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Re: microphone and external bose speakers stopped working
It is not by sound card only ,check the sound utilities,driver ,and master volume control,
if all correct just remove the side panel (if u have PCI sound card or separate sound card) and remove the sound card and replug it,
if now not working u call to technition
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Yes, the speakers must be connected to the device. Your speakers use an older color code for connections. The black plug from your speakers goes in the green socket on the device. There may be a black socket on the device, but due to the color changes, black now indicates a surround speaker connection, not the main speaker connection. I would guess, not seeing your speakers, that the tan plug is either for a microphone, or more likely, is how you connect the left speaker to the right one.
Note that the microphone is not listed individually in Device Manager because it works through your sound card. Perform the steps in the following sections in order, and then test to determine if your issue is resolved after each section.
NOTE: The microphone should be selected as the recording device in the Volume Control tool(sndvol32.exe).
To verify this, follow these steps: Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type sndvol32.exe, and then click OK.
Click Properties on the Options menu.
In the Adjust volume for box, click Recording.
In the Microphone box, verify that the Select check box is selected.
All the properties listed on the Playback section of the Volume control are independet of the recording settings. So you could record through the microphone by selecting it on the recording section, and mute it on the playback section. Then, you could record sound, but wouldn't hear it through the speakers while you are recording.
Check Your HardwareIf your microphone has never worked, or if it has stopped working, first check the physical connection of the microphone. Verify that it is firmly plugged into the microphone port instead of the headphone or speaker port. If you are not sure which port is correct, you can check the sound card to see if it is marked (sometimes with a picture of a microphone), you can use a process of elimination, check the documentation that came with your hardware, or contact the hardware manufacturer.
Run the Sound Recorder tool:
Windows 95Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to Multimedia, and then click Sound Recorder.
Windows 98Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to Entertainment, and then click Sound Recorder.
After Sound Recorder is running, click Record (the circle on the right side), and then speak into the microphone. If it is plugged into the correct jack, the line on the display should move up and down. If it does not move, sound is not making it through your microphone. If the line does move, press Stop, press Rewind, and then press Play to listen to your recording. If this works, but it does not work in your program, view the "Using the Microphone in Programs" section in this article.
Still Cannot Record
If you cannot record a .wav file after you follow the steps in the previous section, there may be a problem with your microphone property settings. To check these settings:
Double-click the Speaker icon on the taskbar, and then verify that the Microphone slider is at the top and that the Mute check box is not selected. If Mute is selected, click to clear the check box.
Select Properties from the Options Menu. Select Recording and click OK. Verify that theSelected check box under Microphone is checked, and that the Microphone slider is at the top.
I have never seen a laptop with strong speakers, including the 3 in my family. It is my feeling that reinstalling Win XP would not accomplish the results you are looking for. That is why I asked which kind of speakers you are using. In my case, I have used a set of Logitech external powered speakers with a sub woofer when I'm home with the laptop and the difference is day and night.
Adding a mike doesn't create echos/feedback. Windows? Version? Right click on speaker icon in lower right and go to recording device mixers, can mute and adjust level of sound sources, also microphone power and pre-amp. Telephones and other devices (laptops) with both input and output will feedback unless the input is "noise cancelling", so you will have to be much more careful with the placement of the external mike compared to using the built in mike.
For this particular issue, the work around is as follows: - Launch the tuning wizard via Tools->Audio and Video Setup - On Step 1: Speaker Setup, make sure the checkbox "Click here if you are using headphones" is NOT checked.
red/pink is microphone in green is line out to powered speakers, external amp or headphones blue is line in black is rear speaker out to powered speakers or ext. amp yellow/gold is digital out to SPDIF/DAT
That sounds alot like the microphone booster in control panel. Depending on what version of windows your are using, you can just open the sound control from the taskbar and go to the advanced settings and uncheck the setting "microphone booster". Adjust microhpone volume accordingly.
Check your audio settings to make sure that it's going to the right driver.
goto: start -> control panel -> sound and audio devices
out of the 5 tabs, you'll want to pay attention to 2 of them, these are the "audio" and "voice" tabs. Make sure that your speakers on are the external sound system's drivers and not your internal sound card. (Basically, make your sound playback the same as your sound recording)