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VX2255 Microphone I have just bought this screen and the inbuilt camera works but the microphone does not work. Is it a driver fault, just simply broken or I haven't done the right thing yet. How would I know

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  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    I have the exact same problem.

  • Anonymous Sep 11, 2008

    mine worked for about 10 mins but for some reason my recorder wasnt picking up on the "sound wave bar" that displays recording fluctuations. But it was picking up sound. Then it stopped all together.

  • sweetdejah31 Jan 22, 2009

    I can get my webcam to work but the mic wont work at all..not sure if I am doing something wrong.

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    Same problem. Viewsonic help is rotten.

  • ryan5091 Feb 07, 2009

    mine used to work then i reinstall windows then it stoped working

  • ryan5091 Feb 07, 2009

    mine used to work... reinstalled windows... stoped working

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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

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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.

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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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