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Re: Volume dropping in and out while recording audio.

Hey Walter, thanks for answering my question so quickly.

Is it at all possible to avoid resoldering the motherboard? Could I maybe buy an external USB sound card and disable my internal one?


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I’ve never tried using an external USB sound card before but apparently they are available. As far as disabling your existing sound card, check in the BIOS (Setup Menu <F2>). It is also possible to disable under “Device Manager”. Here’s a link to service and owner’s manual for your model: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6400/en/index.htm




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How to detect microphone in laptop


Hi,

I think it would be better if we check that the built-in microphone is working on your machine.

Internal microphone

The internal microphone is located near the top of the notebook LCD display or near the bottom of the LCD display near the hinge. Use the following best practices to better capture sound with the microphone.

-Adjust the notebook PC screen to place the microphone in the best direction for receiving sound.

-Speak directly into the microphone. Avoid speaking away from the microphone.

-When using the internal microphone, choose an environment without background noise.


Testing the record function on the notebook PC

1. Click Start , then Programs , Accessories , Entertainment , and then Sound Recorder .
2. Click Record (the red dot) and speak into the microphone.
3. When you are finished recording, click Stop (the gray rectangle).
4. To play back the recording, click Play (the gray arrow pointing to the right).

If happens that the recording with the microphone have no sound we have check the settings.

Checking microphone settings

1. Click Start , then Programs , Accessories , Entertainment , and then Volume Control .
2. A Volume Control or Master Volume window opens.
3. Click Options , and then Properties .
4. Select Recording , and make sure Microphone is selected.
5. Click OK . The Volume Control window should change to a Recording Gain Control window.
6. Click Options again and then click Advanced Controls . If Advanced Controls is unavailable, then an alternate microphone is not available. Proceed to the next series of steps.
7. Remove the check next to Alternate microphone , click Close , and test the microphone. If there is still no sound, continue to the next step

Ensuring the correct recording device is selected

1. Access sound properties:

-In Windows XP, to access the sound control panel applet, click Start , then Control Panel . Click Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices , and then click Sounds and Audio Devices .

-In Windows 95, 98, and Me, click Start , Settings , and Control Panel . Double-click Sounds and Multimedia , or Multimedia . The Sounds and Multimedia Properties window opens.

2. Click the Audio tab.

3. Under Sound Playback , select the audio device that is installed on the computer (there should be only one).

4. Under Sound Recording , select the audio device that is installed on the computer. It should be the same as the listing under Sound Playback .

5. Click OK .

6. Close the Sound and Multimedia Properties window and test the recording.


Feel free to reply if happens the steps I've told you is not working. Hope it helps.

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I have a satellite A135-S4677 laptop and I cant get the microphone to work!!!! please help....


Goto Start-> Settings-> Control Panel click on sound and audio devices.Click on advanced button under device volume.
On the popup control click on options properties and click on recording if you cannot access that select the drop down above and click on input and then click on ok. Un mute the mic and if you have a recording volume slider , set it to the level you want. Now test by speaking into your mic and set recording volume.

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Audio on Dell Webcam Central And voice record isn't working


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My built-in microphone is not working on my inspiron 1525. nothing is muted and when i look at the audio equipment installed there is nothing there. I tried to download the driver but it said there was an...


Hi,
You can try the steps below and it should fix the problem.
A.Adjust the Audio Source Control Volume for the Microphone
1. Double-click the Volume icon in the system tray located in the bottom right side of the screen.
2. Click to uncheck any check marks in the boxes next to Mute to turn off muting for each volume control.
3. Click and drag each Volume Control slider to the top of the scale, if necessary.
4. Click Options and then click Properties.
5. Click to select the Recording radio button.
6. Click to check all the boxes listed under Show the following Volume controls:.
7. Verify the Mic Volume box is checked and click the OK button.
8. Click to uncheck the Mute box to turn off muting for the Mic Volume, if necessary.
9. Adjust the Mic Volume slider until it is near the top of the Volume Control scale.
10. Click Options and then click Exit to close the Volume Control window.
B. Test Sound Recording with the Dell Diagnostics
Follow the link below to run PSA
http://tinyurl.com/6f3lcd
1. Ensure the system is powered off.
2. Press and hold the Fn key while system is powered off and press the power button to power the system on.
3. Release both buttons in 5-10 seconds.
4. The PSA diagnostics sequence begins. Tests will be performed automatically.
5. A message will display “where the color bars displayed”. Press ‘Y’ to continue testing.
6. Make note of any alert tones or error messages and forward it to us.
7. When a prompt comes to run more memory tests, Press “NO”.
8. Another test starts and chooses option “TEST SYSTEM”.
9. Please select “CUSTOM TEST” from the options.
10. Please locate “Audio”, click on that, and find “quick test only” (right top corner). Start test, by clicking on the start test button.
11. Make note of any alert tones or error messages and forward it to us.
Download and Install the Latest Audio Driver
Uninstall the Audio Driver
1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.
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7. Right-click the name of the driver you want to uninstall and then click Uninstall or Remove.
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1. Go to the below mentioned link.
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Hello boannarrow,

Please try the following:
Click Start > Control Panel
If the title of your control panel says "Pick a Category", click "Switch to classic view" on the left hand side of he screen. Otherwise, just follow the steps below:
Open "Sounds and audio devices"
Go to the "Audio" tab
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Make sure the checkbox by "Select" under Mic Volume is checked, and raise the volume of your microphone here.
Click OK until you are back in the control panel.
Try your microphone again. If it still does not work, let us know so we can continue to help.

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I had the same issue. This is what I found. It seems the Realtek audio and the Microsoft volume drivers are conflicting with each other. If you look at the bottom right (next to clock) you should see the usual grey speaker icon (Microsoft Master Volume controller) and you may also see a reddish speaker (Realtek audio) icon. This should indicate that both are controlling your audio.

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Volume dropping in and out while recording audio.


If you jiggle the cable and it starts working, then you probably have a cold or broken solder connection on the audio jack. The sound card is not a card but integrated into the motherboard. You could have a technician re-solder the connections on the motherboard but if that doesn’t work the motherboard will have to be replaced.



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How increase my mic volume


a) to hell with calling india, they are as dumb as bush is.
b) click start > accessories > entertainment > volume controls. when the volume controls open, click on file (drop down menu) then select recording, then click ok. when the recording volume controls come up. select microphone as the default recording device, and make sure the mute box is not checked. slide the volume control slider most of the way up.
c) if you are using yahoo's call-out, run the audio wizard in yahoo messenger before making call.
d) plug your microphone into other 3.5 mm jacks on computer, and use window's sound recorder to see if the computer is picking up audio through the mic.
e) make sure your microphone's mute switch is not turned on (if applicable).

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Hi Annika,
The setting of Microphone Volume depends on whic is your hardware and which Operating system you are using. Also in which software you are trying to use.

I am describing here a general way how to addjust microphone volume
  • See the following pic:
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  • The above picture is from my icon tray, you can find it on your right-bottom of the screen.
  • I have marked two icons the first one (left) is for Realteck as its my audio device, the second (right) is from windows and its avail in all windows operating system.
  • So just double click on Volume icon (right one).
  • It will open a window like:
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  • Click on option and select properties
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  • Then click on Recording and then on ok button as follows:
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  • Then a window will appear with all audio input devices you have on your system, If there are more than one then select microphone.
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  • Addjust your volume as per your need.
  • and finally...............:))

If any problem just Ask me.
Gud Luck
Iqbal

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