IMAC Speaker Connections

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by camillecali, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. camillecali macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2008
    I've been using my speakers through the headphone jack, but right next to the headphone jack on the back of the imac it looks like there is a speaker jack. When I plug into this jack my speakers don't work. Can I use that jack to connect my speakers. The headphone jack seems to not be very stable with my speaker plug and on itunes the sound comes in and out sometimes.

  2. KettyKrueger macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2007
    Depending on your mac (or perhaps not), I think the jack next to the headphones is the 'line in'. Your headphones/speakers will not work through this jack.
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Which iMac do you have? If you have an iMac G4 (sometimes referred to as the iLamp here), that jack is meant exclusively for the speakers that come with the iMac, and won't work with any other device. If not, then... I'm not sure what that jack is for.

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