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I just got a new Aux-In Cable. How do I get it to work with my iPod?

Asked by Tink (8668points) June 1st, 2009 from iPhone

I connected it with my iPod and then the radio and nothing happens. What do I do now?
I’m planning on getting an ihome soon but this is just for now

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applesaucemanny's avatar

this is what you need to do make sure that you have the aux mode on then you slowly turn the volume up on both the radio and the ipod

Tink's avatar

How do you know where to turn it on from?

applesaucemanny's avatar

if you do have an aux outlet then there should be a button on the radio that switches FM, AM, CD, and aux

Tink's avatar

I got it now but it sounds all alien-y

applesaucemanny's avatar

what do you mean by alien-y?

Tink's avatar

The music goes through the radio and comes out through the speakers but it doesn’t sound right it’s like frequency or something

applesaucemanny's avatar

so you mean it static comes out? maybe you should try turning up your ipod’s volume level to about 80% and then turn up the radio’s volume

Tink's avatar

I turned it up slowly and then the radio like you said but it still happens
Yeah static

applesaucemanny's avatar

okay turn the radio’s volume completely off then turn up the the ipod volume to 80% then turn the radios volume slowly

Tink's avatar

Ok I’ll go try it now :)

Tink's avatar

Ok I did and you can sort of hear the instruments but not the people singing it and it sounds wierd

applesaucemanny's avatar

aww dang it I could’ve sworn that was the problem ummm… can you try it on a different radio or something?

Tink's avatar

I’ll go do it, damn you have me running out of my room to different parts of the house :)

applesaucemanny's avatar

I’m sorry about that but hey look at the bright side, you might get you’re ipod to play on the radio :)

Tink's avatar

Yeah I thank you for that :)

applesaucemanny's avatar

haha no problem, so did you try it on another radio or something?

Tink's avatar

Our other cheap ass radios don’t have the connection, fuck!!!

applesaucemanny's avatar

ah dang that sucks, so tell me why you want to be able to use the ipod on the radio

Tink's avatar

Because I wanna bug my mom :)
Why?

applesaucemanny's avatar

I was gonna say if you have computer speakers just plug them in to your iPod

Tink's avatar

My speakers don’t have a connection either, man we need to stock up on electronics again

applesaucemanny's avatar

wait so are the computer speakers built in to the computer?

Tink's avatar

Yeah wait no, they are plugged in the computer not built in

applesaucemanny's avatar

aww I don’t know what else to say anymore…

Tink's avatar

Yeah me either…....

applesaucemanny's avatar

do you by any chance have an amp and a jack converter?

Tink's avatar

Uhm not sure what a jack converter is.. But yeah I have a small amp

applesaucemanny's avatar

this is a jack converter
http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/images/7d/7dayshop-com-3-5mm--6-3mm-standard-headphone-jack-converter-plug.jpg
if you have one of these just connect it to the end of the cable and just plug it in to the amp and turn it on and stuff

Tink's avatar

I don’t have one but I have one with 3 different cords attatched to one a red, yellow, and white one but I think it’s for tv’s :)

applesaucemanny's avatar

what does it look like exactly?

Tink's avatar

I don’t know how to post links exactly and it’s a little black one. And the connection fits my iPod, and it has 3 cable stringys and they each have a head, but it doesn’t have a connection thing it’s like the one you send me

applesaucemanny's avatar

okay so if it looks like this
http://img.eforbuy.com/P00245_1_image.jpg
you could just plug it in to your TV and listen to it there

Tink's avatar

Ok it looks like that but you cant plug it in the colored ones in anything

applesaucemanny's avatar

well if you can’t see the three red,white, and yellow holes in the front you can usually find them in the back

Tink's avatar

Huh idk, damn I wish I could take it a picture and send it to you

applesaucemanny's avatar

yeah having like a webcam conversation would be a lot easier

applesaucemanny's avatar

soo.. what now?

Tink's avatar

Idk….... :)

Pcrecords's avatar

Hmm if the aux is the standard red White phono plugs you should be able to plug in using the cable from the tv (just ignore the yellow one) if there is any way of removing the speaker cable from the back of your computer they should plug straight into your iPod.

Tink's avatar

I go it now people!!!! I had the wrong end connected to my iPod totally something I would do : ]

applesaucemanny's avatar

woah, well at least you got it now :)

Tink's avatar

Yup all late

applesaucemanny's avatar

better late than never I always say

Tink's avatar

Yup now I can make people mad by turning up the loud volume!!!!

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