Question about using 12" Powerbook with computer speakers

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Col127, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. Col127 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2003
    this might sound stupid, but i'm going to ask it anyways.

    is there any negative effects (is it harmful) of hooking up computer speakers to my 12" powerbook through the headphone jack?

    i don't see any other jack that would be used to output sound on my PB..

    in any case, i don't want to damage my pb.. so please let me know! thanks!
  2. mymemory macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2001
  3. Col127 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2003
    maybe i'm a stupid person then. in any case, what's the answer?

    i believe in taking precautions. i don't want to damage my notebook.
  4. alphaq619 macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2003
    Bay Area
    It is a stupid question. If you're so paranoid, why don't you leave your notebook in its box, instead of potentially damaging it by plugging things into its ports and pushing on its keys.
  5. G5orbust macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2002
    please excuse MyMemory. He is a

    Anyways, to answer your question:

    You can plug your computer speakers into the headphone port without any trouble. It is 2.1 sound, unfortunately, but if you dont have anything better than 2.1 (2 speakers, one subwoofer) you should be A OK.

    If you have more than 2 speakers, you may have to find a USB 5.1 sound solution, of which I cannot think of any off the top of my head, but Im almost positive they exist.
  6. Col127 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2003
    thanks g5orbust. i appreicate the answer.

    i guess i was concerned since it was a 'headphone jack', or so it seemed, so i didn't know if that conflicted with anything. :p

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