If you are using an external headset your Laptop should pop up the RealTek Management Window prompting for the device connection that the laptop has just detected and you will just click ok for mic and headphone and you are ready to run. The microphone on the laptop plataform and internal speakers work as well, I had no problems whatsoever.
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The microphone may not be configured properly in Skype. If the person cannot hear you then, either your microphonedriver not installed or not working OR the microphone is not configured inSkype. To test your microphone then click on Start - All Programs - Accessories -Entertainment - Sound recorder. Then record your voice and then play it back.If this is OK then the microphone need to be configured in Skype. To configure the microphone - Open Skype - Tools - Options -Audio Settings for the Microphone THEN click on Save.
I will first want to ask that do your laptop have a built in microphone like that use for speech recognition? If yes, has your skype account been configured to use this microphone? if no, configure that in the settings tab of your skype account.
If your laptop do not have an in built microphone then get a head phone that has a microphone attached to it and configure it in your skype account.
If you have a WEB camera you need to configure your video Webcam settings. Open Skype click on Tools - Options - Video Settings - select your Webcam model.
When you open Skype click on Tools - Options - Audio Settings and click on Microphone and select the microphone you are using and save the setting. If you still have problems with your mic. then - To test if the microphone is working, go to Start - Programs - Accessories - Entertainment - Sound Recorder and record you voice. Can you see your voice recording, the green line should vary as you speek. If you see a flat green line, then the microphone is either faulty or the wrong microphone is selected.
It appears that your Acer has 3 ports in the front center bottomportion of the laptop. One of them should be for plugging in an external microphone, one should be for external speakers, and one should be an input jack.http://complap.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/acer-travelmate-2420-2.192120139_std.jpg
It appears that your Acer has 3 ports in the front center bottom
portion of the laptop. One of them should be for plugging in an
external microphone, one should be for external speakers, and one
should be an input jack.