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

    Oct 3, 2009
    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


    May 16, 2008
    Not possible. They do completely different things. Line in is for a microphone. Line out is for headphones/speakers.
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
  4. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    Battle Ground
    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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