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I have a Acer Aspire One, the microphone on it is really deaf, when every i use it, it barely picks up anything. I thought i might have broke it because i have been using a male to male cord to plug from the audio output to the microphone input so i can play little sound bits over the chat with my friends as jokes, over time i realized that i would have to talk louder and turn the volume up higher for my friends to hear me. Then one day i tried to use my Mic to find that it would not pick up anything i said, i tried almost everything, i turned off real tech, raised the volume settings as high as i possibly could, but i did not reinstall the sound driver or system restore. I later discovered that their are other acer microphone problems and would like to know if i broke my microphone and if not is there anything i can do to fix it.

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    Robert Pruitt Feb 09, 2010

    I already adjusted the level as high as i possibly could still nothing, i did the sound boost and i could kinda here my self but i was mostly drowned out by static. I have Windows XP home edition service pack 3.

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    Robert Pruitt Feb 09, 2010

    it is a built in mic, and the operating software is windows xp

  • petertrast May 11, 2010

    Open Sound in Control Panel, click on Recording tab, highlight your microphone and click on Properties and adjust the level. What version of Windows are you running?

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Is it a built in mic?

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  • petertrast Feb 09, 2010

    Did you try an external mic? This would definitely narrow down if it is hardware.

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