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Check your sound drivers from device manager, if not installed, then install updated drivers of your soud device and then it will not show any problem

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SOURCE: On SKYPE the other party cannot hear me. A message

The problem is that your sound card drivers are not installed properly.
Try to re-install your audio drivers using the driver cd, they provided to you and from the compaq website.

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Reinstall the sound driver on your laptop. Go to google and search for "Acer driver" and look for your laptop onto the Acer support website. Click on sound and download the right driver for your laptop. Install it and restart your laptop.

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You could try to select the correct sound card from Skype option menu from the dropdown menu.
You may also want to check that the sound card is correctly installed in your system

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Sound card not detected


The Sound Card not detected is part of laptop. Download the Win 7 Sound driver. Unzip and run the setup.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/NP300E5A-A01UB

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Sony vaio vgn-NR120E has no mic specially when u r on skype i can hear the caller but my voice is not heard by him...tell me the solutionWhat's your problem?


You're on a laptop and it's talking about a sound card?

If you can hear audio or the voice from the caller then you don't need a sound card.

Yes you can purchase an external mic and it just plugs into the mic port on your system. I think that might be why the caller can't hear you. All computers do not come with a built in microphone. And if you are skyping and using a web cam, all web cams don't have a built in microphone.

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Im anew account from skype


Installation
Download Skype from the Skype website (see Resources), choosing to "Install" and "Run" the program when prompted by your PC.
Double-click the Skype icon on your desktop to open Skype. A small window, titled "Welcome to Skype" will pop up, prompting you to type in your Skype name and password--if you don't have one, click on the option under the "Skype Name" input form titled "Don't Have a Skype Name?"
Input your details into the "Create a New Skype Account" window that pops up. It asks for your full name and email, and you will have to create a Skype name and password. Click "I Agree-Create Account" once you are done and have perused the Skype license agreement. The Skype interface will come up, from where you can make calls and video chat--you will be logged in under the Skype name you just created.

Using Skype
Find contacts--friends or family also on Skype--by clicking on the upper left-hand menu item in the Skype interface named "Contacts." Click on "New Contact" and input your friend's full name, email or Skype name and click "Find." Alternatively, click "Import Contacts" from the "Contacts" menu to import contacts from a number of various programs, such as existing Facebook, Hotmail and AOL accounts.
Contact another Skype user on their computer by clicking on his name in the "Contacts" panel on the left side of the Skype interface. This will bring up a number of options in the right-hand panel of the Skype interface. Click on the green button that says "Call" to make a voice call to this person's Skype account. Click on the green button that says "Video Call" to make a video call to this person's Skype account. Type an instant message into the text box at the bottom of the Skype interface to start an IM conversation with this person.
Call a land line or cell phone from Skype by clicking on the "Call Phones" button on the bottom left of the left-side panel of the Skype interface. This will bring up a large number pad in the right-hand panel of the interface, but you need Skype Credit in order to call.
Click on the "Buy Skype Credit" in the small box on the far right of the right-hand Skype interface panel. This takes you to a secure page. Follow the prompts to enter your billing address and credit card number, and your Skype Credit will be loaded. Go back to the "Call Phones" page and enter the phone number you wish to call, then press the large green button that says "Call."

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Cannot get skype camera to come on on an existing account


I can't get my webcam to work

1. Check that your webcam is switched on and plugged into your computer

2. A webcam can only be used by one application at a time, so make sure you don't have any other applications open that are accessing the webcam, e.g. other instant messaging applications or even some websites.

3. Problems with video are often caused by driver issues. A driver is the program you install with the webcam which makes the webcam work with your computer (some webcams use preinstalled drivers so you may not have had to install one). Make sure you have the latest driver installed. You can download and install the most recent drivers from the webcam manufacturer's website.

To test your webcam go to the Skype menu > Preferences > Video and tick the box Enable Skype Video. When Skype is able to use your webcam, you will see a video preview of yourself.

http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/support/user-guides/skype-for-mac/call-quality/poor-quality-video/webcam-not-working/


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I cannot run skype calls on my Lenovo L420 laptop.. I get a message: Skype cannot access your sound card.


You could try to select the correct sound card from Skype option menu from the dropdown menu.
You may also want to check that the sound card is correctly installed in your system

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I got a skype call about my computer being in danger of crashing unless i go to a web site and sign up for protection, is this a scam and how were they able to contact me by skypeing. I also got a skype...


This indeed sounds like a scam. What they will do is get you to sign up for paid protection, steal your credit card information and fraud you.

Check your profile, I would think you have an option to keep it private, otherwise I would suggest canceling your account to be on the safe side.

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I am facing some disturbing sonds like air/wind's sound while calling with G.Talk... pls help me to solve this prblm.


The sounds could be coming from an open window a fan or just general noises from where you are.

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Cannot hear my voice in microphone


These instructions are for Skype 4.2 for Windows or below. Before continuing, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to the latest version. For Skype 5.0 and above, refer to these instructions. If you're not sure which version of Skype you're using, it's easy to find out.
If the person you are talking to in a Skype-to-Skype call cannot hear you there are a number of steps you can take in order to help you set up your system correctly so that others can hear you.

Try calling Echo123. If you can hear your own recorded voice then your playback device (headphones, speakers, etc) and microphone are set up correctly and the problem might stem from low internet bandwidth, or that the person you are calling has not set up their sound devices properly.
If you cannot hear your own voice in Echo123 check that your microphone is on.

Test Echo123 again to see if the microphone now works..


THANKS.
If none of these steps work you might need to adjust your computers sound setup. Have a look at our Sounds Setup Guide.

Also check out our Troubleshooter for more help with common sound setup issues.

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On SKYPE the other party cannot hear me. A message comes "SKYPE needs to access your sound card" what is the problem?


The problem is that your sound card drivers are not installed properly.
Try to re-install your audio drivers using the driver cd, they provided to you and from the compaq website.

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My voice is mute when calling friends on skype -


Make sure you don't have your sound card muted on your computer.

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