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    no fixes for this? I'm having the same problem but i think i read somewhere that you bought an external soundcard that hooks up through usb, i would rather just use the onboard sound of the mini, so any fixes?

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    i really need to find a fix for this, i have to open up my dash and unplug/plugin the audio cable everytime i sleep the mini

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    I am having the same issues, but mine happens periodically...not all the time. I would say the longer I put the mini to sleep, the better the chance the audio works correctly upon wake-up.

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    Easier than a dash removal/unplug try a reboot that should do it... not ideal but I am sure less of a pain than getting to that hidden plug!

    My mini doesn't do this but the startup bong allways comes over on the Mini's internal speaker... strange... and in XP when the audio cable is plugged in the sound comes over every where (internal and external)...

    Mistery, maybe there will be a fix from apple soon...
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    I am wondering if this issue could be related to the issues that the Palm Treo line has regarding listening to music through headphones vs. the internal speaker. You see, the Treo headphone/handsfree jack has a built-in sensor to detect whether headphones are plugged in or not. It senses this by the amount of resistance on the line. If there is little to no resistance, the Treo plays music through the internal speaker. If there is resistance on the line, such as that provided by headphones, then it diverts the audio to the jack and plays through the headphones.

    Many users solved this problem by adding a radioshack in-line volume adjuster and turning it down to about 80% of max volume. The theory is that this provided enough resistance to trick the sensor into always sending audio to the jack, not the speaker. I wonder if this would work for the Mini?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saabman96
    Easier than a dash removal/unplug try a reboot that should do it... not ideal but I am sure less of a pain than getting to that hidden plug!
    Actually it had the same problem for me on reboot too.

    An external sound card was my answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoslicer8
    It senses this by the amount of resistance on the line.
    I thought it was something like that, but it works exactly as expected when connected to AC.

    What we need (hint, hint Mike. I'll still send you my power supply if you want to take a crack at it ) is someone with access to both an PPC and Intel power supply and a good knowledge of electronics to test them out and see if there is any other difference between them other than the iSense resistance (or who knows, maybe we are close enough on it to start the Mac, but not on the nose?).

    After all the playing with this issue I did, I think it is because Apple changed something(s) in the power supply and we are essentially hacking a PPC power supply to work with our Intel Minis.

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    Has this got anything to do with the iSense mod with Carnetix P1900?
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    Quote Originally Posted by saabman96
    Has this got anything to do with the iSense mod with Carnetix P1900?
    I don't think it has anything to do with the Carnetix. It was happening to me a few days ago. I was running an inverter in my car and using the normal AC power brick, when woken from sleep, the audio issue was there. It is happening less for me now, actually, since I installed the P1900. I've only had to redo the audio cable once or twice in the past 2 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoslicer8
    I don't think it has anything to do with the Carnetix. It was happening to me a few days ago. I was running an inverter in my car and using the normal AC power brick, when woken from sleep, the audio issue was there. It is happening less for me now, actually, since I installed the P1900. I've only had to redo the audio cable once or twice in the past 2 days.
    If you look back, I was against the idea of it being a P1900 issue too. It is interesting to hear that you are seeing it on an inverter though. I tried a bunch of times in the house on AC and could never get it to occur. Every time the Mini goes to sleep or is restarted (cold boot or reboot) in the car it has the issue.

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