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Microphone not working

My PC has no 'microphone connector*' only a microphone port at the back (not the microphone connector*, its not listed on the diagram of page 1). When i try to use my mic after plugging it into the pink port, it wont record. My pc does however record the souns the computer makes. For example if I was playing music through i-Tunes and started recording it will record the song, but not when i speak. I would be very greatfull for any help. Thanks

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Make sure the device is not muted in the audio properties of whatever software you are running. Most audio programs will allow you disable it.

You should be able to go to Sounds and Audio devices in the control panel to test. Under the voice tab is a button to test hardware. Check there as well.

Hope this helps.

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How to connect microphone


Make sure microphone is compatible with your computer.

First find the port for audio jack on your computer. In case of PC, it is located either on the front or back side of the CPU. In case of laptop, check all the sides of laptop.

Once you find the suitable port, try inserting your microphone's connector into that port. If your microphone have 2 connectors, that is headphone and microphone combo, you'll have to find such port on your computer. If you cannot find suitable port, I am sorry, you won't be able to connect microphone.

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Look for a 3.5 mm microphone port on the computer. Usually the port on the back of the desktop will have a pink surround. (There will be other ports there; the usual minimum are the green port for speakers and blue one for line-in.) Put the 3.5 mm jack on the end of the cord on the microphone into the port. If you have an add-in sound card, use the microphone port on the sound card.

Some machines will also have a front panel microphone port. This will have a small mike icon next to the port.

Next you need to ensure that the audio device is set to Microphone. For Windows systems (Vista/7/8), enter the Control Panel and go to the Hardware and Sound panel. Click on Manage Audio Devices under Sound. Then click on the Recording tab. Check if the microphone listed as plugged in. Make this the default recording device. (XP has a slightly different name for the panel.) For XP through Windows 7, click on the start button and then find the Control Panel listed on the right. For Windows 8, from the desktop, press the Ctrl and X keys at the same time. Then find the Control Panel in the list. (Alternatively, activate the Charms menu, Ctrl+C or hover on the upper right of the screen. Move down and click on the gear (Settings). Then select the Control Panel.)

If the computer doesn't indicate that the microphone is plugged in, make sure that the 3.5 mm plug is in the correct port. Next try the microphone on another computer. The audio card port could be damaged or the microphone cable could be faulty. If the microphone works on another computer, you can try a USB audio adapter (StarTech ICUSBAUDIO or similar) or a new sound card. (Note: some older sound cards do not work properly on newer versions of Windows. If you have a sound card installed and the motherboard has an on-board audio device, remove the sound card. Enable the on-board audio in the computer's BIOS. Install the appropriate audio drivers. Try that audio device. Accessing the BIOS will depend on computer. Often you can press Esc, F1, F2, F10 or Delete repeatedly after you turn on the computer. If Windows starts to boot, turn off the system and try again.) If another computer doesn't recognize the microphone, I'd recommend a new microphone. Fixing the cable isn't worth the effort.

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Pc headphone volume driver


3 Ports on the side- Pink,Green,Black
Pink Port is LineIn for an external device player jack


Green Port is LineIn for the Microphone jack
Black Port is LineOut for Headset or External Speakers jack


Plug the Green jack on Headphone - into the Black Port on the laptop.
b) Go to Control Panel and open - RealTek HD Audio manager
On the top of Page are 3 Icons -


One Icon is labelled Speakers One is for Digital optics, one is for Mic,
The Speakers Icon is misleading as it is also for Headphones (LineOut)


Select Speaker Icon and make it Default. Also tick Full Range - Front LR
Ignore the 4 vertical Analog Icons on the right side.


You should now have Headphone sound if your volume is not Muted.

