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External speakers not working


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Hi, gang!

I had to wipe my startup disk, forcing me to reinstall all my apps, preferences, external devices, etc. Not fun.

Now, my Mac Pro isn't seeing my several-years-old Altec Lansing 4100 multimedia speakers, which were working perfectly fine before (for music, etc.). Altec Lansing says no drivers needed.

So what's the problem? Under System Preferences > Sounds, it should see the device, right? But it's not.

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Which OS version are you using? In Tiger (from memory), external speakers should show up as connected to the Output > Headphone. That has to be selected.

How are the speakers connected? Via an external amplifier, or are you relying on the Pro to power the audio output?

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Good questions all, but I'm happy to report that the external speakers started working again on their own, 4 days after they went dead with the disc wipe. What changes did I make? Nothing at all. Odd.
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