It happened before a few weeks back, and I was able to do a system restore to get my sound back (on skype calls, they can speak to me, but not hear me). there is a "microphone" listed, also Realtek High Definition Audio, says "working" ( Control Panel---.> Sound----> Manage audio Devices---> Recording Tab. I have Vista operating system) but no sound works through my mic to skype, even though I can hear my own voice come through the mic to my ears on my headset. I tried all the dates available for a system restore, but it did not reappear as before. Can I download it again from somewhere? what can I do? it was on the computer when I bought it. I really appreciate your help. Blessings, Shondra ~ Rose of Light
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you might try to mute the mic then unmute it control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick or select audio from the microphone drop down list make sure you have the right one selected and in the volume box make sure the microphone box has a tick in it or select the voice tab and make sure that you have the right media selected also select volume make sure the box for microphone has a tick in it hope this helps
Use your system restore on the control panel. Enter the date to restore as the date you remember the microphone working. Run the program. If you don't remember when the mic last worked or had never used the mic, keep setting the date back on system restore unti yor mic is operational.l
I believe the problem is that your mic isn't working properly so follow these instructions:
1: Go to control panel and click on "sound"
2: When the sound window opens click on "recording" you should find the built in mic there in the dialog.
3: Click on your built in mic and click on configure.
4: Then, click on "levels" and set the microphone level to 50 and the microphone boost to +20.0dB
If that doesn't work try doing a system restore.Or you could try restoring the defaults on the sound pref.
This is not a problem with mic. Settings in System was changed so that mic has been muted. To enable goto contol pannel and Select Sound & Devices and Select Advanced in Device Volume there you will get Master Volume Settings Menu So that uncheck the Mic option and check for Mic Setting in that.
hope this will be helpful.
Thanks & Regards
If the sound has worked on this machine after the new hard drive was installed, then all you need to do is a system restore from the start menu, acessories/system tools. You may need to go back a couple of restore point in order to get it back, but this should do the trick. If it hasn't worked since the new hard drive was installed, then ou will need to go to the manufacturer's support site and download the drivers.
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm click on s and scroll down to Sounds.....
I have Sigmatel too. try this website. I have been working three days on my computer. i tried new drivers (said i didn't need them. i actually went to a message board where people had a similar problem and downloaded (clicked on) a patch (3 small zipped files that were registry keys). It was really scary to trust a two year old message in a message board from a stranger but it restored my sounds instantly. I did back up the registry first. I had deleted codecs (xvid) that i never used and my system sounds disappeared. If this doesn't work, keep googling phrases and look for message boards. good luck
i know this might sound a little obvious and maybe irrelevant to the problem, but did you press the switch on the mic? it will turn the mic on and off. make sure sound and mic are unmuted in windows volume control. if both are these didnt solve the problem, test the mic on another computer. if the mic works, maybe its not the mic that has the problem. if the mic doesnt work, then your mic may be defective or damaged in some way or other.
Try this test:
try repeating the "disconnecting all hardwares like DVDRW,HDD,RAMs,AGP card along with the power cables and then again re-assembled, the sound returns (this time its crystal clear) and this works for few weeks after which the problem occurs again.". Now ensure Windows restore feature is enabled. Then when "problem occurs again", revert the Windows registry back to the date when "its crystal clear". If the sound is crystal clear after restore, then you have a software or registry issue going on. If you don't mind reverting to system restore often, then stay in this recovery mode until your real problem is "crystal clear".