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    MacBook not detecting external microphone

    Hi,

    OK guys I have just taken in my first even Mac! I have a unibody (early 2009) MacBook 2.0GHz Core2Duo, 2GB DDR3 RAM and a 160GB HDD.

    Anyway, now down to the point of the post. I have been trying to get my Creative Fatality gaming Headset to work on it through a stander 3.5mm stereo jack. I would have though I could just plug it in and go, but it appear not to be detecting in in System preferences.

    The Internal mic works fine, but the external does not. If I unplug it slowly the indicator suggests that it is picking up little bursts of sound, but nothing more.

    Can anyone help me here?
    Thanks!
    Dan.

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    I'm pretty sure your mic is not working, becuase it needs to be powered to work with the macbook's line-in. Is the attached earpiece working? If so, then I'm pretty sure this is your problem.

    I had the same issue with an earlier macbook (the plastic one). Not sure if it's the same with the unibody mb.


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