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My built in micrphone on my inspirion 1521 is not working what can i do?

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Firstly, what Operating System came with you Inspiron 1521? It's either Windows XP or Windows Vista, my guess would be that it has Windows Vista (If you've not replaced the Operating System since you purchased it).

I would imagine that if it's not something simple like the volume of the mic being set to zero or muted, then it could be an issue with the drivers.

If you are running Vista, your best bet is to download the following drivers

Although it's listed as Intergrated Webcam, your microphone would be part of your built in webcam, so with any luck, installing the drivers from the link above should solve your problem.

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Assuming XP since no operating system is specified.
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Double click on your speaker icon in the tray (icons next to your clock)
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You can find the description about replacing the keyboard here.
Don't forget to unplug your laptop form the power and to remove the battery before you start. You also have to take the hinges off.(How-to is here.)

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1. sound driver 2. microphone settings in volume control applet 3. tap test (tap the area around the microphone and see if eg Sound Recorder picks it up) 4. external microphone
If you get to step 4 before you get anything then your problem is one of missing or damaged microphone.

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Ok maybe we get lucky, click on the speaker and bring up the audio panel, uncheck microphone mute, little box by the microphone. That may be all you need, if it is please leave a comment for me. Thanks

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