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Dell Inspirion 1521 Laptop Microphone Wont Work

I have a dell inspirion 1521 and My Microphone does not pick up any sound. Please Help.

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  • zephoryne Dec 31, 2008

    Bonjour
    J'ai réinstaller mon PC Inspiron 1521 mais le micro incorporé ne fonctionne pas ..... Pouvez vous m'aider à trouver une solution
    Merci d'avance




  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    the microphone wont work

  • rorokoko Sep 10, 2009

    when i connect microphone didnt hear my voice but the signal is worked and hear noise

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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: 6.10.0.5609
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

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Checklist:
1. sound driver 2. microphone settings in volume control applet 3. tap test (tap the area around the microphone and see if eg Sound Recorder picks it up) 4. external microphone
If you get to step 4 before you get anything then your problem is one of missing or damaged microphone.

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SOURCE: have a dell inspirion 1521 and My Microphone does

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

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&releaseid=R173082&SystemID=INS_PNT_PM_1521&servicetag=&os=WLH&osl=en&deviceid=15135&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=3&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=0&libid=17&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&source=-1&fileid=235336

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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