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I imac G4 but i cant get any sound out of the spakers or the headphone socket. When i start it up i do get the start up noise through the speakers but nothing after that, please help!

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I can only give you an answer for Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6, as I do not run an earlier version anymore. Seeing as the Mac startup sound does successfully play through your external speakers, it leads me to believe that that hardware aspect is fine. The next area to evaluate is the software.

  1. Open you System Preferences and click on the Sound icon.
  2. Now, ensure your viewing the Output settings.
  3. First check to make sure that the appropriate line out setting has been selected. I used the mini jack for my speakers, so I have selected "Line Out". If you are using digital output, you will probably select the "Digital Out" option.
  4. If the output selected is good, last check the "Output Volume" slider at the bottom of the Sound preference window, and ensure that the Mute checkbox is not selected.
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