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My microphone does not work anymore...when I use my headphones it works but when I unplug them I cannot speak to anyone

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  • Daniel McMullen May 11, 2010

    Is this a USB headset? Does it have the mic built into it?

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Please install the sound card driver and then restart your PC. I think it should be start to work now.

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click start control panel on the left select hardware and sound then select manage audio devices then recording you should see a microphone right click select enable windows 7



click start control panel on the left select hardware and sound then select manage audio devices then recording you should see a microphone right click select configure speech recognition then


you will see earphones with a speaker among a list set up a microphone headset with microphone then next and next again you should see your earphones with microphone being configured



click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it or select audio from the microphone drop down list


make sure you have the right one selected and in the volume box make sure the microphone box has a tick in it or

select the voice tab


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or you might have to depending on your operating system
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plug your headphones in
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at the bottom it will say set as default
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then when you disconnect your headphones it automatically switches to the speakers and when you plug them back in it automatically will switch to headphones


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