Question about ViewSonic VX2255 Monitor
What I thought was a microphone problem turned out to be a design turd and a cable issue.
One would think that the USB connection doubles as webcam and microphone input, and the line in connection is for the speakers -- amplified or otherwise. The brainiacs at Viewsonic have designed a "line in" jack which acts as BOTH the input for the audio signal as well as feeding the microphone signal out. So you need the special cable that came with the monitor. The black jack goes into the "line in" socket behind the monitor, and the lime green one on the other end into the PC side speaker jack, and the pink one into the PC side mic-in jack.
I looked in my grab-bag of wires and things and fortunately was able to find the weird cable despite the fact I purchased the monitor more than a year ago. I never tried to use the webcam/mic feature until now.
Fortunately the tech I talked to was smart enough to realize that I was the one who should be laughing (mad) at them and not the other way around.
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
Solution #2 posted on Dec 15, 2009 fixed the problem. THANK YOU kbfixer !! I had to open a few moving boxes and found the cable in the original package, unopened. The other problem was getting the webcam on the monitor to pick up sound. I had to set the mic configuration WHILE running the movie application on the webcam. Otherwise, it kept resetting the mic level. Also set the DC noice cancelation on which made for a much better sound.
Posted on Jul 24, 2010
Same with me. Have an MacMini. iSight and Skype works, but noise with PhotoBooth and... mic also doesn't work.
Posted on Mar 16, 2008
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