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Seeking advice on a prob w/my older G3 Mac
my audio went out
MBoz

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Msg#: 426 posted 4:15 pm on Mar 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

OK... I did something to the audio on my beige G3 and now I have no audio. I think I have the cause narrowed to one of two events, but that hasn't helped.

I've attempted adjusting the main audio settings, but when I do, it goes back to the zero point; I have reinstalled the OS 9.1 thinking the issue was software related; now I'm wondering if perhaps the sound card should be replaced.

I've worked around it for months, but I've decided it's time to knuckle down and fix the darn thing (I like playing my music when online).

Any suggestions on other things to try and/or places to purchase an affordable (and reliable) replacement card?

thanks in advance :)

 

brdwlsh

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Msg#: 426 posted 8:35 pm on Mar 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

you may want to try posting this in the mac forum :)

i had a similar problem a few years ago when i installed the driver for my scanner. some bundled third party extensions were installed, wreaking havoc on my UMAX C500.

have you installed any software lately? it is probably an extension conflict.

MBoz

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 426 posted 8:57 pm on Mar 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

thanks... didn't realize I'd posted in the wrong venue... (yep, I'm clueless these days--hehheh)

as for extensions conflicts, I'll check, but if memory serves, I hadn't made any new installs prior to the issue...

thanks, again

PCheese

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 426 posted 4:44 pm on Apr 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

A bit late, but....

Make sure your "personality card" is seated correctly. Open up the computer, take out the card, and put it back in firmly making sure it's in all the way. The personality card is the one with the sound out/microphone in (and AV connections if you're lucky).

Here's an example of a personality card: Spymac auction [spymac.com] (it may be gone by the time you read this though).

bodine

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 426 posted 4:16 am on Apr 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

zap the pram when starting:

hold down the apple(command)+option+p+r keys at the same time, right after the bong (chime) sounds when starting up

you will have to reset some of the control panel settings (appletalk, time, etc)

report back to let us know if that fixed it..

MBoz

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 426 posted 12:39 pm on Apr 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the suggestions

I'll sit down and give those both a whirl

I'll likely do the re-seat first...seems like the sagfest one to test, first ;)

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