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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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Re: Microphone are not working


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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Microphone doesn`t work

Click start control panel on the left select Hardware and Sound then select manage audio devices then recording you should see a Microphone right click select enable Windows 7

Click start control panel on the left select hardware and sound then select manage audio devices then recording you should see a Microphone right click select configure speech recognition then You will see earphones with a speaker among a list set up a microphone headset with Microphone then next and next again you should see your earphones with microphone being configured Click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it or select audio from the microphone drop down list Make sure you have the right one selected and in the volume box make sure the microphone box has a tick in it or select the voice tab Make sure that you have the right media selected also select volume make sure the box for microphone has a tick in it b> Windows 7 right click on the speaker icon in the taskbar select either playback or recording devices you should see your microphone listed under the recording tab right click on it select properties at the bottom select use this device enable Hope this helps.

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How to turn speaker on acer d257

Make sure you have installed the Acer's audio driver for your model laptop. Test the audio by playing a music CD.
If the person cannot hear you then, either your microphone driver not installed or not working OR the microphone is not configured in Skype.
To test your microphone then click on Start - All Programs - Accessories - Entertainment - Sound recorder. Then record your voice and then play it back. If this is OK then the microphone need to be configured in Skype.
To configure the microphone - Open Skype - Tools - Options - Audio Settings for the Microphone THEN click on Save.Also while you are in the Audio Settings select the your Audio card in Speakers.

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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...


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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I have a acer with the acer crystal eye webcam built in it. do it have a microphone with it. if so how do I get it to work?

The Acer with crystal eye webcam will also have a built-in microphone. The webcam is in the center at the top of the screen. The built-in microphone is typically half-way between the edge of the screen and the webcam. It is a little opening with a microphone logo beside it. You can test both audio input with the built-in microphone and the audio output with the built-in speakers by doing the following....
1. click start > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices
2. in the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties click the Voice tab, then click the Test hardware button
3. in the Sound Hardware Test Wizard window click the Next button, if required, click unblock...
4. speak into microphone to do the Microphone Test. Recording meter will show movement if it works.
5. click Next button to do the Speaker Test. Microphone input is now output on the speakers.
6. click Next button when finished doing the readings and click Finish to close the wizard.

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I have a Satellite M35X-S114 that has a mic problem. I was using Skype with no problem and then it just stopped working. I hear through the speakers and headset but no mic. I also tried a new headset with...

Sometimes programs like Skype will lose the Mic settings and chose another input channel. Check your operating system's audio settings under something similar to "Recording" and see if microphone is checkboxed and turned up. Also, make sure it is not muted on Skype and/or the operating system.

If you have Windows XP, for example, look for the audio settings icon (little speaker) just left of clock area. Open and go to "options". Choose "properties" then "Recording". Look that your microphone is "Selected" with a checkbox and is turned up. To hear yourself during this, you will need to go back and choose "Playback" instead of "Recording" and de-select "mute" (if checked) for microphone and turn it up to see if you hear yourself talking over the speakers/headphones.

Also, check the Skype settings for microphone and that Skype has the correct sound device selected for input - being your microphone and not another device.

Also make sure that there is not a manual, physical volume adjustment for the microphone on the laptop case itself. Could even be a mute button.

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You need to check the Microphone setting in Skype.
Open Skype, Click on Tools - Audio Settings, then in Microphone settings click the down arrow and select the built-in microphone then save the settings.
If the microphone you selected doesn't work then select a different one.

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Here's the audio specs of your lenovo n200: intel high deifnition audio, realtek ALC861CD codec/stereo speakers, 1.5 watt/volume, up, down, mute button/ stereo microphone, microphone input jack (3.5mm) and heaphone jack (3.5 mm)

although your n200 has a stereo speakers the voice quality is not that good, it would be better to use an external microphone

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Dell Inspiron 6000 PC Audio Ports Damaged

You should have sound from the speakers at all times until headphones are plugged into the jack, the jack then overrides the speakers and allows you to listen using the headphones. If the speakers aren't working, it's because they're being overridden by the damaged jack. The only way to correct this is to replace the faulty jacks. You could get a set of external speakers, the con is they're bulky and inconvenient.

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Microphone not working, but speakers and sound is working.

First off, if they can hear you and you can't hear them, it's not your microphone. It is more likely related to your sound card, possibly a driver update could fix your issue. Go to Toshiba's support site here's the link for the portege model listed above:, and select drivers and look for the sound card drivers with the latest/most recent date, download them and update your driver to see if that fixes your issue.
Since you post that your sound works in other areas just not chat or Skype, you might also want to do a Windows update on their site and choose custom for your choice so you can review hardware and software updates to add to any critical/security updates found on your PC, and that may fix your issue also.
Good luck.

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