Sound may not automatically switch to headphones using Microsoft Windows Vista on some Mac computers

When inserting headphones into the 3.5 mm headphone jack on the following Mac computers with Microsoft Windows Vista, the sound may not automatically switch to the headphones.

  • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53GHz, Mid 2009)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010)
  • iMac (Late 2009)
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To switch to headphones, perform the following steps:

  1. Plug the headphones into the headphone jack.
  2. Click Start.
  3. Select Control Panel.
  4. Click Hardware and Sound.
  5. Locate Sound and select Manage audio devices.
  6. Select Speakers; a green check mark appears.
  7. Click Properties.
  8. Make sure to select the 3.5 mm jack and enable device usage.
  9. Click OK.
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