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Microphone does not work

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?

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    I have tried to record with both iMovie and the Toshiba webcam and the sound cuts out on both frequently. I need clear audio as these are for a class and I will be docked points if the professor can't hear clearly. What should I do? I have check to make sure the correct speakers are on, sound is appropriate, mute is off and I am still at a loss. I am thinking I should quickly go and buy a external microphone?



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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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