I've just bought a USB microphone (audio-technica) to record voice-overs on my Inspiron 1501 though everytime I attach it the fan revs up causing unwanted background noise. Is there anyway of disabling it even for a short while?
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Re: Fan constantly running
Disabling fan may cause a hardware problem. So im not responsible for that. Open the fan from hardware. It will have two wire in its back which is fans power cable. Cut anyone and attach a small off/on switch (small bed switch will be better) between two edge of the cutted wire. Done. You can control the fan by this switch. Keep informing.
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The Dell Inspiron 1501 has a set of internal speakers but doesn't have a built-in microphone. You need to plug an external microphone into the microphone jack on the right side of the notebook as shown below. You can open Messenger and click on the Tools tab then select Audio and video setup. (note as there is no built-in webcam, it will just be an audio setup). You may decide later to add a USB webcam with a built-in microphone in which case the plug-in external microphone will no longer be required.
You can use a microphone or a built-in one (if the laptop has one) and use the Sound Recorder program. Click on Start - All Programs - Accessories - Entertainment - Sound Recorder. You can then record your voice-over and save the Wave file and burn it on a CD disk.
have a Dell 1545 with Dell web cam central & I've had this issue.
The problem is that Dell web cam central installs it's own microphone
settings onto your laptop called something like Dell web cam Live!. This
isn't the built in microphone in my laptop & maybe not yours
either. You have to change the settings for your computer system &
Dell web cam central. Go to start> control panel> sound>
recording .. on mine there is an option for Microphone "High Definition
Audio Device" ... that is the built in mic. You want that for your
default & apply it. Also .. as a side note .. I disabled the web cam central Live! microphone completely from this window. Then open Dell web cam central & go to the
"Record Video's" option. In the middle of this is an orange button with a
video camera icon. Next to this on the same button is a little arrow
pointing down .. click that. Under microphone .. choose Microphone "High
Definition Audio Device" just like the sound option in control panel.
I've done this & it's completely fixed. I can record videos with
sound & use my built in mic in voice/video chat.
1st of all u must go to start->programs-> accessories->Entertainment->Volume control->options->properties->Recording-> select only microphone->OKthengo to start->programs-> accessories->Entertainment->sound recordertry to record ur voice from ur mic if it works then ur messenger is not working wellif it it is not working check to dowloa the latest sound driver from herehttp://ftp.us.dell.com/audio/R170217.EXEhope it works buddy
You need to set the internal mic as the default input device. To check this Right click on the sound icon next to the time and select Recording properties. In the Recording properties right click on Arrey Microphone and select set as default. If this does not help. Uninstall and reinstall the sound drivers. To uninstall the sound drivers click on start and type DEVICE. Open device manager from the results and then look for sound devices. Click on the Plus sign next to Saound and audio devices. Right click on the SigmaTel entry there and select uninstall. Put a check on remove this driver from the computer. Once done restart the computer and go to support.dell.com and click on Drivers and Downloads. Enter your system service tag and download the Sigmatel audio drivers and install them. Check if the MIC works after the restart. If the Arrey microphone is set as the default and you have uninstalled and resinstalled the drivers and it does not work in MSN try recording with the Windows sound recorder and see if it works there. To open the sound recorder click on start and type SOUND. Open sound recorder from the results. Incase the mic does not record even in the recorder it could be bad or have a loose connection. If in warranty call/chat with the Dell technical support. If the warranty has expired consult a local computer guy.
Windows can only play sound through one device at a time unless you have multiple audio devices, (i.e. USB headphones and onboard soundcard)
Even when you have multiple audio devices, very, very few programs have the ability or need to play the same audio through 2 different devices at the same time.
you can for example though, play winamp through your speakers while playing a vido game in your USB headset. Basically it is possibly to have different audio going the different devices at the same time but it is generally not possible to have the same audio going through different devices at the same time.