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Cannot detect sound input (mike not working with any headph)

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I'm trying to use yahoo msg for calling. I can hear when someone calls me , however, my mike seems to have a prob. I've changed headph but in vain. I dono wat to do. ALso, mysteriously my sound control icon in taskbar has disappeared and I'm unable to place it as the error says "Volume control program has not been installed" . Kindly help !!!!

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Right click in the taskbar,then click properties,then click notification area and tick the volume box. it should go back to the tray. Then right click the volume icon and goto recording devices,choose the device you wish to use and then click properties. Ensure that it is enabled. Then goto your yahoo settings and select the cam/audio settings and choose the device you wish to run in yahoo. Make sure you check the box 'ALLOW OTHER PROGRAMMES TO USE THIS DEVICE'

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