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Sound and microphone problems

I recently purchased a headset with a microphone to use to talk over the internet via Skype, but I cannot for the life of me make the microphone work on this laptop (Dell Inspiron E1505). The whole of the headset works fine on my friend's computer, so there's nothing wrong with the headset. I've followed all the troubleshooting guides provided by Dell AND Skype, but the laptop simply does not sense sound through the microphone whatsoever.
Still, when I plug it in, it asks for whether I want to use it as a line out or as a microphone, so it knows what I'm putting in there--but the sound/audio section of the control panel still cannot detect a sound.
what am I supposed to do?

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  • bricorc Dec 02, 2008

    I too have bought a Skype headset with microphone and cannot get my e1505 to take cognizance of it. What is the solution

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    Does the Dell inspiron E1505 have a mic?

  • shelbytate1 Apr 27, 2009

    Dell Inspiron E1505 microphone input will not work. It did work at one time, but no more. Microphone is known to be good.

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Check for proper drivers for your sound card it will solve you problem....

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