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I bought a 7" epc netbook and when I try to Skype using a plug in microphone, I can hear the person I'm calling but they can't hear me. So obviously my netbook is receiving but not transmitting? What do I do? And also as it only has a 2gig hard drive is it possible to buy a compatible camera so I can use video during Skype sessions as well?

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Go to Skype and use the help toolbox for your settings and call features to make a test call to skype.. It will confirm your speaker and microphone settings and connections. If it's not working correctly it will help you solve your problems . There's a possibility your microphone could be muted in your audio control properties . Right click the speaker icon in the lower right hand corner of your screen , scroll down to audio properties and select it to open up the dialog box which contains your input and output devices ..select recording device and make sure your microphone is enabled an using the test hardware feature test your microphone for level and quality .

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