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Issue with built-in microphone in Dell laoptop

I'm using Dell laptop with windows vista installed in it. My problem is the built-in microphone is functioning properly. When I check the playback device setting from control pannel it shows working. But the person at the other end cannot hear the voice. Please help... Its very urgent...

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Check you recording volume level, it may be set too low. Right click on your volume icon in the task bar and choose recording level.

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You say the person at the other end so I assume you are using a messaging client (MSN, Yahoo, Skype etc). Check the audio set up in the client (it allows you to select the mic you want to use and test it).

On MSN Messenger this is Tools, Audio and Video setup

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Hey Marie,
Try doing a test recording in the Windows media recorder. Chances are you will get a wave signal if it has an internal mic.. Usually laptops have built in mics but descktops don't.
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