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Microphone Problem My problem is, I cannot use a microphone on my PC. I tried one belonging to a friend. I inserted it into the pink holder at the back of the PC. but nothing happens. Should I have a certain card installed or what. On Users Manual P64 you give a description on No 7. What do I do.

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Re: Microphone Problem

The pink socket on the back of the pc is almost certainly a part of the special card you thought you might need, so probably no need to go out and buy new hardware. Usual cause of this sort of problem is in the pc settings. Open "volume control" on the computer (right click the system tray icon, and select "open volume controls" on older Windows versions, pick it up off Start_Programmes_Accessories_Entertainment on newer versions) and check that the microphone level is turned up far enough, and is either "enabled" or "not muted" (be a little careful, as the playback and recording levels and muting are controlled on separate screens - you can switch between them using the properties box on the options menu). Hopefully this will get you going. A.

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How to connect mike in computer

  • Look for the sound card on the back of the computer. This will have a 15-pin connector and several colored jacks.

  • Locate the microphone jack. Although some manufacturers will stray from the norm, the microphone jack is typically colored red or pink and/or will probably have a picture of a microphone.

  • Connect the microphone into the jack.

  • Click "Start," then click "Control Panel," then click "Hardware and Sound," then click "Manage Audio Devices" under the "Sound" category. This opens the "Sound" window.

  • Click the "Recording" tab. Here you will see a picture of a microphone. To the right of the picture should be a sound bar.

  • Test the microphone by speaking into it. If the sound bar lights up, then the microphone is plugged in correctly and ready to use. If the sound bar remains gray, then there is no signal. Try another jack on your sound card and repeat the steps to test your microphone. If you still can't get the microphone to work review your computer documentation or contact the manufacturer's technical support.

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    I only need your help to solve a connection problem. I just purchased a video and microphone device. I am not getting sound from the mike. What slot do i connect the mike wire to?

    Usually the cables are color coded. Green is the speakers and pink is the microphone. That's the colours you should have on the jacks ports on your PC. It should have a microphone image next to it as well.


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    1/ I switched computers, downloaded the program on the new, and now I can't get a voice. The microphone is on, volume is on. 2./ somehow 4 people with off color ads are on my messenger list and I can't...

    I assume you're troubleshooting a problem with your microphone, since you mentioned that.

    1. Verify all physical connections are all the way in. Speakers and microphone sometimes stop before they are all the way in.

    2. Verify that you have sound (play music or any sound file). If Windows Media Player gives you an error, google it (use caution here). If there is no sound and no error message, reinstall driver for audio (from Mfg website or "Driver" CD that may have come with your computer).

    3. Use Control Panel, Sound, to check for settings that mute sound (check boxes). If you change anything document it carefully beforehand and test frequently, as there are many settings. If you change something and it does not fix the problem, it is a good idea to change it back right away--unless it's obviously wrong (mute checked).

    3. If all else fails, try the illogical solution that sometimes works for me: Remove the microphone plug from the back of the PC (plug and port are usually pink). Plug it into the wrong hole (blue or green), then plug it in where it belongs. Every 8 years I find a microphone that is not fixed by any of the usual (logical) fixes. And this has worked twice for me.

    Computers, you can't live with em, and you can't live without em!

    Hope this helps. Please rate the answer. It's my first post!

    Please also seperate two questions from now on. It's impossible to tell which one you are still trying to solve. I know nothing about deleting people.

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    Where does a microphone plug in?

    it is usuall at the back of the case next to the speakers. the speakers have a green circle, while the microphone will be purple or pink.
    there maybe a port in the front of the case.

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    Where to plug in microphone on dell dimension 5150 pc

    Look on the back of the unit for a Pink connector.
    The sound card usually has the Speakers, inline and Microphone color coded. Some Dell units have a microphone and speaker connection located in the front. Door swings up or out to reveal extra USB plugs and these connectors.

    Good luck!
    Hope this helps!

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    I just borrowed this picture. Anyway, you plug the microphone jac on the PINK slot. Green is for the speakers or the sound output.

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    have you checked the settings under control panel/sounds and audio devices?
    open that up click the voice taband under voice recording press the volume button, check to see if the check box has a tick in it under microphone and that the volume is turned up. try the test hardware button to test your mic and adjust the levels from within the wizard.

    hope this gets you headed in the right direction

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    Is there a microphone dell dimension 3000?

    Microphones on desktops are external, they connect to the pink connector in back or infront on your case. Once connected,doble click on the speaker icon on the systems tray by the clock. This will open up volume display, if microphone is not displayed open options select properties,select MIC volume checked, un-mute mic on volume control..



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