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Webcam microphone problem

Hi I have a problem with getting sound on skype.I have a webcam with a built in microphone.When it is all set up and we can see and hear who we are talking to they cannot hear us.Clicking enable microphone does not work!!

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Hi the microphone on the webcam probably isn't working or its turned off or volume is muted / low. I would suggest you get a 2-5 usd cheap mic from a local store and plug it into your sound card mic plug. Problem solved.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

  • Ekse Dec 28, 2008

    Also check skype settings that its using the webcam microphone instead of the sound cards microphone.

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