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Microphone doesn't work

When using games that require voice interaction or blowing the mic does not appear to work. What could be the problem? Should I seek professional help.

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Re: microphone doesn't work

The mic is connected by a small white wire that runs through the hinge section. It can get caught in the slot the top screens ribbon cable goes in and get broken. This is the most common cause. However it is also possible the end connected to the board has come loose. But it's more likely that the wire has been broken.

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Re: microphone doesn't work

I had this problem once. It has a certain range. Try blowing into it on those games, and go closer and closer until it reacts. Basically, it won't react to really soft or really loud noises.

If that does not work, then it could be broken, but that is a simple problem to fix. Get a Nintendo Headset

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Re: microphone doesn't work

Try to sent back to nintendo

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