My internal Microphone on my Dell Latitude C400 does not work anymore.
First noted in Skype, my webcam program and also the microsoft sound recorder. I checked the settings, and the microphone settings/configurations are correct. Tried an external microphone (headset), still no sound is recorded or transmitted. It's like my PC has forgotten that it has a microphone.
What changed? the only thing that I can think of is that I downloaded a new version of Skype just before this happened.
Any idea? firstname.lastname@example.org
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Re: Microphone does not work
Yes, sometimes Skype messes with your hardware settings and sets it up to what "skype thinks works best", if you have System Restore turned on, try going back to the time before you installed that version of Skype.
Also, look in your Device Manager settings for anything screwy.
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SKYPE MICROPHONE PROBLEM 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.
I haven't set up Skype before, but it seems quite reasonable that if the Sound control panel is set to use the external microphone, that would work. Have you checked to see if the sound input is set to an internal microphone built into the laptop, or a line-level input? That could be your problem, especially if no such microphone is present.
Please check if the webcam is detected in the device manager, if yes then follow the step's below.Skype
To set up and use your webcam in Skype, follow the steps below. Be sure to upgrade to the latest version of Skype from http://www.skype.com .
Log into Skype.
Double-click a user also logged into Skype from your Contact List to begin an instant message.
Click the Check settings icon to set up your microphone, speakers, and webcam.
Sometimes, Skype does not recognize the HP default microphone. If the microphone is not working, go to Device Manager and select the Integrated Microphone Array .
Click the Video Call icon to begin a video chat.
An invitation will be sent to the other user. To start the webcam, the other user must click Answer . A video image will display in the instant message.
If the other user wishes to share their webcam with you, they will need to click their Video call icon, and you will need to accept their invitation when prompted.
To end the video chat, click the red telephone icon .
Checked on the Latitude D410 and it does not have a internal microphone ... the microphone connector is located on the right side of the laptop near the back ... you will need to purchase a separate mic to get this functionality ... these are fairly cheap to purchase
This is what we call a "NO POST" problem. You need to contact Dell Tech Support for this to narrow down the issue to a part. This could be caused by any part that is not letting the computer to power on or boot up. Note: You may need to tear-down the computer for this issue whe call tech support.