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Webbcam works but no sound or microphone

Dos nayone know if i have ot have a separate microphone and speaker set for my webcam on my laptop. when i set up my acer web cam on my acer 4520 i had to test the micrphone inbuilt into the lap top and from sound test there was a working microphone. however when i webcam people they can not hear me and i can not hear them. if anyone can help would greatly appreciate it.
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First, make sure you have a webcam with a microphone, and run any test software the webcam came with to check and make sure it is *supposed* to work. Next, open SOUND PROPERTIES through the CONTROL PANEL and then from the menu go to ADVANCED and RECORDING and OKAY, to bring up a volume array that includes the control MICROPHONE. Then, dig around to make sure MICROPHONE is the input being selected for amplification, and try ADVANCED on MICROPHONE and turn on BOOST if it has this control. You can test whether all of this worked by opening SOUND RECORDER from ACCESSORIES and making a short recording of yourself cursing the machine and everyone who designs them. If it plays back normally, try your web camera again. If it still has no sound, the problem is in the settings of the web camera itself. Open whatever software it came with and check setting like MUTE and MICROPHONE VOLUME are set correctly.

Good luck...

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