How to Convert a USB to a Line-In Jack

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The line-in port on your computer allows you to connect a microphone or other outside audio source. However, most computers only have a single line-in jack. If you need multiple audio devices connected to your computer, you must add additional line-in jacks to the computer. To do this, you can convert one of your USB ports into a line-in jack.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • USB-to-line-in adaptor
  • Driver installation CD

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Purchase a USB-to-line-in adaptor from an online retailer or computer products store.

  2. 2

    Plug the USB-to-line-in jack adaptor into an available USB port on the computer. The adaptor typically also has a line-out jack for speakers.

  3. 3

    Inset the driver installation CD provided with your adaptor into the CD drive of the computer.

  4. 4

    Accept the license agreement and follow the brief set of prompts to complete the driver installation. Leave the prompts as the default settings.

  5. 5

    Connect a microphone or any other audio device to the line-in port on the adaptor.

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