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My webcam audio problems

-My webcam can record video fine
-But it does not record any sound
-Do I need a separate mic?

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  • chillpillgir Mar 08, 2009

    yeah that didn't help at all i tried all that stuff and it didn't work
    where the heck even is the mic on the computer and why doesnt it work? i have adjusted the volume and went to the audio source center- Nothing

  • chillpillgir Mar 08, 2009

    i guess the mic is broken because i found that start/programs on my computer and yet i couldn't hear sound as i was recording

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    my dell inspiration wont record any voice!

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Your laptop should have an inbuilt mic. You can check in the volume control properties to see if the mic is muted.

You can check that by double clicking the volume icon on the bottom right of the screen

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

  • Shakeel Muradali Mar 08, 2009

    The mic is located with the webcam. it's one unit. What if you startup the sound recorder? Depending on the version of windows you have you could find it in



    start /programs /acessories /enttertainment /sound recorder.



    tyr recoding your voice and then playback.

  • Shakeel Muradali Mar 08, 2009

    I'm sorry for that. I believe you Del Inspiron 1521 laptop should still be under warranty. I would advise to take it back to the store you bought ir or a dell service centre and have it checked. If still under warranty, it should be free of charge. Good luck. :)

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