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Microphone I just downloaded skype and I can not get the microphone to work. Does it even have a microphone?

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  • kmlm1964 Dec 09, 2007

    Thanks for the advice. I purchased a micorphone and it still does not work. Do I need to download mircophone drivers?

  • Ginner7 Feb 16, 2009

    I just downloaded Skype too and I could hear my friend in Austrailia loud and clear, but he could not hear me. Does my Inspiron B130 have a built in microphone or do I have to buy a microphone? If I have to buy a microphone what is involved in getting it set up?



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It looks like that laptop doesn't have a built in microphone.

http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/dell-business-inspiron-b130/4507-3121_7-31609755.html

You would need to purchase one from an electronics store. You should be able to get one relatively cheap. There should be 2 inputs on the side of the laptop (they both look like headphone jacks) and one of them will have a picture of a microphone next to it. Use that one. You might also have to adjust your volume settings in the sound mixer but skype probably has a built in utility for that.

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