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Mic hookup Have a Targa 15.3 lapptop with vista. After installing a studio program i have failed to activate(install) a microphone. To make sure that software is not the problem I have attempted windows own simple recorder program but fail to record any sound there. The front plugs on the pc are pink, blue, green. And the studio program has multiple settings for mic, line in and multiple of each... not sure if that is enough to go on. But I am fairly certain my problem is simple and I am just overlooking something... can you help. thank you, merrymerry and hapyhappy marc

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Re: Mic hookup

You need to change your sound settings for the actual sound card for the mic to work.

click start then control pannel. and sound and audio devices make sure the settings are correct there and test the hardware by clicking the test hardware after changing the settings.

if you need anymore help just reply back in this post.

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many thanks nick

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