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Not able to use the microphone

GOt the same motherboard and had been replaced but the problem is that the microphone section of the motherboard does not work.The microphone had been replaced with new one when I plug in it still does not detect any sound from it. Able to hear songs but the does not detech any voice when I checked the sound card software that came with the motherboard the line in option remains greyed out don't know why.even reinstalling the drivers of sound card does not work any recommendations.

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Re: not able to use the microphone

If the mic is greyed out, then it's not available. Are you sure that you have installed everything for the sound card? In most cases, sound cards come with their own software that you can install along with the hardware...Sometimes the extra software is needed even when the sound is integrated with the motherboard. I would check the manufacturer's website to make sure that you have all the necessary software.

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Hi there, first check the image below. You've got USB 3 and 4, and AUDIO section. For the USB, pins 1 and 2 represent front panel USB power on both 3 and 4. As for AUDIO connection, pin 1 is Front Panel Microphone input signal, pin 3 is Microphone Power, pins 5 and 6 are for Right Channel audio signal to Front Panel and pins 9 and 10 are for Left Channel audio signal to Front Panel.

You can find more details in the motherboard's manual, page 23 and 24.


Jan 23, 2011 | EliteGroup P4M800PRO-M478 Motherboard

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Hello i have a toshiba l305 laptop and can't get the internal mic to work with any program that uses it

The Microphone might not be working, as it may not be enabled.
However, you may enable the Microphone manually by performing the below steps:
For Windows XP:

1) Double-click on the Volume Control. 2) Select the "Properties" option from the "Options" menu. 3) Select the "Recording" option in the "Adjust volume for" section. 4) Click the OK button. 5) Check the box labeled "Select" under the microphone volume and you should now be able to adjust the volume for the microphone.

For Windows Vista:
1) Right click Speaker near Clock - Recording Devices - right click in box - check 2) Show Disconnected Devices and Show Disabled Devices - check your mic - highlight them and then on lower right properties. 3) Make sure the proper one is enabled and check other settings - on Levels tab make sure MUTE is unchecked and APPLY / OK changes.

For Windows 7:

1) Right click on the volume icon in the system tray and then click “Recording devices”. 2) Right click on the blank place in the popped up window and then select “Show Disabled Devices” and “Show Disconnected Devices”. 3) Right click on Microphone and then click “Enable”. 4) Highlight the microphone and then choose “Set as Default Device”. 5) Click Apply. 6) Select Microphone and click on Properties. 7) Click on Levels tab. The default Microphone Boost is set to 0, increase it.
Hope this helps.

Jun 23, 2010 | Motherboards

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Microphone not detecting sound in sound recorder

1. Right click the sound icon in the system tray
2. Click "Adjust audio properties"
3. Go to the "Voice" tab at the top
4. Ensure that a device is selected for the section "Voice Recording"--ensure the appropriate device is seleted--most likely ti will just be one option --make sure it is selected

Dec 19, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1520 Motherboard

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I have a P5GD1- vm motherboard.when I use a microphone I cann't have my voice neither to voice chat nor to record it. I mean I cann't sent my voice or record it using mic. my microphone is ok and I have...


check that the line in and the microphone in or the rear pink in is unmuted. This is a general issue. Try doing this through volume mixer recording and playback section

Oct 11, 2009 | ASUS P5GD1-VM Motherboard

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Backpanel socket for microphone is not recognised. Speaker socket is alright.

in order to hear sound on the microphone you need to check the Mixer settings as the default setting for microphone (for playback) is mute as you would get some horrible feedback..

double click on the speaker icon in the bottom left and chose properties from the options menu you may (or may not) have the option to select microphone for playback, however there should be a setting for recording which should give you a slider to set the recording levels for the microphone, use sound recorder or other recording software to test microphone is working

Apr 13, 2009 | Intel Motherboard

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My Microphone is not working

Simply enable the microphone and check the audio control tab to see if the microphone is not mute....sodeep

Dec 12, 2008 | Asrock 775i65G Motherboard

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Microphone doesn't work

the jack of your pc has a hardware fault ,so it is not accepting the microphone.

Oct 26, 2008 | ASUS M2NPV-VM Motherboard

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Microphone can be detected but doesnt work

Go to start then control pannel then sounds and audio devices. Then in in the volume tab select advanced in the device volume section. When the mixer comes up go to options then properties select the recording option a recording mixer will come up make sure to check the microphone box. Raise the level in the ixer and you should be golden. If you want to hear the mic select playback mixer and raise the mic level. Hope this helps. : ]

Dec 09, 2007 | ASUS P5RD1-VM Motherboard

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Microphone port not working

in advanced settings there would be options for microphone boost and something else...disable both...i dont know the reason why this happens but mic doesnt work with those options enabled....

Dec 05, 2007 | ASUS A8N-VM Motherboard

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Need help with pci express on my mobo I can’t get the PCI-E X16 slot to work on my new/old 939 mobo. It’s an old socket 939, but new, right out of the package. Might be presumptive of me to dump all this info here, but the computer is for my homemade lab and I teach high school in a poor neighborhood, so any help you might give is for a good cause. Here are the build’s specs: CPU: Athlon 64 Fx55 Mobo: AN8 VM with Nvidia 6150 onboard, with a pci-e x16 slot Mem: 2x 1gb sticks of DDR 400 PSU: 600 Watt Corsair When I tried to install a new pci-e x16 card, Radeon HD 5450, the monitor gets no signal. The computer comes on, does not post (keyboard does not light up), cpu fan and PSU fan both turn on, but nothing else happens. When I then take the pci-e card out and plug the monitor cord into the onboard video card, everything works fine, but ONLY if I take the pci-e card out. When I leave the pci-e card in and plug the cord into the onboard card there’s still no signal Things I’ve tried already: I plugged the card into another computer. It works. I plugged another pci-e x16 video card, an 8800gt, into this build and the same things happen, no signal. Tried with both the onboard card’s manufacturer’s driver and the standard window’s driver and tried both of these with them enabled and disabled and uninstalled in device manager Did most of the trouble shooting here with each of the three latest versions of bios available for my machine. BIOS settings I tried: Under Northbridge configuration there are a few seemingly relevant categories of parameters that can be tweaked, “VGA Options” and “Primary Graphics Adapter” are the ones I adjusted, but to no avail. Under “VGA Options” the choices are ‘Enable’ and ‘Auto’, the descriptions in BIOS of what they do is somewhat muddled. For ‘Enable’ it says: “enable onboard VGA, this should be chosen only when nvidia external VGA was installed.” The Auto description states: “disable onboard VGA if external”. The other parameters of interest, “Primary Graphics Adapter” has two options: “PCI->PCI-E->IGP” and “IGP->PCI-E->IGP” Mostly I troubleshot with “Auto” on and “PCI->PCI-E->IPCIGP” as that seemed to make sense. Other BIOS parameters that I didn’t try to adjust, but might be relevant are: OnChip VGA Frame Buffer OnChip VGA Trap Enable Under Hypertransport Configuration LDT to Geforce frequency Repost video on S3 resume Then there’s the IRQ stuff, under which there’s an option to “Allocate IRQ to VGA.” I think the choice3 is to have Bios do so automatically. The mobo is right out of the package and everything else works like a charm. My two 1 gb mem sticks might nit match. Everything is clean and all connections have been checked and double checked, what’s more I’ve tested the cards and monitor and they work. It must be either the pci-e X16 slot is broken somehow but hopefully I’m missing something in BIOS which someone here can shed some light on. Thanks in advance.

Jan 16, 2012 | ASUS A8N-VM Motherboard

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