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For those Macs with a single shared input/output jack, the key to using a microphone is to have the correct plug. I'm guessing your're not seeing the input options because your microphone jack doesn't have three rings on it (Apple headsets with microphone have three rings)? If that's the case, you'll need to get a splitter cable so that the Mac realises that ...


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my microphone is working on the side from your laptop use a needle to pinch and clean out the hole from the microphone


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Apple use the CTIA standard TRRS while most other companies use the OMTP standard. These 2 pictures should short it out. Notice the Ground and microphones are switched. OMTP CTIA Hope this answers your question.


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Just cut the plug off an old iPhone headset and plug it in internal mic is mechanically disabled. You want to use it unplug it. You don't want earphones either because they can be used as mics.


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If you microphone has a physical mute switch, this can confound the Mac a bit. If you leave it muted, it seems either the port or the OS eventually decide there is no mic there and switch back to the internal/built-in mic. When this happens, the only actions that work for me to get the mic recognized again are to: Open the mute switch Unplug from the ...



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