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    External Speakers
    I have just come to connect up my Harman Kardon Soundsticks to my iMac and firstly the audio plug doesnt fit into the rear of the mac properly, it needs to be held in position and secondly when I look in the System Preferences under sound I get the message 'The selected device has no output controls'.

    Any ideas on how to get these working?

    I have been using them with an iPod and they work fine but they just dont seem to want to work with a desktop.

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    The connector on the iMac G5 is a little strange: you might need to buy an extension cord with a smaller end to get it in there correctly.

    But once it's connected, you can simply adjust the audio by using the silver touch sensitive buttons on the left speaker.

    Make sure you're plugging them into the headphone port, not the line in too.

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    I figured it may be something like that so I bought a belkin extension, it fits snugly into the inlaws iMac so fingers crossed it will with mine when I get home.

    I guess the correct socket is the lower of the two with the little headphone image on it however why does it say optical out?

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    I solved it.

    Some idiot who fitted the ram (me), didnt get the back on snugly so it wasnt allowing the plug all the way in.

    Its working great now and Im sure there is a lesson in this somewhere.

    Thanks for the help

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