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Microphone trouble on 5050

Hi, On my Acer Aspire 5050 laptop computer, I have microphone troubles. I have tried searching, web and the help and support function on Windows Vista. The built in microphone doesn't work, and it hasn't worked since the first day i tried to do Speech Recognition. Thank you in advance for solving my problem.

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Re: Microphone trouble on 5050

Assuming that the mic itself isnt faulty, go to the right side of your taskbar and right click on the grey spekaer, not the red one and click on recording devices. When the window pops up make sure the mic realtek HD audio has a green tick and not the line in icon, next click properties and check the settings,you can also configure the mic from this window.

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For a full specs go to this WEB site.
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Hi i am using acer aspire 5050 laptop my problem is that i just new installation windows 7 with this OS my sound driver installed automatically and sound working okay but my microphone is not working and...

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control panel > hardware & sound > manage audio device > recording
and check if microphone equalizer is moving....

or if you have a soundman application,this will test your sound or microphone check.

hope it helps....please rate me...thanks..

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I have an Acer Aspire 57342 Laptop. I have a problem with my built in microphone. Whenever I talk to someone be it skype or any other web that requires a microphone, my voice sounds high pitched and...

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Just select from the different operating systems.

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Do i need a pc card for my wireless connection i have an acer 5050


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The switch is a slide switch which is at the very front of the laptop on the left hand side of the headphone and microphone jack.
When you slide the switch a LED will come on.


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Good luck...

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