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  1. #1
    ppropp
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    External Mic Input on eMac
    I can't seem to get the external Mic input to work on an eMac.

    I'm thinking its either:

    1) someone abused the input and broke the circuit

    2) I've got something configured wrong.

    Any ideas?

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    does it have an intwrnal mic? if it does maybe you neen to switch it over in system prefs.

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    ppropp
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    I can get the internal mic to work. and I've switched over to the external input. But when I do that I get no input

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    Badger
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    Are you using the right mic? An eMac requires a line-level mic. Also, if the mic-in socket is damaged or if you are trying for high quality recording you'll want to invest in a USB adapter such as Griffin's iMic. You can download SoundSource at http://www.rogueamoeba.com/freebies/. This will put a sound control menu in the menu bar instead of going to the prefs every time.

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    Since when does the eMac hav a Mic-port? It's a line-in port, which needs line level. The output of most conventional Mics is not line level.
    And the eMac has a built-in Mic anyway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon
    Since when does the eMac hav a Mic-port? It's a line-in port, which needs line level. The output of most conventional Mics is not line level.
    And the eMac has a built-in Mic anyway...
    I dont think it does i think he might be trying to plug into the headphone jack and that would definitely cause it no to work.

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