Can I set my iMac G5 to play only through the speakers and not through the computer as well?

Since there's no software to install, the only System Preferences audio output option is built-in audio. Is there a way to make it "see" the speakers?

  • Asked by Sara M from Philadelphia
  • Nov 30, 2009
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2 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    Generally once plugged into the headphone "in" port, the computer speakers become disabled. They work once the external speakers are disconnected. So, you're good to go!

    • Answered by Carl B from Barefoot Bay
    • Dec 24, 2009
  • If the internal speaker is not automatically disabled when you plug these speakers into the "headphone" jack on your G5, open System Preferences -> Sound -> Output, then disable "internal speakers".

    • Answered by Paul W from Versailles
    • Jan 11, 2010