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Most likely the 1/8" jack's input is LINE level. The microphone works at a higher IMPEDANCE and will have to be boosted to line level in order to have a matching impedance to the input on your netbook. You can use a mixer, a DI box, or microphone pre-amp to match the LINE level of your 1/8" jack. That will give you more control over level with less noise.
If you do not have experience in repairing these mics, you should probably have a pro audio technician do the work. The problem is an open circuit in microphone's internal wiring; either the mic cartridge is dead, or one or more of the fine wires connecting it to the microphone output connector are disconnected. Sometimes the fault is caused by a bad solder connection, or a faulty switch. As I mentioned, unless you have experience with these items, you can permanently damage a potentially salvageable mic. A goos tech should be able to identify the problem in a few minutes, and if the mic is repairable, it should be a cheap fix. Worst case scenario, a dead cartridge replacement may cost half the price of a new mic. But then, it's essentially a new mic.
Have you tried different mic cables with the microphone?
Make sure the pins of the male end of the connectors on the microphone are intact and clean.
Also, check the mic cartridge.
Take it to a music store.