Mac Mini :: Snow Leopard Digital Audio Output?

Aug 28, 2009

I have the latest and greatest Mac Mini. 2.26 with 4 g of ram. I update to Snow Leopard, and now it will not recognize that it has Digital Audio Output via a mini to a Toslink connection. Heck. I am running it through a Classe' Processor with B&W 804s Speakers and it previously worked with the previous Leopard.

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Mac Mini :: 3.5mm Jack Accommodate Digital Optical Audio Output

May 4, 2009

I just picked up a new 1.83 core 2 duo at a price I couldn't pass up. I am going to use it as a HTPC so I have my hdmi cable, etc. All hooked up and ready to go. Last bit is the audio but I am having a bit of trouble. I bought a standard miniplug cable and assumed it would plug in just like my macbook. The problem is that the miniplug doesn't fit in the jack on the mini. I understand that the jack on the mini is a combo analog/optical jack but as you see below, it seems as though a standard miniplug y cable should work.

From the Apple support website:
The headphone / line output jack accommodates digital optical audio output, analog audio output with a 24-bit, 44.1-192 kHz D/A converter, digital audio output up to 24-bit stereo and 44.1-192 kHz sampling rate and supporting encoded digital audio output (AC3 and DTS). For analog headphone / line output a standard audio cable with 3.5mm metal plug should be used.

For digital audio, a standard toslink cable with a toslink mini-plug adapter can be used.I have done my research and some reading and can go out and buy an optical cable plus a miniplug/optical adapter but would rather go the analog route (I understand the quality difference) because I already have the cables and don't have a receiver or speakers, just my tv speakers.

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Nov 11, 2009

My friend is looking into buying the new 27" iMac Core i7 to replace his PC desktop. The only thing holding him back is that he has an analog surround sound system he uses for his speakers. I am having a hard time myself finding a converter that can make his speakers work in the iMac's optical digital output port. Any products out there that will do that?

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Apr 22, 2012

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Apr 29, 2012

So while at a gig last night with my band, we ran a video from my computer to screens on stage. The chain looked like so: 

MBP -> Mini-DisplayPort -> MDP/HDMI converter -> 4-way HDMI Splitter -> LCD Monitors 

Now sometime during takedown, someone just decided to unplug something from my computer without consulting me or taking any proper precautions. Now my audio is stuck on Digital Output (type digital optical out). Here's what I know, and what I've tried.I have reset the PRAM/NVRAM?I have killed coreaudio a few times with no luck?I have deleted without progress:




I have restarted my computer?I have attempted to use Audio MIDI Setup?I have googled:


2) macbook pro stuck on digital out audio no red light

3) force resetting to internal audio osx

4) force reset coreaudio osx


MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Jun 11, 2012

My sound card seems to be meesing up. It switches back an forth from "Internal Speakers" or "Headpohones" to "Digital Output". For some reason the optical source keeps getting flipped on and is really annoying. I tried blowing out dust to see if that was causeing the comptuer's confusion, but that didn't work. Until I can make time to go to the apple store, is there anyway for me to turn off that certain connection through terminal commands or something?

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Aug 12, 2010

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Jun 15, 2010

Does anyone know if the new mac mini models have multi-channel audio out on the HDMI port? or any audio out for that matter?

This has been lacking on the optical audio output of the older models and would rock if it now has this feature.

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Aug 23, 2009

I just took possession of a C2D Mini. I am unable to get digital audio to work so far. I use the same cable and receiver connections that I use on my 2009 Mini so I know they're good, but nothing. When I plug the cable in, it mutes the internal speaker, so it's detecting the audio cable. System Prefs > Audio shows digital audio, and won't let me adjust volume as I'd expect. I've tried a shared iTunes library as well as web based audio, but no luck.

Connections: DVI-HDMI converter out to a 32" 1080p Sony TV.
Digital audio with mini-toslink to receiver.
Power, LAN, Apple Keyboard. Nothing else hooked up yet.
Running 10.5.8.

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Sep 8, 2008

I've got a Mac Mini at home, but I'm at work now and just have a quick question. I've noticed on the Apple marketing blurb that the Mini audio output will do Line Out as well as headphones. Do you have to switch the output over in Audio/MIDI setup or something?

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Mar 25, 2010

i'm using my mac mini with the ACD 24" and i get the sound from the screen because it is "very slightly bettter" than the speaker of the mac mini (even if both are quite disappointing)

when i connected external speakers on the jack of the mini, it is simply impossible even with the soft soundsource to switch audio outputs on the fly

external speakers seem to have the priority over other outputs

is there a way to get through it ?

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Jun 19, 2012

My sound keeps turning off. When I check the settings, the output device switches randomly between Internal and Digital output. I have no idea where the Digitial Output is coming from and this started about a month again. It switches randomly and then I loose all sound for a few seconds. Sometimes it happens once then stops for a few days, other times it switches back and forth for 5 min. No idea!!! 

