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I have a 2004 Dell PC with a Soundmax digital sound card and I'm trying to use Google's new g-mail phone service, but I'm having problems configuring the sound card. I can call out and my external mic works, but not on the computer phone call.

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  • Steve Caulfield Sep 04, 2010

    I'm trying to use Google's new phone call option, but my voice isn't coming thru. I have an external mic plugged into the mic-in jack and headphones plugged into the headphone jack. I checked the mic properties and it shows the mic working. I can't find Google's voice and chat plug-in in order to check for mic muting there. Google's talk plug-in is listed in the control panel programs but not in the list of programs on the desktop under all programs and I don't know how to access it in order to check mic muting there.

  • Steve Caulfield Sep 04, 2010

    Your level of expertise was very helpful.thanks

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I guess the issue is when you want to call using a direct mic on the computer ..(I believe you attached a headphones...right ??cause the computer do not have a microphone unless it is a laptop with a internal mic..)
If you have the microphone attached..than all you have to do is to double click on the speaker icon in the tasc bar-s tray system (the icons in the right ) ..and a volume controla manager page will appear ..in there look for the mic..and see not to be muted if yo fin it ..if there isnt present ..click the options ..and properties..and from the list tick the case for the mic in and add it in the volumes page ..after that see not to be muted..and raze the volume ..and should be working ..
also check it by making a mic check into the preferences (options) of the software you use to
call..
Another issue is to open the sound max..manager ..and look for speaker configuration ..and in there look for the correct plug for the ..cause its position might be changed..or the wiring can be faulty ..and if you never used a mic..try to see if any position will work ..(change the inlet ) ..
if you are using the front panel ..in lets ..take in consideration that they may be disabled..so try the back pink for the mic in case it seams not to be working ..
If you have a surround %=1 configuration made for your speakers..(3 out lets in the back ..) and you only have a 3 outlets sound card ..than change it to 2 stereo from the speaker configuration of the sound-max manager ...cause this settings cuts out the mic function to use the plug for the 3rd out...

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  • Catalin Turcu
    Catalin Turcu Sep 04, 2010

    Look for it in the start ..all programs ..and if you installed it ..it has to be there ..unless you never installed the software ..and you just used an on line version ..
    for to be sure ...just run the installer again ..and it will put a desktop icon too..after that open it ..log on ...and check preferences and options under the program ..
    By the way ..check the mic cause it has a switch on it too ..and it might be off..(some of them have ) ..
    Here is a link for Google Talk ..http://www.google.com/talk/
    it also have a video call plug in there ..if you install it it will allow to make video calls as well..


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