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SigmaTelAudio Microphone Problem

Hello.

I have a chronic problem with my built-in mike on my Inspiron 8600 Dell laptop. I've had it for 3-4 years. When using a program that requires the mike, sometimes it will work just fine. Other times, it will shut down and not work. I've tried doing a system restore, and that will bring it back for about a day. Even when it hasnt been working for a while, there have been times it will cut on and work for a long period of time. Is there a way to fix this? I have a jump drive with all the drivers to my computer on it. Should I reinstall it?

Thank you.


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    Ian Cormier May 11, 2010

    does windows manage this microphone or is it some other software

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Download latest audio drivers from www.support.dell.com
uninstall audio drivers from device manager
restart your system
then install latest downloaded drivers.

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