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PC Speakers on an iPad 3

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by pccoach, Dec 12, 2012.

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    I have small pc speakers and wanted to avoid buying a set for the iPad if possible. I tried the obvious of plugging them in which didn't work. is there a setting or a way it might work or are they just incompatible. thank you in advance for any help! happy holidays.
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    If they are amplified speakers then you can buy a cable with a 3.5mm stereo jack on one end and whatever kind of connection you have on the other. Lots of PC speakers will take a regular 3.5 mm stereo cable. I feed my iPad sound into my PC speakers this way.
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    Insert the plug into the headphone thing on the ipad
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    You can also use Remote on the iPad for controlling iTunes on your PC. Not quite the same but it works, and saves having to buy new speakers.

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    thanks for your reply. speakers already have a 3.5mm stereo jack and I tried plugging it in.Google Image Result for http://images.geeksimages.com/imageshare/J/300x300/JACK25-35-unit.jpg
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    KevinJS....Thanks for the idea. sorry for dumb question but how will that amplify music coming frome ipad if in another room?
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    The sound doesn't come from the iPad in this case. The iPad controls the sound coming from the PC.

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    Did it work?
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    no unfortunately. i had already tried using the 3.5mm stereo jack equipped with the speakers. maybe it's something i did.
    i have the same type iPad you do. did the jack you use look like the one in the picture i attached? thanks.

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