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Re: Cannot use microphone.
Hi I have had a similar problem with a Mic, too things to try , first try it on a different appliance to rule out the appliance you are using, if it still doesn't work then it's most likely a short somewhere, tough to repair but worth a shot if you have the patience.
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. Open up your control panel and double click on audio device properties. There you'll find your device settings for sound , audio , input and output device settings . You will select your headset for your audio and microphone properties . Also , follow the instructions to set up your microphone input levels .
I found this on the Turtle Beach website:
If you or other players hear echoes in Live Chat:
Does it happen if you use the Microsoft communicator?
Mute the microphone on your headset. Does the echoing stop?
In the Xbox Dashboard > Settings > Live, set the voice to Play Through Both and unplug the talkback-controller cable. Does the echoing stop?
Echoing can sometimes be caused by high latency ("lag") on your internet connection. This may come and go depending on how much bandwidth is being used in your area.
If your talkback-controller cable's plug gets dirty, this can also cause echoing or static. Also check the input jack on the controller and make sure no foreign objects are in there.
Read these links for more advice:
Echoing can be caused by "a poor connection between the headset and the controller."
"The most likely cause is either a plug that isn't pushed all the way in, or gunk on the plug."
"If you hear echo, then... someone in the chat session... needs to clean off their metal headset plug."
The static noise may be caused by dust! To clean it out spray some Servisol video 40 into the volume control and move it up and down. If it goes away it was just dust.
The mic is another thing. The only thing I can think off ist that it's got switched off somehow on your laptop. Or either the control panel slider for microphone input is set to low?
You can get Servisol from Radioshack USA or Maplin UK or that type of shop.
1. Double click on the volume control icon in the system tray, that is on the right hand bottom side of the screen. Check if the microphone is muted.
2. Right click on the same icon, and select "adjust audio properties." You will now get a window that says Sounds and Audio Devices Properties. Click on the tab named voice on top of that window, and check what is selected as the voice recording device. Check in the drop down menu to change the device and use the "test hardware" option to test the mic.
3. Make sure your microphone is working fine. Other people are not hearing your music from your microphone, but from your system itself.
I'm not 100% sure it's the microphone in your case, since I am experiencing the same problem right now with another microphone. I borrowed a working headset from my friend and it is not working either. My volume is up like yours and I can barely hear myself. I am updating the drivers soon and I'll let you know if that fixes it.
Try going to Control Panel -> Sounds and Audio Devices
Click on Voice Tab and make sure the proper device is selected. Click on Volume and make sure levels are appropriate. Lastly, click on Test Hardware and wait until you can speak into the mic to see the voice levels. If you can see the voice levels, then your mic probably works and it is just an issue of configing the COD settings.