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I can't work out how to activate my inbuilt microphone on my acer travelmate 6292 laptop to use on skype.

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  • meg_arg Nov 09, 2008

    Thank-you :), I'll have a go.

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The easiest way to find out is go into add/remove programs in the control panel (or look in some listing of all the programs on the computer). See if there is any software related to the mic. If not, contact the manufacturer and ask them if there is supposed to be software or a driver. If there is a driver that you need, They can tell you where to find it. If not, post again.

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1. Audio settings all versions

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