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Problem with cable staying solidly connected to the microphone

You have to press the microphone cable with your hand to get the sound connection. How can I get it where it will tightly connect (cable to microphone)???

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If your cable has no spring pin, it is likely not to stay connected. If you notice on your mic cable, there is a hole as follows.

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The arrow is where the whole is on the outside of the mic. This is where the pin on the cable clicks firmly into place. If your cable doesn't have a small pin, then it is time to find a new cable. 

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Hello Weber913,
Below are steps to troubleshoot and resolve your microphone issues. If you have any further questions you can email at my email address listed below.

Test the Microphone

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Check physical connections

  1. Verify that the microphone is connected to the red microphone jack for the sound card on the back of the computer and not the microphone jack for the modem. The microphone will not record if it is connected to the Mic jack on the modem.
  2. Test the microphone on another computer using Sound Recorder as in Step 1.

Check the volume control and mute properties.

Double-click the Speaker icon in the System Tray.

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Set Recording to Mic/Microphone

  1. Double-click the Speaker icon in the System Tray
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Reinstall Sound, Video and Game Controller Drivers

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  6. Reboot the computer.
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