I have an HP Pavilion dv6000 with a SmartAudio 221 sound card. How can I switch the audio input from the built-in microphones to the mic jack in the front of the computer? Nothing in "device manager" has that option. When I connect my stereo into the jack I can hear the sound through my headphones, but the recording program I'm using picks up the room sounds. I've reloaded the driver and rebooted, twice. Am I missing a setting somwhere? Thanks, Ken.
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Sound and Recording jacks stop working on the DV6000 series due to the ribbon cable running under the power button. when the power button is pushed it bends the flex cable and over time it breaks the connection rendering the front jacks useless you can buy a new upper button panel for about 20 dollars on ebay
1) go to Start > Control Panel > Sound
2) click the recording tab
3) Right click the device that is not the new one you bought.
4) choose Disable
1) Right click My Computer or go to Start > Control Panel > System
2) On the system window click the hardware tab
3) Click the Device Manager button
4) Scroll down to the Sound, video and game controllers.
5) Look for any device that is not your new mic as well as your sound card.
6) Right click and disable anything that are not the mentioned above.
7) Exit and test.
If you have XP and the XP Method above doesnt work then please make a comment stating so so I can give you another solution.