1029 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: May 27, 2006 10:22 AM by theflyingbeagle
For me, in the Sound preference panel, if I click on the "Output" button, the only selection is "Internal Speakers" on the "Built-In Output" port. However, whenever I plug in a mini-stereo plug into the headphone jack (the one closest to the edge of the iMac), the name changes to "Line Out". I tried it with headphones, external speakers and even just a plug connected to nothing and it all works the same.
Are you sure that you're plugging into the right jack?
20" iMac Core Duo 2 GHz Mac OS X (10.4.6) 1.5G RAM
My sound preferences panel works the same way as Tom describes. I get flawless sound plugging in my external speaker's minijack into the headphones port on my iMac.
Worst case scenario, you could get a relatively inexpensive iMic and your speakers will work through USB:
iMac G5, PB 15 FW800, iBook G4, G4 Cube, Buncha iPods Mac OS X (10.4.6)