Click start control panel on the left select hardware and sound then select manage audio devices then recording you should see a microphone right click select enable windows 7


Click start control panel on the left select hardware and sound then select manage audio devices then recording you should see a microphone right click select configure speech recognition then you will see earphones with a speaker among a list set up a microphone headset with microphone then next and next again you should see your earphones with microphone being configured Click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it 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 make sure that you have the right media selected also select volume make sure the box for microphone has a tick in it or you might have to depending on your operating system
Click start Control Pannel
Click on Hardware and Sound


Click on Sound
then you devices should come up ; speakers, Digital Audio, and headphones


plug your headphones in
then select headphones


at the bottom it will say set as default
select that!!


then when you disconnect your headphones it automatically switches to the speakers and when you plug them back in it automatically will switch to headphones

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My microphone not working


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Hardware troubleshooting Depending on whether you are using an internal or an external microphone, follow the steps below to see if the problem is with the hardware.Show all ' Hide allcollapse_individual_default.pngTest the internal microphoneThe internal microphone is located near the top of the notebook LCD display or near the bottom of the LCD display near the hinge. Use the following best practices to capture sound more easily.
  1. Adjust the notebook screen to place the microphone in the best direction for receiving sound.
  2. Click Start , enter sound in the search field and select Sound Recorder from the list.
  3. Click Record and speak into the microphone. Save the file to an easily-accessible location, such as the desktop.
  4. To play back the recorded sound, open the file using Windows Media Player.
  5. When using the internal microphone, choose an environment without background noise.
  6. If the recorded sound does not play back, continue to the next section of this document.
collapse_individual_default.pngTest the external microphoneVerify that the microphone port and the microphone are working properly.
  1. Test the microphone on a known, working portable tape recorder, another computer, or a device that accepts the microphone connector.
  2. Click Start , enter sound in the search field and select Sound Recorder from the list.
  3. Click Record and speak into the microphone. Save the file to an easily-accessible location, such as the desktop.
  4. To play back the recorded sound, open the file using Windows Media Player.
  5. If the recorded sound does not play back, continue to the next section of this document.
  6. If the microphone successfully records the voice, test the record function on the computer. If the microphone does not work properly on another computer or on a tape recorder, try using a different microphone.
collapse_individual_default.pngSet the default microphoneIf the external microphone is set as the default recording device, uninstall and reinstall the audio driver to change the default recording device to the internal microphone. The internal microphone should be the default recording device.To change the default recording device:
  1. Click Start , enter device into the search field, and then select Device Manager from the list.
  2. Expand the Sound, video and game controllers list.
  3. Right-click the audio driver , select Uninstall from the drop-down menu, and then click OK to confirm that you want to uninstall the audio driver.
  4. After the audio driver is uninstalled, click Start , enter backup into the search field, and then select HP Backup and Recovery Manager from the list.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall the audio driver.
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The following are some basic troubleshooting tools that you can use to restore your microphone's functionality, depending on your operating system and/or software preferences. However, it is recommended that you first run the HP Support Assistant as it can scan your current system configuration to automatically determine if your notebook requires updated software and device drivers.

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I have a compaq 7500. Can you tell me where the microphone connection is. Also can microphones for this model still be purchased ?


This monitor doesn't have a speaker or microphone jack available on it. https://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00665774&tmp_task=useCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=313889
These ports will be located on your PC generally on the back. The microphone port will be either red or salmon color and typically have a picture of a microphone by it. Also microphones use a standard port for many many years and any will work just fine typically with no special software required.
Comment back with the model of your computer and I can help you locate the port.

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Note that the microphone is not listed individually in Device Manager because it works through your sound card. Perform the steps in the following sections in order, and then test to determine if your issue is resolved after each section.

NOTE: The microphone should be selected as the recording device in the Volume Control tool(sndvol32.exe).

To verify this, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type sndvol32.exe, and then click OK.
  3. Click Properties on the Options menu.
  4. In the Adjust volume for box, click Recording.
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All the properties listed on the Playback section of the Volume control are independet of the recording settings. So you could record through the microphone by selecting it on the recording section, and mute it on the playback section. Then, you could record sound, but wouldn't hear it through the speakers while you are recording.

