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Microphone the microphone doesn't work with any game that need the mic and the external mic doesn't work either

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Re: Microphone

Yes, but it hard to open the console,
because the screws have only three slots, therefore you would need a special srewdriver!

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Re: Microphone

If it is the mic on the bottom half of the console, then try replacing it or try opening up the console and cleaning it out.

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

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Hello there, my mic won't work.

The external microphone input is most likely dirty and causing the internal microphone connection to be disconnected. The mic socket is at the front edge next to the headphone socket. try cleanig with a vacuum cleaner first to clear any dust and fluff. Then use a cotton bud and cleanig fluid e.g. WD40 or contact cleaner, or CD cleaning fluid.

May 26, 2011 | Nintendo DS Lite Console


DS Lite microphone repair tips.

If your built in microphone on your DS lite is not working then there are
5 things I can suggest for you before you go ahead and buy a new one for replacement.

1) Make sure your volume is up, you may not be hearing it picking up (sounds obvious but worth a try).

2) Use a wooden coctail stick or similar and CAREFULLY remove any lint/fluff that may have collected in the mic slot (be careful not to dig too deep as this will damage the mic).

3) Use a hairdryer on a low setting to dry out any spittle that may have collected in the mic (please be careful not to let the ds get too hot as this will cause serious damage).

4) Test your external mic port by either connecting a mic if you have one and if not get a slither of metal (such as a sewing needle or small/precision flat-head screwdriver) and give it a wiggle in the mic port. (the mic port is the rectangled hole with two metal pins in it net to the 3.5mm headphone jack), if you get a reaction thats a good sign and shows that, if it comes down to it you can use an external mic until you get the problem sorted.

and finally...

5) I must stress that this last tip requires you to have a steady and gentle hand... plus a bit of congidence :).
Use a sewing needle or pin to gently pry the two metal pins in the mic jack upwards, the front of the pins are fixed but further back the pins float, you need to raise these enough to sever the connection these pins are making as when these pins are making a connection they over-ride the internal mic.

If all these five tips fail to work for you then your only option is to replace the microphone, it can easily be done with basic/moderate D.I.Y skills. A replacement DS lite microphone is readily avaliable and cheap on ebay. If you need help with a microphone replacement please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to help you out.

I hope this helps and would like to say I accept no responsability for any damage that may occur to your ds lite when following my tips.



on Feb 06, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Mic test hs no volume bars how can i fix this

Nintendo DSi & Nintendo DSi XL - Settings - Mic Test
You can use this feature to verify that the system's built-in microphone is working properly.
How to test the microphone:
  1. On the Nintendo DSi Menu, use the stylus to select the Settings ("wrench") icon.
  2. Select the right arrow twice to go to page 3, then select "Mic Test."
  3. Speak into the microphone (the microphone is located on the center of the hinge).mictest1.png
  4. The volume bar will fill up with colored bands when it picks up sound.
    • If the volume meter does not fill up, check whether anything is connected to the headset port. If noting is connected and test still does not work, then there is likely a problem with the microphone and the Nintendo DSi will need to be repaired. Please click here for repair information.
    • If the volume meter responds, then the microphone is working properly.

Jan 29, 2011 | Nintendo DSi Blue Console

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Microphone on ds

Hi - we had the same problem on ours - caused by overenthusiastic blowing (with spit!!!!) microphone shorts out. If shorted at mic it is easily fixable - do as we have done and buy a Game earpiece and mic combined for about a fiver. If it has shorted at motherboard, you need a new one.... sorry...

Feb 15, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Where do I plug the mic for Guitar Hero?

Plug the microphone into the USB port on the back of your Wii. You will need a controller for the player using the microphone. Also, as a note, you need a controller for each instrument plugged in. Plug the mic in with machine off, as the microphone will often not be detected if it is hot plugged while the machine is on.

Feb 14, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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How to play wii rockband guitar, drums without the microphone

Was your mic hooked up when the system was turned on? The mic is probably signed in. The mic needs to be reconnected and signed out. Or reboot the whole system with what you want to use plugged in only.

Jan 14, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Microphone not working

The microphone level can only be adjusted in certain games. Have you tried using the mic in any other games? Most likely, the mic is simply defective; I have heard of more than one case of manufacturing defects with Nintendo DS microphones. How long have you had the system? If it is still under warranty, Nintendo should fix the system for free.

Jan 27, 2008 | Nintendo DS Console

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The DS microphone stopped responding

Try the external plug in ds mic/headphone set this solved our problem

Jan 05, 2008 | Nintendo DS Console

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Microphone not working

adjust the proximity of microphone or call nintendo helpline 08706060247 which has a 24 month warranty

Oct 24, 2007 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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