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I cannot get headset of anykind to work on my gateway. There is no sound on the headset. tells me that mic may be muted. Have gone so far as to buy a headset that is designed for vista and still does not work

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  • marjj Oct 15, 2008

    my sound card works for the external speakers but will not let the headset or mic work, they are plugged into the jacks on the front of the pc

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Well..check the settings for sound, through control panel, to ensure that the mic is indeed Not muted..then you may have a sound card issue

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Using a headset


Check to sound volume level, increase it if required.
Check the mute button has not been selected.
Check Device manager for the audio device, if there a yellow mark against the audio device then the audio driver has not been installed - reinstall the audio driver.
You can download the device drivers for your model Gatewaylaptop from this WEB site. Make sure you select your model laptop and thecorrect Windows drivers. Click on this link to download the drivers: -
http://driver-pro.com/related/english/hardware-drivers/?a=12221&gclid=COmm19XHtpwCFSMSagodPRuwnQ&hit=1

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Hi there i have an xps 420 computer and my mic isn't working it says its plugged in and recognizes it but no sound come out and i even tried recording and nothing happens. i tried my mic on another...


first you can check your mic is muted..just open control panel and there will get the option of sound properties after u can check there mic is muted or note.otherwise you must reinstall your audio sound card driver because this issue is same as audio driver problem.if u still have the same issue after reinstall your driver you must reinstall your operating system.if still have the same issue?? you must check your mic port of your computer.thank you.

Sep 05, 2011 | Dell XPS 420 PC Desktop

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Recently bought an Alba HS-820USB headset with mic. Headphones work perfectly but mic is not receording any sound. The headsets didn't come with any software, I think it should be plug and play. Is this a...


just interchange the plugs behind your cpu it must work. and got to controll panell sound devices, advance options click options, properties then change to recording if ur mic vol is mute then uncheck it.

Jan 10, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Toshiba satelite isn't recognizing that the


Have you tried using a different mic? If its a cheap mic It may have very well just quit working(or never worked).
Is it a new laptop? If not, any previous issues/problems?

"Apparently" the drivers are updated? "Apparently" isn't exactly a good term to use when it comes to something like drivers. Its either: Yes, they are or No, they are not. Make sure they are first.

To test if the mic is/isn't working go to Control Panel> Sounds and Audio Devices>Advanced Button(Bring up the Mixer)>Properties>Make sure Mic is checked in the list. Go back to the mixer, and un-mute the mic and slide the volume bar all the way if it isn't already. Now talk into the mic, is it playing threw the speakers? Yes? No?

From what you've provided I would guess its just a bad/broke mic. I'd suggest investing in something better, like a headset with the mic built in(as you'll probably need one at some point anyways).

Oct 22, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P15-S470 (PSP10U-0GGPGR)...

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Dell 840, hedset doesnt work. I've changed windows but nothing happen for headset.


fist check the mute button on the headset, ive had mine muted several times and forgot =P. now go into your sound properties menu, and gor to the "recording" area. make sure that all devices are enabled (line in , mic, cd, ect...) now that youve done that a mixer will pop up. uncheck the mute button for mic in, and select the box under it to make it the primary input device. turn it up. then make sure in the device list that "stereo mix" is not checked. this should solve your problem.

Aug 19, 2009 | Dell PC Desktops

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Does my computer have a built in mic?


Hi Jaygeewallac,

I tried to locate a manual for your computer to find more details - no success. (But found a lot of people having the same issue...) Regardless - I don't think that your computer is equipped with a microphone; laptops usually have a built-in one, desktops don't.
You can always try: Go to start -> All Programs -> Accessories ->
Entertainment -> Sound Recorder
and try to record something. If you were successful - your PC has a built in microphone!

However - if you want to use Skype, I strongly recommend to use a headset with a microphone. I am using this program daily and although my laptop has a mic and speakers, I always use my headset. Without it you have to stick your head to where your mic is located and turn the volume of the speakers up a lot so you are able to understand what your son is saying. Don't do it.

A USB headset costs you between 20 -50$ and you can either get it online (Newegg or Tigerdirect) or at your local RadioShack or BestBuy. I would recommend buying it locally, because in case it does not fit your head comfortably, you can exchange it very easy.
I would furthermore recommend a USB connection, because it is not as flimsy as two small audio connectors and also easier to plug in and out.

Did this informatin help you? If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I am happy to help you with whatever you want to know.

Mar 31, 2009 | PC Desktops

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My mic on D845GLAD board is not working


Hi!
It's very psssible that it is MUTED.
Go to the control panel and the sound icon. Open that to advanced and see if the muted is turned on.
You did not say if this was a headset or speakers. It would help if I knew it was the onboard sound or an add on.
Thanks!

Feb 22, 2009 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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I bought a Logitech webcam and the sound won't come though. It states my input level is not high emough but I can't find it to change it please


My understanding is that a webcam is only a webcam not a webcam+mic (mic=microphone for sound to be input) unless your webcam has video and sound capabilities.

1. get a mic
2. if you webcam is supposed to be also a mic, (I have yet to see one of those myself) you should hook up the connector for the microphone (usually a a red trs plug/connector) to your pc.
3. make sure your have run the video/sound wizard of your instant message application to test your video, mic and speakers. (to see, talk and be heard and hear what the others are saying)

are you trying to hear what the other person is saying when having a video conversation?
1. check your speakers are properly connected, powered and turned on.
2. check your speakers (and mic aswell) are not muted (check your speaker icon on the system tray and check your volume controls by doing right and/or left click on the speaker icon on the system tray.
3. make sure your have run the video/sound wizard of your instant message application to test your video, mic and speakers. (to see, talk and be heard and hear what the others are saying)
4. make sure your sound adapter's drivers are installed and your device is working properly (check device manager by going to start>run> type devmgmt.msc the press enter and make sure that under sounds you don't have any ? (no drivers) or ! driver problem for your sound adapter.

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