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External Mic Input on eMac


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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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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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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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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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