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G5 Audio Output


Premium Subscriber
Nov 25, 2006
Does anyone know how to activate the audio output pad on the bottom of the G5. Must be a single or combination of V+ and/or grounding of the other pad(s) to get the output to switch from the internal speaker to the external. Yes I know I could purchase the speaker dock. But I would like to 3D print a simple audio out adapter so I can get the audio routing through my mixer.

Thanks Joe



Premium Subscriber
Sep 26, 2008
SF Bay / Delta, CA
I've found that there's audio output there without doing anything, but it's very low level - around microphone level. I could hear it by feeding into the microphone input on a PC sound card, but there are loud pops when it turns on and off. Maybe there's some amplification when the "Charger & Programmer Detect" pin is activated, but I kinda doubt it. I haven't been brave enough to try grounding or feeding power to that pin yet ;)