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No Sound Line In after 10.5.8 combo update

by greg padgett / August 18, 2009 2:29 PM PDT

Power PC 17" Powerbook, 1.67 speed, 1GB Ram, 9GB available, stay up with all updates...all of a sudden only Internal Microphone and Digital In appear. Did Permissions before and after update, tested with plugs in and plugs out of line in and line out, so Whassup?

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Possible that the audio card is fried?
by BeatleMegaFan / August 18, 2009 3:35 PM PDT

My MacBook Pro is running 10.5.8. I use my Line-In port on a daily basis, and I've not noticed any hiccups whatsoever. Did you switch audio input drivers in something like Garageband? Have you tried restarting the machine? Have you been able to get any sound coming in at all? On another note, what does Digital In do for you? What are you trying to use the input for? The info may help us reach a conclusion.

I use a little utility called LineIn to route incoming audio straight through my speakers. I like it; it gets audio out of my Xbox for me hearing pleasure, so to speak. Why not download it and see if it registers any audio levels on its little meter? It's a bit late, so forgive me if my simplistic method doesn't work. Good luck.


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Line In Issue 10.5.8 update
by trunksup / August 20, 2009 3:36 AM PDT

Hey thanks, but a buddy suggested I check my prefs in iChat. Sure enough...THERE was a line in. When I clicked on the iChat Line In...and went to regular System Preferences, the "Internal Mic" was gone, but finally, there was my Line In.

I haven't checked to see if my internal mic comes back in when I go to audio iChat, but I got the job done with my voice over work! Thanks!

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Glad you got it working
by BeatleMegaFan / August 20, 2009 9:19 AM PDT

I remember back when I used OS 10.4, both iChat and Garageband liked to mess with my audio settings every so often. Nowadays, more people I know use Facebook than IM services, so I don't use iChat too much. I use my line-in port for recording and passing through audio to my speakers, so it's important to keep it running for me. Feel free to ask if it keeps disappearing. Be sure to check for system updates periodically, as Apple has been issuing a handful for various applications lately.


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ichat sound preferences is the ticket
by lui-g-79 / August 26, 2009 5:48 AM PDT

hey thanks guys! ichat sound preferences is the ticket.

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ichat sound preferences is the ticket!
by lui-g-79 / August 26, 2009 5:54 AM PDT

thanks guys! ichat sound preferences is the ticket!

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by j447 / August 31, 2009 12:08 PM PDT

For your suggestion, never would have figured out that in a million years. Just bought a music keyboard and was looking to try it on an effects processor and all of the stupid line in didn't work but your suggestio fixed it, thanks for getting me going.

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iChat - Audio Midi Setup
by redfernpaul1_dotmac / December 16, 2009 1:07 AM PST

When you are changing iChat settings, what you are actually doing is changing settings in Audio-Midi Setup (in Utilities)

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