I have just got an iMic and when I plug it into the USB it is as if my computer is not aware it is there. If I try to select the Final Vinyl software I get a message saying I need to purchase an iMic or similar. I have checked the applications and it isn't shown on the input menu. When I go into systems profile there is nothing shown on the USB socket. Is it likely to be a problem with the actual iMic unit?
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Re: Connecting iMic to G4 iBook
Did u try installing the drivers?Here the link.. http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Drivers/Griffin-iMic-Control.shtml If it still doesn't work then check if the usb port u have connected it in is functional..u can check this by connecting some other device like scanner, webcam etc., into it.. If it still doesn't work..the the device is probably faulty and u might want to get it replaced..
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It depends on which G4 you have. If it's a Quicksilver , there is no Mic in, and you'll need a USB audio adaptor to connect a microphone. Other G4s, it's on the back, right next to sound out. Griffin iMichttp://www.griffintechnology.com/products/imic
If you external DVD drive connects via USB, try rebooting your iBook. (Sometimes a static shock will shut down your USB channel, and only a reboot will reset it.)
If this doesn't work, choose "About This Mac" under the Apple menu, then click on "More Info." Under Hardware, click on USB. See if the drive shows up as one of the attached USB devices. If it does not, the drive or cable may be bad.
If you have another computer available, connect your DVD drive to it. This will tell you whether the drive has failed.
Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.
The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.
Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as iPhoto.
I think the first thing you should do is make all updates. I know that in some versions of the iBook G4, the trackpad does not work after installing OS X 10.4 (Tiger) before you do the updates. Update your OS X first. secondly, does the button work? Does the trackpad show up in the System Preferences menu? (under keyboard and mouse). It's very unlikely that the trackpad came unhooked unless someone has opened up your computer. If they have, there is a really good chance that they didn't plug it back in, because it's a hassle and easy to forget.
next time you experience this, go to utilities.activity monitor..it will show you what program ir running the "hottest:, and the graph will display what is currently going on. you may have something running your not even aware of...
serial to usb is not plug and play so i don't believe this configuration will ever work.
parrallel to usb is plug and play 90% of the time.
purchasing and installing a port replicator is a 100% fix as long as the formatter on the printer is working properly. good luck!
Try adjusting the monitor brightness (F2). If you have an extra monitor, try connecting the mini VGA to see if it outputs a signal extenally. The videocard is onboard the logicboard....so, that is one way to process of eliminate.
Also, if you start the machine after the apple chime, hold down the OPTION key. This will prompt you as to which bootable volume to boot from. What this does though, is gives the monitor a signal before the operating system loads.....this usually eliminates the issue being software, but very seldom is no display a software issue.....
check hdd out on another mac ibook g4 or any mac then if it does same then you know I's the hdd not your mac but if hdd is accepted then you have big conflicts on your mac it will need reinstalling
then retest hdd if loads ok then all is fine