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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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Ports and Connectors
Externally accessible:
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Externally accessible:
Serial
9-pin connector; 16550C-compatible
Parallel
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Keyboard
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three back miniature connectors for line-in, line-out, and microphone
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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2350/specs.htm#1107078

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