Speakers (external) on imac will not work !!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Graham G Parker, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Graham G Parker macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2009
    Please help my speakers are not working but if I plug in my head phones into them my headphones do work. If I unplug speakers from imac internal ones do work.
    I had a soft ware up date yesterday tue 28 jan could that be the problem?
    I also have just got in the last 2 weeks an airport express could that be the problem?

    I use my headphones most of the time so can't remember the last time they were working but I am sure it wasn't that long ago
  2. TechAge macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2009
    Have you checked your settings on Sound Preferences under Output tab?
  3. Graham G Parker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2009
    Yes When the speakers are plugged in it says headphones which it always says
    and when unplugged it says internal speakers
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Have you tested the speakers on another system or ipod?

    After connect speaker to imac,
    - turn speaker volume to low,
    - turn volume on imac to high,
    - and increase speaker volume.
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    Sounds like a speaker error, not a Mac error. Also, if the above methods fail, try a different 3.5mm cable?

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