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The Mic Worked but now It won't

Ok....I got the Microphone and it worked well for about a month and a half maybe. One day I was just recording something and didn't like it so cut it out. When I tried to record again nothing came out. I've tried alot of things. The volume is way up, it's all good. It's in the correct Jack. And it's on. But for some reason, it will not record my voice anymore when it was working fine! Did I bust it? Cuz when I was done with it I tied up the cord around the Mic, leaving a space at the end so the cord wouldn't bust. Did I break it or what cuz everything was working fine.

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SOURCE: microphone isn't working with the computer.

1-select start2-select contrrol panel3-select sound speech and audio devices4-select sound and audio devices.5-confirm that mute box not signed.6-pres advanced in mic volume confirm mute box not signed7-select audio you will see capture screen in mic volume sign select.8-in default device press volume you will see volume control screen in mic volume confirm that mute box not signed

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SOURCE: No Sound Coming out my Microphone

This same thing happened to me. All I did was plug the mic into my keyboard, turned the mic volume to max, and turned the mic on. Then, I grabbed the part of the mic where the cord goes in, and started turning it. I turned it left and started hearing noise come out of the mic. I kept on doing this, until sound came out of the mic. I did this, and now the mic works again. Hope this helps!

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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I found this on the Turtle Beach website: ________________________________________
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In order to enable the chat make sure that the Mute button in the Off position. If it is on the ON position the Mic will not work.
Red = Muted Green = UN-Muted
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If you're having trouble adjusting the Mic in Windows:
WINDOWS XP:
For Windows XP, there's a nice video on YouTube that takes you through all the steps of setting up your microphone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vissxo8furo


WINDOWS VISTA:
Please follow these instructions to configure your microphone within Windows Vista:
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