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02-03-2009 11:57 PM
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06-18-2009 08:38 PM - edited 06-18-2009 08:40 PM
Actually folks, what you need to do is get one of those mini A/V cables that have RCA/Composite male or female plugs on one end, and a 1/8" stereo plug on the other - the same type of cable that a lot of of those digital picture frames and portable DVD players use, and the iPhone and Blackberry Curve also uses. That cable has the three "rings" described here:
It works. I'm using one now. You may have to get some male/female adapters for the RCA/composite ends to convert back to 1/8". But it works.
PS - HP is a billion dollar company and it is shameful that they didn't include an adapter cable with this unit or at LEAST tell people where to get one. Their own support page is not helpful in the least.
12-27-2009 12:12 PM
I tried to get the microphone to work, from a stand alone, usb, and blue tooth headset. One day my brother left his ear bud with microphone cell phone handsfree device with me and I plugged it in and it worked. the only unfortunate part is if I am using skype with other people around me, the speakers do not work and the ear bud has to be passed around. this is an easy fix, but not a long-term solution.
12-27-2009 05:39 PM
If you really did get some device to work, why would you not post the brand name? I dont believe it really happened. Not that it matters, i bought 3 of these mini's they didnt work because i needed a mic and there has never been a mic made for them EVER! I was out about $1,000 so i donated them to the Ronald McDonald house and took em off my taxes dollar for dollar. So in the end it really didnt cost me much except for the interest on $1,000 from time of purchase till i would have paid my taxes. These Mini's are great but why would HP not make a mic for them? Why would they make a proprietary port that is worthless? For people that are poor or dont itemize i can see that this would be a big concern.
01-23-2010 09:09 PM
This is the cable. Hard to find?
By the way, your donation would be a tax deduction which only reduces your taxable income, not a tax credit which reduces your tax liability. I think you lost a chunk of $ on that decision.
08-20-2010 06:57 PM
I have a mic with a mono jack, and it inclued an adapter for a stereo jack. Is there any product to adapt the mono or stereo 3.5mm (I believe) jack to the one I need here? The links to the products you put up appear to have A/V cables at the other end... Would I have to get female A/V cables with a 3.5mm adapter at the other end and connect 3 pieces?
Sorry, I'm really confused here. I can't believe they would make something like this. If I can't get this resolved I don't know if I will ever consider an HP product again. It is really frustrating.