more.

    Any idea what could be wrong? i can't see anything stuck inside?
     
  2. MatthewLTL macrumors 68000

    MatthewLTL

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    due to the fact the Apple Pro speakers have a RCAish style end to it try checking the outter edge of the connector to see it any are crushed or "Caved in" Also the Apple Pro Speakers have a 2.5mm jack although uncommon debris could get inside of the jack. Also check the Speakers for debris between the 2.5mm center and the outter RCA style edge.
     
  3. havokalien macrumors 6502a

    havokalien

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    speakers

    The iMac G4 has 2 sound ports, one for pro speakers and one for regular speaker plugs. Make sure its in the correct hole.
     
  4. Arkious thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Arkious

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    found out there was intact the end of another plug jammed right at the bottom. had to open the socket its self and push it back out but its working now :) seems that was also the issue of the internal speaker however its a bit hitty missy whether that works or not.

    thanks
     
  5. havokalien macrumors 6502a

    havokalien

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    little prongs

    If you open it up to replace the thermal paste it would be a good time to bend the contacts back in that port.
     
  6. Arkious thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Arkious

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    yeah i did both them things, however its quite a small port and it would seem I'm not the first to have a go at it as theres a little damage to the port. not to worry it works :-D
     

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