Is it possible to use the Macbook Line in as a Line out?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mahshall, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Mahshall macrumors member

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    My line out port on my late 2007 white macbook recently died and I no longer have AppleCare. I never use the line in port on my computer and use the line out quite alot. I have tried all kinds of fixes to fix the problem but nothing works. I would like to use the line in port as a line out port. I am not sure if this is possible so I thought I would ask here if anyone knew of a way.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Not possible. They do completely different things. Line in is for a microphone. Line out is for headphones/speakers.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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  4. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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    Not possible, while the analog line out might be broken the digital out might still work, as long as you have a device that can receive a digital signal.

    If you need analog you are going to need to get a usb sound device/card. Most generic USB devices work in OS X without any issue.
     

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