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Microphone are not working

Audio input (microphone) doesn't work, I can hear the speakers but microphone are "off" how fix it??

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it could be a slot issue. to make sure that its not the slot or port, try a known good microphone from a friend or from the store. then if the known good mic still doesnt work, then its the slot or the settings on you sound and game controllers are not setup for the mic. Check control panel and go to sound and audio devices and check the settings for the mic. If the settings are okay then it could be the slot or the port.



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