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The information below is designed to help solve your microphone not working properly. This does not cover problems related to specific programs or third-party microphone hardware and software.
If your laptop microphone is not working properly, ensure it is not disabled:
Open the Start Menu and type "Sound" in the search field.
Select "Sound" from the results.
Select the RECORDING tab and select the desired microphone. Default microphone is Realtek High Definition Audio.
Click "Properties" to view and modify settings.
Reloading the sound driver may resolve this issue.
Open the Start Menu and type "Device Manager" in the search field. Select "Device Manager" from the results.
Locate and select "Sound, Video and Game Controllers."
Identify the sound devices.
Right-click on each one and select "Uninstall".
Reboot the computer.
Your drivers will automatically install. Third-party drivers may need to be reinstalled manually.
However, if the internal laptop microphone is not working properly, you
have a driver problem (as there is no connection issue and the laptop is
automatically set to use the built-in microphone). To correct the
problem you need to reinstall the laptop's mic driver.
check in device manager to ensure your microphone is installed correctly, (no yellow question marks). if all the software seems fine, you can try reinstalling your operating system. and reinstalling all the drivers from the acer website.
if this doesn't work, its usually a hardware problem, you need to replace the microphone.
worst comes to worst, or you cant be bothered with all that,
you can buy a usb mic on ebay for 99p,
just go to ebay and do a search for: USB MIC
First test your microphone to see if it is working properly. Click on Start All Programs - Accessories - Entertainment - Sound recorder and record your voice and play it back. If it does not work, then reinstall the microphone driver and test again. When the microphone works then open Skype and configure the Audio settings. For details on configuring the microphone in Skype, click on this link and follow my instructions :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r6522317-skype_microphone_problem
check you drivers for you audio device might need to be uninstalled and reinstalled. to do this right click on my computer (xp) or computer (os higher thank xp) and go to properties click device manager find sound in the list double left click on it find you device right click uninstall, remove driver click on the icon in the top of the device manager that says scan for new hardware changes when you hover the mouse over it reboot and try.