1.    12 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10, 64 bit

    Hooking Up Speakers


    I was hooking up some old external speakers to my newer laptop. the old external speakers has a green jack which I think is a audio line-in cable? My laptop doesn't have line-in or line-out jacks. Instead it has a microphone and headphone jack.

    I can sort of hook the green jack into headphone jack, it plays but it doesn't fit all the way inside.

    Would this damage my laptop or the speakers in any way?

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  2.    12 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 698

    As long as you don't force the plug beyond its first stopping point, you should be ok.
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  3.    13 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,567
    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.125

    Or you can go to Maplins which is a computer outlet and get a USB adapter with mic and headphone jack outlet.
    I brought one the other week it works well or if you just want for your speaker they do one with a single outlet or you can get them from e-bay or Amazon
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  4.    13 Feb 2016 #4
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    As long as you don't force the plug beyond its first stopping point, you should be ok.
    +1 +1 +1.

    Just adding .......................
    Assuming your laptop is Bluetooth capable.........
    I don't know if you care to spend some money.
    If you are in the position to invest for a new external speaker, I would like you to consider buying a wireless/Bluetooth ext. speaker.
    I bought one about $80 Canadian, and it works great, but depending on what type of music you play, it won't bring the house down though.
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