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I can't find where my microphone goes


Is your computer a laptop or a desktop? How old is it? Which make/model of computer do you have?

For an older desktop, the microphone input will be on the back of the computer. There are usually three 3.5 mm jacks for audio connections. The pink connector is for the microphone. The black connector is for Line In and the green is line out (speakers). Often they are towards the far side of the motherboard connections from any PS2 (keyboard and mouse) ports. Otherwise, they will line up with one of the card slots.

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Laptops can have the audio ports on the front, back or side depending on the model. There will be a small icon with a stand microphone indicated for the microphone port.

If you have one of the newer USB microphones, plug it into an available USB port.

If the computer has no working audio ports, either get a USB microphone or add a sound card.

I hope this helps. If you add a comment with your computer's brand and model number, I'll try to provide the exact audio port details. (There are some computer motherboards that do not have on-board audio and you will need a sound card.)

Cindy Wells
(on Windows computers, you may have to change the default audio input. Click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Manage Audio Devices. (for Windows 7) For other versions of Windows, you may find slightly different titles in the Control Panel.)

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I have a HP laptop, and the internal mic has never worked? is there an upgrade i need? also, is the sound card automatically in the computer or is that something extra? i thought since it had the internal...


Changes in software, settings, or drivers can cause a microphone to stop working. Before performing any of the solutions in this document, test the equipment. After testing the equipment, select the document section that applies to the issue and follow the instructions. If the microphone recently stopped working, it may be necessary to use the Microsoft System Restore feature to correct the problem. Windows Troubleshooting Windows troubleshooting can automatically fix common problems with your computer, such as audio recording. Although it may not fix every problem, it is useful to run Windows Troubleshooting first before you manually correct problems. To run Windows Troubleshooting, follow these steps.
  1. Click Start , enter troubleshooting in the search field and select Troubleshooting from the list.
  2. Under Hardware and Sound, click Troubleshoot audio recording and then click Next when the Recording Audio window opens.
  3. Select the device you would like to troubleshoot and then click Next .
If a recommended action displays, select Apply this fix or Skip this step to continue to search for other problems. If your problem has not been resolved, continue to manually troubleshoot using the rest of this document.Test the equipment Verify that the microphone port and the microphone are working properly.
  1. Test the microphone on a known, working portable tape recorder, another computer, or a device that accepts the microphone connector.
  2. Click Start , enter sound in the search field and select Sound Recorder from the list.
  3. Click Record and speak into the microphone. Save the file to an easily-accessible location, such as the desktop.
  4. To play back the recorded sound, open the file using Windows Media Player.
  5. If the recorded sound does not play back, continue to the next section of this document.
  6. If the microphone successfully records the voice, test the record function on the computer. If the microphone does not work properly on another computer or on a tape recorder, try using a different microphone.

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Does my dell dimension 2350 have a dvi port?


No, it does not.
Check the specs of your desktop PC here:

Ports and Connectors
Externally accessible:
Serial
9-pin connector; 16550C-compatible
Parallel
25-hole connector (bidirectional)
Video
15-hole connector
Keyboard
6-pin mini-DIN connector
Mouse
6-pin mini-DIN connector
USB
two front-panel and four back-panel USB 2.0–compliant connectors
Network
RJ-45 connector
Audio
three back miniature connectors for line-in, line-out, and microphone
Headphone
one front miniature connector for line-out

Ports and Connectors
Externally accessible:
Serial
9-pin connector; 16550C-compatible
Parallel
25-hole connector (bidirectional)
Video
15-hole connector
Keyboard
6-pin mini-DIN connector
Mouse
6-pin mini-DIN connector
USB
two front-panel and four back-panel USB 2.0–compliant connectors
Network
RJ-45 connector
Audio
three back miniature connectors for line-in, line-out, and microphone
Headphone
one front miniature connector for line-out
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2350/specs.htm#1107078

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