MBP GarageBand Guitar Cable

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ClemTiger0408, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. ClemTiger0408 macrumors 6502

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    So I just purchased this cable the other day:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...romot_widget

    The crazy thing is, it doesn't fit into the Line In jack! Obviously my headphones fit the jack fine. And I've plugged the guitar cable into different things that require a headphone jack (TV, MP3 Player, ETC) and the guitar cable fits into them just fine. Yet when I plug it into the MacBook Pro, it goes about 3/4 of the way in and then won't go in any further. I'm afraid to apply a lot of force for fear of breaking it.

    Anyone hear of this happening?
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  2. CashGap macrumors 6502

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    Wait... you're plugging the guitar cable into the INPUT jack, headphones etc. into the OUTPUT jack, right?

    Just asking...
     
  3. ClemTiger0408 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The cable has two ends, a 1/4" jack for a guitar, and a 1/8" jack to plug into the input on the MBP. I just said that I tried plugging the 1/8" jack into other devices just to make sure that the plug would fit other things (it would).

    Basically, the only 1/8" jack that I havent been able to plug this cable into is the MacBook's.
     
  4. CashGap macrumors 6502

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    OK... the ebay link doesn't work so we can't see the cable.

    I'm trying to visualize the inside of the jack, to understand why the 1/8" guitar cable would fit the output, and 1/8" headphones could plug into the input or output, but the 1/8" guitar cable won't plug into the input. Seems counter-intuitive...

    Repost the ebay link and we'll keep thinking.
     
  5. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. This is very odd. I can't think of anything, without seeing the cable.
     
  6. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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  7. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Perfectly normal. Don't force it in. It does work, right? My headphone jack do not go in all the way either yet the sound is not distorted or anything.
     

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