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Hi

Try changing your sound mode in skype from ALSA to OSS (I know OSS isn't great but skype likes it more, ALSA support is still new). Then close any other application that could possibly be using sound, and restart skype.

The major problem with OSS is that it allows only one program to access the sound at any time, which is probaby why your audacity isn't detecting the input either - there could be a setting somewhere set to oss. SO just try closing everything like I've said above.
If it still does not work then First go to tools-->options-->sound Devices-->(UN) tick, Let Skype Adjust My Sound Settings.-->save
Reboot/Restart SKYPE i.e Log Out and Back in USING your password.

With AGC disabled you can monitor AND ADJUST the microphone level DURING A VOICE CALL using windows recording sound properties. Just drag the slider up or down for best volume without clipping. When the call ends the NEW setting that you just made manually is written back to shared.xml and will be used for the next call.
Attention: MS sound recorder will NOT do this job
Save
Retest and see if its OK.

If not do below:

Enter:
%AppData%\Skype\ in the address bar of Windows Explorer and it will display all files, regardless of whether they’re hidden or not

(You need to quit SKYPE first):

Use any editor like Word Pad or Word, as shared.xml is a real text file. For Windows XP, you can just double click, amend and save. But you MUST EXIT SKYPE

You should check your Shared.xml

In <VoiceEng> You need to insert <AGC>0</AGC> (see below)

<VoiceEng>
<AGC>0</AGC> <------ADD this line and set to zero
MicVolume>100</MicVolume>
</VoiceEng>

Note:
For Vers 2.5:
255 is max volume and 0 = low. Range is 0 (off) to 255 (maxim)
255 could be much too high, so please reduce if necessary
For Vers 2.6
100 is maxim volume and 0 = low. Range is 0 (off) to 100 maxim.

If the volume is too high, the sound will be distorted and clipped

Set for best audio quality, use echo123.

With AGC disabled you can monitor AND ADJUST the microphone level DURING A VOICE CALL using windows recording sound properties. Just drag the slider up or down for best volume without clipping. When the call ends the NEW setting that you just made manually is written back to shared.xml and will be used for the next call.

Please do accept this solution and revert for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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Microphone doesnt work with skype


I've heard of this problem alot, I took 10 minutes today with my friend with this headset to figure out a fix.
From what i can tell, Skype doesnt pick up the Microphones input.

The only solution I could figure out so far has been this.
A voice changing program called MorphVox Pro (by Screaming bee) offers a Trial.
If you download it, and set up your microphone on this to work, You can then in skype select the MorphVOX Pro as your microphone, and you can use this chat program to work with your headset.
This is only a temporary fix But it is a step in the right direction, I'll be forwarding my email to Razer later to try and get some updates for the headset.

Best Regards
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it's detected in the different operating systems that it crashes while contacting with others via instant messages, webcams or microphones. In such circumstances, you have no need to get depressed, contacting Skype Customer service professionals you can eradicate this problem easily and efficiently. Here are some ways you can also follow up to solve the Skype crashing problems.
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Using medion md 96340 with built-in realtek hd audio sound card. in skype video calls the caller can hear very well but called person does not hear at all. skype echo test says-cannot find sound...


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Analysis- The call can gear very well - indicates that the speakers / head phones are working fine and the audio drivers are working well
The called person doesnt hear any thing - it indicates that the caller is not able to transmit sound. This can be a microphone related issue. It can also be skype settings issue.

Please answer following questions to analyze the issue better

1. has this ever worked before?
2. Have you tried using the microphone for some other application like recording some audio?
3. Have you tried audio / video calls using some other chat program like gtalk?
4. Are u using any external microphone attached to a head set or is it the laptops inbuilt microphone?

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Can you pls let me know how do I fix my laptop microphone (HP Pavillion dv1000); when using skype others cannot hear me (or when I do the test on skype, I cannot hear my own message). I have checked the...


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Microphone stopped working


Since it was working fine>Try to perform system restore >If that does not fixes the issue.
Check the Micro phone with the diff unit to check whether its healthy or not>If the mic working fine with the diff unit. It could be some thing with some settings.

If the Microphone not working on diff unit as well>OF course its an issue with MPhone

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Microphone not working


Hello.
1. Audio settings all versions

Skype:
Skype-->Main window…..>Tools -> Options -->Sound Devices-->audio device/USB/etc Audio Device (do NOT use windows default device)
You can also tick the ring pc speaker check box as this is a good backup to alert you even
if the main speakers are off or turned down.

Windows:
Start-->Control panel-->Sound and Audio devices
On the audio tab set the default playback device to your main soundcard (AC97/Audio-chip/add-on-adapter), etc.
Your installed audio device must be present there.
If not, reinstall audio device

2)Check if your micro (pink) and speaker (lime) jacks are really correct and fully inserted!
They sometimes stuck.
For test only you can use earphone instead of microphone for Line In.
Standard micro in Line In will NOT work.
Go to:
Start
Programs
Accessories
Entertainment or go to
Volume Control; right click on loudspeaker icon in Task Tray
Options
Microphone
Scroll down
Check "Microphone"
If the bar "Microphone" is available, the microphone is detected by Windows now go on
(If not, Windows has a problem with your microphone)
Just to check if your microphone is broken or bad, you can use your headphones instead. They really work!
Which one L or R is microphone now, I think it's L
Check "Advanced properties"

Check Micro "Advanced"
Open
Check "20db boost" or "1.MIC boost" depending on language version
Volume level can be left in any position.
Mute microphone!!!

3. Check audio now on windows base.
Start
Programs
Accessories
Entertainment
Soundrecorder

4. Once done, test with Skype Test Call echo123.
Good Luck

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V6105NR MICROPHONES DO NOT TRANSMIT


Does your microphone work with other applications.  If you are running windows XP, go to Start>all programs>accessories>entertainment>sound recorder.  Record your self and play it back.  If you can hear yourself, then the issue is with skype.  Make sure you go through the audio setup wizard in skype to get the best preformace out of your microphone.  If no other programs work, then you may need to reinstall the drivers for that microphone and try it again.

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try this on both computers:

first solution:

go to start

control pannel

sounds and audio devices

click on audio

make sure that a mic is selected.

second solution:

double click on the small spkr icon at the end of ur taskbar

make sure ur mic channel is enabled

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