"A quick visit to your nearest Radio Shack may be your solution. The work around is to purchase a small usb audio device made by Gigaware. Specifically it's the 'Gigaware HeadPhone to Stereo USB Adapter with Microphone.' This device plug's into any USB socket and provides audio I/O functionality. If you can't find it at your local Radio Shack store, you can purchase it online for $20.00."