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Aug 8, 2008

I have been searching the forums for information on this, but have only found incomplete leads.

How can I get Digital Audio out of my G4 mini? Has anyone done that?

I am trying to integrate the mini into my home theater, and would like to get 5.1 sound out of that for my DVDs, Rips, etc.... and also pipe my music over a digital cable.

I know the Mini's audio jack doubles as a Digital out, and I could get that to pipe audio into my receiver's toshlink jack, but I cannot find any cables that would provide a digital 8mm jack in one end and a toshlink or coax jack on the other..... any ideas?

Alternatively, are there any USB or Firewire sound cards that could help me. I found one by Griffin, but that is meant to connect to 5.1 PC speakers, and does not give a digital toshlink or coax output. Are there any out there that I could use to do this??

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Nov 11, 2010

For some reason on my i7 iMac I've lost the ability to play audio from Mini Displayport devices like my MacBook Pro/PS3/360 etc when they're connected. It was working up till a few days ago. Regular sound from the iMac works great.

I did a fresh install on an external drive of SL 10.6.2, and audio then works fine over Displayport IN. So, clearly some files changed on 10.6.4/10.6.5, and I'm trying to find out what those files are. I'd rather not have to reinstall my OS for this seemingly minor issue...!

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Oct 25, 2009

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Apr 29, 2012

I have a MacBookPro, model: A 1278 (Mid-2010 13"). Is its mini-display port capable of delivering both video and audio output to a HDMI adapter? or just video output only?

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Sep 18, 2009

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Nov 2, 2009

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Apr 11, 2012

So I've posted this question before a few months a go. None of the answers I got helped. This is kind of my last effort before I have to send my baby to Apple and pay God knows how much. I hear this is pretty common, but my audio jack is stuck on digital output. I've got the whole red LED light shining through it deal. I was told it was a swtich in the jack that had been triggered and all I had to do was a) stick a toothpick in it and wiggle it around till it trips the switch. b) spray some compressed air in there. Well I 've tried the first a hundred times a hundred different ways and I just spent 10 bucks on can of air, and that didn't work either.

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Nov 10, 2009

I just installed the newest update to snow leopard (10.6.2). I have now discovered that the sound output in programs such as iTunes, Front Row, VLC and Firefox is gone along with the little sound it makes when turning up and down the volume. The same thing is the case when plugging in a mini-jack. Program sounds (in front row or in mail, when sending and receiving a mail) is still present.

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Feb 11, 2012

My MacBook Pro seems stuck on digital output thus no sound from speakers. Headphones recognized and work but internal speakers don't revert to default or even show up as a sound option in System Preferences. Any way to get internal speakers back? Restarting computer did not do it.

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May 8, 2012

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Apr 10, 2012

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and: I want to see the camera in the FINDER (not iPhoto or any other program where you have to "import" the photos.. I don't like those programs and never use them..) 

it doesn't even show up in Adobe Bridge, for pete's sake.. this is ABSURD..

but on the pc you see it right away in Windows Explorer... no reason whatsoever why the mac shouldn't do this also...

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Apr 15, 2012

I have a Western Digital 2 TB MyBook Studio II external drive that has been working fine. Now, it will not show on my desktop when it mounts. It does show in the sidebar and I can access the drive and files there, but I want the icon to show on the desktop. I connect it to my machine via an onboard Firewire 800 port, and the drive is the only device using that port. I have another Western Digital MyBook drive that mounts just fine (it is my Time Machine backup) via USB. I have 2 La Cie Firewire drives, and 2 OWC Firewire 400 drives, all 4 of which mount using a Firewire 400 hub that connects to a Firewire 400 port on my MacBook Pro. 

I have repaired the disk (reports nothing is wrong), but I feel I have some setting for the drive in the wrong position. I just can't figure out what to do. 

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I have a white Macbook, Intel Core Duo 2, 2 Gb Ram. (October 2008) Under Leopard, my volume (audio output is a shame); under bootcamp with Windows XP on the hard drive, volume is almost double: is there any work around on this?

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I have my Xbox 360 sound out-putting through an optical digital cable to the digital input of my Dual 2.3ghz Power G5. My mac recognizes the signal but I was hoping I could somehow use the incoming sound to output through my headphone speaker jack on the front of my mac. Both my mac and xbox 360 use the same monitor.

I noticed it doesn't work that way. Is there a way to switch the incoming digital signal to route through my headphone port on the front of my mac? There has to be a way.

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Jul 12, 2009

The sound output in my Macbook Pro has been going in and out now for a number of months. And yesterday it finally got stuck on "Digital Output" meaning when I take out headphones from the jack, the internal speakers do not work. I am planning on taking it in and wanted to know, since I am still under warranty will Apple repair it, or give me a new one?

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Jun 24, 2012

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