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Audio Input Problems

The specs of this notebook claims to have a "stereo" mic input. I cannot record any form of external stereo sound using the 3.5mm stereo mic socket on the unit. I have selected the "Line" as my input source within my volume control settings, as well as ensuring that the "line" output is NOT muted. I want to record stereo audio from another device (ipod/cd walkman)but the line input doesnt seem to work. If I select "mic" as the recording source all I get is a mono sound recorded (proving that a signal to the notebook is present). Any assistance would be appreciated.

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  • Arthur Eschner Jul 30, 2007

    Hi again, ok I tried looking for an aux input to select but none available. I have CD Player, Mic, Line In & Wave out. I now have made some progress, I can record in stereo if I select Microphone. The problem with this is that the sensitivity/gain is so high that if the volume is set down to a bare minimum on my device & the slider on the windows vol/rec control almost right down, I am only just able to record without distortion (very little room for error there). I am also not able to hear (monitor) what is being recorded - no matter what software I use.

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Hi, try using AUX instead of Line. If AUX is not displayed in the Volume Control Setting Window (Speaker), click on Options/Properties and click on AUX box to put a check in it. I would appreciate if you would post again on how things turn up before you rate this solution so we can further discuss your problem. Good luck and Kind regards.

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Buy a creative sound pcmcia card with stereo inputs...it runs aboout 50 bux at compusa...another solution would be usb audio input, they are also available at compusa,tigefr direct...i hope this helps...

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