Possible problems with my audio output jack for imac.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by carimiah, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. carimiah macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2008
    I used to have "Accent" speakers and they would only work if i plugged them into my headphone jack. I thought it was because they weren't mac based speakers and they worked fine thru the headphone jack so i thought nothing of it.
    Now I've bought those little JBL speakers u can find on the apple store site and even THOSE don't work when i plug them into the speaker output jack. Only the headphone jack seems to work. There's no software and there seems to be no other way to inform my mac that i've hooked up an alternative speaker device. With a pc you can at least choose from a list when you've hooked up something new to get it to try and find something.
    Am i missing something here, or is there only a special type of speaker that works with this imac thru it's speaker output jack?
  2. Bakkalohriat Guest


    Jan 14, 2008
    Boston, MA
    Doesn't the audio out port on the iMac serve as both the speaker and headphone jack? I think you may be plugging the speakers into the audio in port.
  3. thewright1 macrumors regular


    Apr 3, 2008

    Bakkalohriat for President!

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