Line In on PowerMac G5 Not Working Correctly

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mikemodena, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. mikemodena macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2005
    Hey everyone, I'm trying to use Skype, and I've tried 2 different mics, I plug them in to the audio in and I go to preferences and it shows that there is something plugged in because i can change the input volume, but no matter what the input level meter doesn't go up, and no one can hear me on Skype.. I hope my logic board isnt shot?

    Edit: I tried recording sound in Garageband with both, but got nothing
  2. shaftfx macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2010
    Line in not working for G5 powermac

    Can anyone answer the question from the previous user, is anyone even having the same issue as we are? :confused:
  3. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    Generally speaking you need a powered mic to use the line in on a Mac. A passive mic won't have enough signal to drive the input (you might hear something, but it'll be very low and noisy). A USB mic would be a good choice.

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