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Where is line-in port?

I thought I had everything I needed to record cassette tapes onto my eMac G4 computer: software, cable, tape deck, etc. But now I can't find the "Line-In" port on the computer. There are 2 holes on the right side, one for earphones and the other—for a microphone? Recording instructions say not to use that, but I can't find any other holes the cable will fit. What do I do?

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I would just use it, chances are the instructions were made assuming you had both line in and microphone ports. But since you only have one, it looks like it is your only choice. I would go into System Preferences in Sound and make sure everything on the input tab is looking ok. There should not be a lot of difference between the internal workings of microphone and line in ports. If it doesn't work, let me know. 

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