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I have a multimedia keyboard that has both usb 2.0 and 3.5mm head phone jack and the usb port won't work .so what do i need to do to get the usb to work?the head phone jack works.

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Gxl 2200


The easiest way to do it properly would be to use a small mixer, with an adapter cable from the outputs (usually 1/4") to the line-in of the laptop (usually 3.5mm stereo).

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Microphone Not Working!


If this is a microphone that connects to the 3.5 mm microphone jack, check that your microphone is connected to the Mic port (pink on the rear of a desktop). Make sure that the plug is fully seated. If you are using a front microphone jack on a desktop, try using the rear port (or vice versa). Next, if you have Windows, check that the audio input is set to Microphone, instead of Line In. (For Windows 7, this would be Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Manage Audio Devices (under Sound) and the recording tab.) Microphone should be your default device.

Next try uninstalling the audio driver and letting Windows reinstall the driver. Use the Device Manager (under Devices and Printers in the Hardware and Sound Control Panel). Expand the section labeled Sound, video and game controllers. Then right click on the Audio driver. Click on Uninstall then reboot the computer after the driver is removed. The correct driver should be reinstalled. (I believe that you do not have a separate driver for the microphone under Windows but you should make certain of that.) Check for driver updates as well. The Windows Update may list these as Optional updates.

If you have a USB microphone, try a different port. Also check for drivers from the manufacturer.

If you have an Apple or Unix OS, check for similar issues with the connection or drivers.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(who had a similar problem with Audacity recording on the line in port last month; I fixed the problem by uninstalling the audio driver and then reinstalling it. Then changing the Recording Source to Line In finished the fix. The driver got changed by a computer tune-up utility (registry cleaner).)

Apr 13, 2012 | Labtec Microphones

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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.

Newer desktop computers often have additional audio ports for surround sound. However, the pink jack for the microphone is standard. If the computer has front audio ports, you may find that the same color labels the jacks. Otherwise look closely at the icons next to the ports. These will be in addition to the back audio ports.

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.)

Jun 24, 2011 | Compaq PC Microphone (Black or Beige)...

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My head phone works very good but the microphone doesn't work


When you say headphones do you mean the music headphones, like speakers, because they go in the headphone jack in the computer while microphones go in the microphone jack. The microphone is normally a pink color and the headphone jack is normally green. If you already knew this try wiggling the microphone to see if there is a brake in the wire, if that dose not make it fissile in and out then its something wrong with the microphone its self and should be replaced

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Recently purchased the Shure Beta58A microphone for my son to use with his Yamaha MO8 keyboard. We cannot determine where to connect the mic into on the back of the keyboard. I have a feeling that the...


I cannot say I'm certain of the keyboard model in question. However, one does not usually plug a microphone into a keyboard. Does it have built-in speakers?
BUT, assuming it is made to accept a microphone, there should be a "mic in" or "microphone input" jack on the keyboard. DO NOT plug into the MIDI jacks (if you find the right adapters). MIDI is a control protocol so keyboards and sound modules can "talk" to each other and one keyboard player can control multiple sounds from one keyboard.

Dec 28, 2010 | Shure Beta 58A Professional Microphone

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Would like to use with a mac computer but it does not have a USB cable. Please let me know if it could be done. Thanks.


This is because this microphone has an XLR audio connector for output. YOU CAN'T USE THIS CONNECTOR FOR THE USB PORT since the XLR is an audio type connector while USB is a data type connector. You might use a cable with XLR female at one end and 3.5mm jack like this one with mono jack at the end (not stereo as the amazon's link) and connect this cable at the microphone and at the sound card of your computer. The quality with this solution won't be very good, it depends on your audio card. A better solution is to use XLR-to-USB-Signal-Adapter/dp/B001PPXFAG/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1290885531&sr=8-16">this adaptor or equivalent in order to connect the mic on the adapter and the adapter with a USB cable at your computer. It's a better but more expensive solution.

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Nov 27, 2010 | Samson R21S Microphone

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Were do i plug it in at? i've got a xbade pc


check the manual the computer has three jacks 1 blue 1 pink 1 green jack for the audio insert any microphones into the pink jack , the greens for speakers and the blue is for head phones ( thats the way it is on my amd sempron Win Xp computer)

Jul 08, 2009 | Microphones

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How to connect the two wires plugs pinc and green pluggs


On my computer (Compaq Presario) the green jack is the headphones out. I hope this matches yours.

May 22, 2009 | Logitech USB Desktop Microphone

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Mobile pre


they should be able to but it might void the warranty, if new just send it back or dont use headphone jack on unit use another device to plug in, or open it up and put the jack back 

Nov 06, 2008 | M-Audio M AUDIO MOBILE PRE - USB MIC...

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Microphone is not working


1-adjust the overall volume by pressing fn+f 5 hotkeys
2-adjust sliding mixer controls by doubleclicking the speaker icon
3-disconnect the headphone jack to enable check of internel speaker.4-confirm that microphone plug is proper connected to mono mic jack.5-confirm that microphone is selected as recording source in control panel----multimedia and recording level is adjusted.
confirm that sound source is selected in control panel----multimedia
confirm that headphone connector connected in right postion

Jan 24, 2008 | Compaq PC Microphone (Black or Beige)...

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