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

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    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

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    #2
    Have you checked your settings on Sound Preferences under Output tab?
     
  3. Graham G Parker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

    thegoldenmackid

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    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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