Question about Dell Inspiron 1521 Notebook
Ok maybe we get lucky, click on the speaker and bring up the audio panel, uncheck microphone mute, little box by the microphone. That may be all you need, if it is please leave a comment for me. Thanks
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
I have a Dell Inspirion 1521 same mic issue.....so it was corrected driver R167846
Title: Audio: SIGMATEL STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio Driver
Version : A02
OEM name : SIGMATEL
OEM Version: 126.96.36.19909
Computers : Inspiron: 1420, 1520, 1521, 1720, 1721; Vostro Notebook: 1400, 1500, 1700; XPS: M1330, M1730
OSes : Windows Vista 32-bit Business,Windows Vista 32-bit Home Basic,Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium,Windows Vista 32-bit Ultimate,Windows Vista 64-bit Business,Windows Vista 64-bit Home Basic,Windows Vista 64-bit Home Premium,Windows Vista 64-bit Ultimate
Languages : Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese-S, Chinese-T, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
Created : Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Posted on Feb 27, 2010
Assuming XP since no operating system is specified.
Assuming internal microphone since external/internal specified.
Assuming you have the microphone plugged into the correct hole if external.
Double click on your speaker icon in the tray (icons next to your clock)
From the menu select options> then properties. check the "recording" option. Turn all the volums all the way up and select one at a time (slect box) and test your mic.
Posted on Mar 29, 2010
Firstly, what Operating System came with you Inspiron 1521? It's either Windows XP or Windows Vista, my guess would be that it has Windows Vista (If you've not replaced the Operating System since you purchased it).
I would imagine that if it's not something simple like the volume of the mic being set to zero or muted, then it could be an issue with the drivers.
If you are running Vista, your best bet is to download the following drivers
Although it's listed as Intergrated Webcam, your microphone would be part of your built in webcam, so with any luck, installing the drivers from the link above should solve your problem.
If not just let me know, and I'll be happy to investigate further :-).
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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