I can't seem to get it to work. Nothing I do seems to make it work.
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Any suggestions? The Mac Mini's line-in port is a line-level input. That means it's not providing any power to the device, so an unpowered computer mic is not going to work. You need something to pull the mic-level input of the mic up to line-level, like a mixer or certain types of powered mics. If your Mac Mini is a model with Bluetooth support, you could also use a Bluetooth mic. Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Getting a microphone to work on a Mac Mini Ask Question.
Asked 9 years, 6 months ago. Active 5 months ago. And it works just fine under Windows and Boot Camp. So, maybe you should be worrying about why Apple chose to disable this feature with Leopard? So I bought a series mini-mac and I tried 3 microphones bought one new and none worked. The guy in the Apple Centre looked funny at me, when I told him some story about audio-jacks were an issue back in Performa days.
Now I found this page. Well at least the Apple Centre was wrong, if Len is right.
Microphone port not working on MacMini?
For me this is a showstopper right now. Never thought it would be still an issue, after all those years. What did microphones ever do wrong to Steve?
When I posted this I was using Tiger. Thank you so much for the good advice. I am really relieved to see that there is a solution. This thread has been extremely helpful!
This was driving me absolutely crazy trying to figure it out on my own. Thanks for the info. I have just bought an ichat leadership usb, but is isnt working — it seems to be only for PC.
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Are the two related? Guys, thank you so much for the information!!! I just tried to connect me with my regular celular phone bluetooh and worked perfectly for Skype and fring!! Thanks, that explains a lot. Like others I spent ages trying to sort this out. I set up skype on a mini at home when I was working away to talk to the kids.
Remarkably it worked. Thanks for this. I had wondered whether it was a power issue. If you can just invest in a usb headset though, why not! The logitech mic works very well with a Mac mini, whether an old one or a new one. Here is how to set it up:.
Bit frustrated now … they just want us to do chat the issue??? Or always try to bring up the issue the it is only suitable for skilled people?? By default the Mac will not pass the input into the output, you need an app to do this. No love to Apple for this one!!! I am having a Mac Mini Mid Model. Earlier I was having But recently i Updated my system to Yosemite I don't know what "iball headphones" are, but this is a common problem with USB mic's.
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The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Microphone not working in Mac Mini Ask Question. Asked 4 years, 4 months ago.