Hi, When I try to plug in the external microphone to my Dell Inspiron 6400, it popup a window asking for either microphone or line-in or take no action.I tried by selecting both the options but still the mike is not able to recognize my voice.Please advice
Double click on the volume icon on the system bar (lower righ corner, asuming you are using windows), this will display the volume controls. Now, click on Otions -> Properties and select "Record", MAYBE you will need to change the Mixing Device in order to do this, click on accept or ok and the volume panel now contains the recording volume controls, check the silence mark ys not checked for the mic, adjust your volume settings if needed. Good Luck!.
To get the original volume config, just do the same selecting the play option.
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I am sorry to say but, the 6400/E1505 does not have an internal mic. You need External. Sorry.
Specs only show a MIC connection.
IEEE 13944-USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) compliant 4-pin connectorsFlash Memory Slot - Secure Digital (SD) and SD/IO compliant 5-in-1 Combo Card connector - reads MS, MS Pro, SD/SDIO, MMC, xD CD type I/II, & IBM Microdrive through ExpressCard adapterVideo: 15-pin monitor connectorS-Video: 7-pin mini-DIN connectorAudio jacks: Stereo headphones/speakers mini-connector (same as line-out), microphone mini-connector
Hi, The problem could have been caused due to power management settings. Go to Control Panel>Power options. Under power schemes change it to normal. Click apply and OK . Then check if the MIC is working fine or not.
I'm assuming you have Windows Vista. If so, you may need to change the default microphone, particularly if you have a built-in microphone on the computer.
1. Right-click the speaker icon next to the clock in the system tray.
2. Select "Recording Devices"
3. Select "Microphone" or whatever item you want to record with.
There will be a VU meter showing the input level. Try talking into you mike and see if the VU meter goes up. If so, you're good to go.
1. Click the "Properties" button in the screen mentioned above
2. Move the "Volume" and "Boost" sliders up.
3. Click "OK." 4. Check your VU meter again.
If this does not work it is possible you selected the properties for the wrong device. Click on another device and repeat the last 4 steps again.
the external mic must be unplugged for it to work and you need to reconfigure the internal mic if it doesn't work... there should be an option for this under start>settings>control panel> audio> microphone