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Please help NEED to listen to TOOL while i work have to be quiet

I cannot figure out how to get my headphones to work through monitor's audio plug. cant reach from back of tower is there any hope? please help thank you

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  • manrydminion Feb 17, 2008

    its not headset its monitor! is audio useless? what is it back there for if it doesnt do ANYTHING! i can hear just fine but im underneath comp. desk to do it it sucks. monitors right hear. with audio in & out plugs there just headphones so whats the deal?

  • manrydminion Feb 17, 2008

    really? that blows but what if it still works just fine from back and like every freakin thing else but this monitor?! thank you for helping me out

  • manrydminion Feb 17, 2008

    oh so like would it work from monitor if this "plug" was ran from tower to monitor and then they might work from out or in(?)plug then? or... just go get a extention cheapy Mcfruggle?(me) thank you so much for your time

  • manrydminion Feb 17, 2008

    thank you guess ill just wait and get connector tired of it been at it sence bout 10pm its 230now so i think i hate this pc now. but really appreciate your help and promptness thankyou.


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If it doesn't "just work" when you plug it in, I'd recommend picking up an inexpensive extension cable to reach the back. Here is one that would work:

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  • Robert Swanson
    Robert Swanson Feb 17, 2008

    Most monitors that have a headphone jack have to be plugged into the back themselves like your headphones would. If you look on the back of the monitor by the video/power inputs, you may see a small headphone looking jack there that is the input from the pc. Again note the audio connection from PC to Monitor is separate from the video and power connections.

  • Robert Swanson
    Robert Swanson Feb 17, 2008

    This photo illustrates an example of the audio-in port of a monitor with built-in speakers. Note that you need a cable (that probably came with the monitor) that has 1/8" (headphone jack-like) connectors on both ends to connect it.

  • Robert Swanson
    Robert Swanson Feb 17, 2008

    "oh so like would it work from monitor if this "plug" was ran from tower
    to monitor and then they might work from out or in(?)plug then? or...
    just go get a extention cheapy Mcfruggle?(me) thank you so much for
    your time"

    Yes, exactly.

  • Robert Swanson
    Robert Swanson Feb 17, 2008

    The monitor would plug into the audio-out (green) plug by the way, same as where your speakers or headphones would plug in the back of the pc tower.


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