Question about Audio Players & Recorders
My microphone is not working on skype.
On the echo123 test I am getting one of 3 error messages each time I try this.
1) Your microphone is too low and other party will not be able to hear me. That is true. I was talking to other party when the sound just got lower and lower until they could not hear me. At that time, echo123 could still hear me, but the sound was low. But the other party couldnot hear me. Now the echo123 also cannot hear me, and it is now telling me either one of the following
2) Your microphone is on mute - please unmute. But my microphone is not on mute. I have checked everywhere I can think of in my entire system and the thing is not muted anywhere.
3) Your microphone is not connected. But it is connected.
I know the microphone itself is working fine because if I go to accessories>entertainment>sound devices I can record no problems, so it is not the microphone.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled skype. This did not fix the problem.
I have uninstalled and then installed the latest version of skype. That did not fix the problem either.
I have installed the latest versions of realtek. That did not fix it either.
I have stopped skype from monitoring and autoadjusting the sound. That didn't work either.
I have also tried cleaning the jack plugs - just in case they were dusty or something. No change.
I have changed headphones - just in case that was the problem - but it wasn't.
I don't know if this has something to do with anything, but the problems started soon after I purchased some skype $ to call an overseas number on skype.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do to get my skype working.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You wouldn't normally expect the computer to detect a microphone plugged into the soundcard as new hardware - so don't get too excited about that particular symptom. Suggest you try a different microphone with the computer, and try the microphone with a different computer - preferably one which is working happily with a microphone of its own. This will help identify whether the problem lies with the microphone or the computer. If the computer looks like the problem, have a look in Control Panel under Sounds and Audio Devices. On the Audio tab, there's a Sound Recording panel, and pressing the Volume button on that gives you access to some controls for the microphone input. Make sure the checkbox for the microphone is ticked, then have a play with the fader. If you're sure the microphone is the problem, then I suggest you take it back and complain. A.
Posted on Apr 06, 2007
SOURCE: No microphone works
I work for Dell and had the same problem.
Take the card out of the PCI slot and reinstall it. Then go to the creative support website and download all the updated drviers for the card. ALSO, and this may sound blindly obviously but the soundblaster has many connections on it make sure you are plugging it into the correct connection and that you have enabled the soundblaster in the systems settings ie- turn the on board sound off.
Hope this works,
Posted on Jan 11, 2008
Check which microphone device u have set up. Try changing it around. Also try just speaking closer to the microphone and into the mic. Some mics just are not good.
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
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