Most people do no use just one C418. If you have another C418 or other model from the MicroMic series, borrow the PCB located inside the XLR housing. Replace the board on the defective C418. If the mic now works, the original PCB is defective. If it doesn't, it is safe to assume that the capsule is fried.
Replacement parts are available from AKG at 818 920-3279. When soldering a capsule, use the hottest solder iron possible. Iron contact with the solder terminals longer than two seconds can burh up the capsule. The faster you can flow the solder and remove the iron, the less likely you will damage the new capsule. Be sure to use a heat sink to dissipate the heat as fast as possible.
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Re: AKG C418 is not working!
It works its probably just that you dont have your drivers set up right same problem here with my usb mic you gotta go into sound and change the standard mic to the mic you want to use and if you have a web cam mic also hooked up you will want to disable web cam mic (not the web cam) in drivers these 2 mics are having conflict of interest
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Being a dynamic microphone there is not much that can go wrong with it apart from:
broken / detached wiring
failed diaphragm capsule
before doing anything else check it isn't a cable fault.
AKG products normally have a 2 year warranty so if it's inside that time take t back for repair / replacement.
Otherwise a competent repairer ought to be able to fix it for you cheaper than replacement
Have you tried using a another XLR cable..,or are the other mics phantom powered condensers..ie try to locate if its a mic problem or the cable..2 other points are 1 - XLR leads for phantom mics need to be XLR to XLR male to Female plugs[ends] 2- is that often an XLR to XLR cable will be not soldered or wired right,so that the power [phantom power is not getting to the mic] so ensure you have a proper cable for that job...Sorry i can't be more specific but from reading your problem all these issues come to mind..If you have ruled all these things out,then it could be the capsule or loose joint or component in the mic which means contact AKG,pro audio services or find a DIY mic person to help..G luck!!
Mikes are very fragile things and if you consider that the wire on the diaphragm is hair thin then you will understand that when dropped it will break easily. Also the magnetic field of the magnet is distorted by the impact. If you can get the wiring connector apart where the mike cable plugs in try testing for continuity on the 2 wires coming from the cartridge. Use a high resistance reading and work downwards. If you get nothing you will have to decide whether you want to replace the cartridge or buy a new mike. Sorry for your bad luck. I have 2 AKG mikes circa 1966 that it happened to that I still keep as a reminder.
Sorry that the parts list is in German, but at least you can look at the visual, see how they are put together and order the parts. Although this microphone has been discontinued, parts should still be available from AKG.