4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 17, 2008 11:00 AM by ASE Alan
Ojae Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have tried plugging various headsets into the microphone jack. The system does not recognize the mic however it does recognize the headphone portion of the device. I know that the mic works because I can use it with my desktop.
  • CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,600 points)
    For the MBP you probably need to purchase an iMic - http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/imic/ if you want to use an external microphone.
  • natcarish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem, but it appears to be a leopard issue as my friend has exactly the same MacBook Pro, but running Tiger, and the mic works fine on hers
  • Ricktoronto Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
    The "mic" jack is a line in jack . Microphones do not have enough output voltage to work in a line in jack. The Griffin iMic acepts low votage inputs and converts the sound to USB. A pre-amp or mixer does the same thing for a microphone.
  • ASE Alan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I got a IMic from Griffin, plugged the headphone part of my headset into the back of the Mac and plugged the microphone part into the IMic then plugged the IMic into my USB port on my IMac keyboard but the mic still didn't work. Do I need to configure something to make this set up work out?