When I tap on my mic to see if it is on, I hear it. But when I talk into it, I don't hear it at all. It had been working fine and it is only a few months old. I bought it brand new. What do you think the problem is? Is there something I can do to make it work?
It's very hard to tell without actually being there to take a look, could it be that when you tap the mic it;s the conncetion between the XLR and the mic that your hear...? if it's only a few months old and you can't find a solution take it back and get a replacament..
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Can you see the s-mete if it has one moving up and down on any channel? Do you hear any audio at all? could be a couple of things. Bad mic switch or mic cable, bad antenna or coax, bad audio amp. To check the audio amp plug in a speaker to the PA jack, put the PA switch on PA then press the mic to talk. If it works the audio is fine the mic is good and the mic cable is good. Noiw plug the speaker into the speaker jack, do you hear anything? If not then your antenna or coax has a problem, fix or replace antenna or coax.
Sounds like a wire broke inside. That's why it only works when you have it in a certain position. Unless you are good at splicing wires, move the wire till you get it to work, and wrap it in that position, then don't move it at all. Good Luck.
You're on a laptop and it's talking about a sound card?
If you can hear audio or the voice from the caller then you don't need a sound card.
Yes you can purchase an external mic and it just plugs into the mic port on your system. I think that might be why the caller can't hear you. All computers do not come with a built in microphone. And if you are skyping and using a web cam, all web cams don't have a built in microphone.
If the person cannot hear you then, either your mic driver not installed or not working OR the mic is not configured in Skype. To test your mic go to Start - All Programs - Accessories - Entertainment - Sound recorder. Then record your voice and then play it back. If this is OK then the mic need to be configured in Skype.
To configure the mic - Open Skype - Tools -
Options - Audio
Settings for the Microphone THEN click on Save.
Make sure that you plug in the Mic jack properly and it's working, you can test it using built-in sound recorder if you don't have any audio editor software. Try with different mic and see which one is the problem. Also your mic socket (onboard or ad-ons card) maybe the problem, so troubleshoot thoroughly and slowly. Good luck..
Your mic or mic jack is faulty. Try a different mic. In cobra 29's and some other variants, when you disconnect the mic, the audio is disabled. It will still receive, and transmit(possibly) but you will hear nothing from the radio.
It could be,
Broken wire on the back of the mic jack in the radio.
Broken wire in the mic cord.
Disconnected wires in the mic for the switch.
Dirty mic connection pins.
Most likely the problem is with the mic, and not the radio.
When you are installing the skype software, there comes a time when skype will offer you the option to test your hardware. Here you will try out the speakers and mic, and skype will tell you if they are in skype accepted order. My friend actually installed it not too long ago, and after the install, I saw that skype gave him the option to make a test call right on the program interface window. We used it, and it made a call to a skype computer voice which advised us that if we could hear her talking, then our speakers are fine, and to now go ahead and speak into our mic, if the mic is working we will be able to hear what we just said into it. That was a great little way to make sure our speakers and mic were in fact working, and they were. Try that out on your pc and your friend's pc to test components individually. If you are unable to find the test call option, or the option to test components, you can uninstall skype and reinstall the latest version, which may not be a bad idea to preclude any other weird problems which may be at fault. Hope that helps.
I would think that your mic part is shot or you need to adjust the volume of your mic. Go to Start---->Control Panel---->Sounds And Devices---->Volume----->Advanced now adjust your input mic levels a little lower.