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There seems to be something wrong with my mike. Whenever I use skype, after exactly 13 minutes and 50 seconds of conversation, my voice breaks up into a static mess. Also, the speaker seems to be hypersensitised so that the person at the other end of the skype conversation can a kind of scraping sound every time I move the PC slightly on my lap. It's brand new, should I just send it back or is this the case with all models?

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  • acordani May 24, 2010

    Thanks for your responses. I just thought I'd call in and let you know that I decided to follow your advice and sent it back. The new one just arrived today and guess what - the same problem! After precisely 13 minutes 50 seconds voice quality deteriorates into nothing. It's definitely not Skype as it works fine with my other laptop.

    I am now wondering if it is a manufacturers fault with the eeepc 1001P model. But if that's the case, it's weird that nobody else has picked up on it? All the online reviews said Skype worked fine.

    So I guess my next question is, what kind of netbook should I buy to replace it?

    Thanks for your suggestions, though.

  • Viva_la Feb 21, 2014

    i told you man, 13:50 is in no way shape or form a wire fault as the fella suggested below.

  • Viva_la Feb 21, 2014

    i told you man, 13:50 is in no way shape or form a wire fault as the fella suggested below.

  • Viva_la Feb 21, 2014

    Just ebay your laptop and get any other model asus. mine is the same as yours 1001p and has the same issue. my sony dosent do it and it has the same realtek drivers. itsgoto be an issue with the chips that control the drivers. they are cheap enough now days to just turf it and move on.. ebay it and get yourself another model eeepc.. the next model up is good. with bluetooth built in.


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NO send it back.. there is a loose wire inside. One of ours had the same problem We sent it back and now it works just fine. The tech said a wire on the outside of the microphone was touching a component and causing it to fail. Odd though because it used to work and we didnt even touch the unit when talking. But i suspect that some part expanded with the heat and caused it to touch. repair took 2 weeks to post and return But the service centre arranged for collection and return all at their expense.

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Loose wire. how can it be a loose wire? and it just so happens to trigger the Fuzzy at 13:50 on his asus eeepc, as it does on mine as well? and i bet after the 16:50 mark it goes back to normal for another 13 or so minutes.. then fuzzy again.

this is not a build quality issue, its 100% driver or software related. you are not alone.

ive even used a mic out of my dell, plugged into the Asus board, but the same issue showed up at 13:50 exactly.

loose wires don trigger themselves at an exact time, everytime.. lol.. noob.

ill find a solution, ive fixed over 400 laptops in my lifetime, this is Driver related.


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