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Pavilion dv4000 microphone

Thanks for your help re: the microphone. I plugged it in, but no volume. Where do you adjust the volume control for the microphone? Is it on the desktop somewhere? Thanks again for your quick reply, Annika

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Hi Annika,
The setting of Microphone Volume depends on whic is your hardware and which Operating system you are using. Also in which software you are trying to use.

I am describing here a general way how to addjust microphone volume

  • See the following pic:
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  • The above picture is from my icon tray, you can find it on your right-bottom of the screen.
  • I have marked two icons the first one (left) is for Realteck as its my audio device, the second (right) is from windows and its avail in all windows operating system.
  • So just double click on Volume icon (right one).
  • It will open a window like:
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  • Click on option and select properties
  • Then click on Recording and then on ok button as followsPavilion dv4000 microphone - 5ba0903.gif class="h_mi">5ba0903.gif
  • Then a window will appear with all audio input devices you have on your system, If there are more thPavilion dv4000 microphone - 2553ae9.gif select microphone.
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  • Addjust your volume as per your need.
  • and finally...............:))

If any problem just Ask me.
Gud Luck

Posted on Apr 17, 2008


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