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A simple functional check is to connect the microphone to an amplifier with the appropriate cable. You'll hear your voice if the mike is working properly (assuming, of course, that the amp, cable and speaker are all good as well), and will be able to hear any gross distortion or other defects. If you want to know if the mike is working strictly to technical specifications (output level, frequency response, etc.), you would need access to the required test equipment for measurement.

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HP-H700MV - windows xp sp3 - .headphone is ok. connection of device is ok.microphone not work.


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check the wire connection to the sound blaster of the microphone
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HERE'S THE ANSWER TO YOUR PROBLEM:

These are the possible causes why your mic doesn't work:

1. If it is not connected properly
2. Some issues with the microphone
3. The sound drivers are not set up properly.

These are the possible remedies for the above mentioned causes:

1. Try to check if the mic is connected properly. If it was improperly connected, it won't work at all.
2. Some microphone requires battery so try to check this out. Older versions of microphones do not work with the new ones.
3. Set up the sound card properly.

I hope it helps... Thanks...

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My microphone is not working. What do I do? Trying to use Skype, but microphone want work


Hi ldlw65,

Please follow the below steps to set up your microphone properly :-

  1. Firstly check if your microphone's cable is in proper order, if it has been damaged, then it's that physical fault which stops microphone from working.
  2. Now if the wire or cable of microphone is OK, check if you have connected your microphone in the correct slot , in your motherboard , usually there is a sign of mic besides the microphone slot.
  3. Then check for the control panel's sound and audio devices option , by going in your control panel, if you open it and go in the audio tab you should see your recording device as enabled.
    If it's disabled then you need to install your audio driver's again.
  4. Now , if everything is ok till here , all you need to do is do a microphone check by going to sound recorder (start >programs>accessories >entertainment>sound recorder )in windows xp , in case you are using windows xp or any relevant software in the other operating system which records audio.
  5. Once you have the application like sound recorder try speaking on mic while you activate the record option , if you see that your sound is being recorded, then your mic is functioning properly, if it's not then you need to check if your mic is the current recording device.
  6. To check if your mic is the current recording device , all you need to do it double click on the volume icon on your task bar and you will have volume control box open , then you need to go to the options menu and choose properties.sajjad4help_2.gif
  7. After you choose properties you will have a radio button for recording , select it and you will find devices for recording , then make sure microphone is selected and click ok.sajjad4help_6.gif
  8. After you select ok , then you need to select microphone from the recording options to activate recording via your microphone.sajjad4help_7.gif
Now you should be able to use your microphone properly without any problems.
Your feedback would be appreciated.
Hope this helps ..)

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I installed all the drivers properly. The microphone is not working in my Acer Aspire A0751H. I just boot my netbook and installed WinXP SP3. The microphone didnt work in my previous WinXP SP2 also.Please...


go to device manager and check if driver installed ok, also try to use external microphone, also go to sound panel and check to make sure microphone is not muted. hope this helps

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Nintendo DSi & Nintendo DSi XL - Settings - Mic Test
You can use this feature to verify that the system's built-in microphone is working properly.
How to test the microphone:
  1. On the Nintendo DSi Menu, use the stylus to select the Settings ("wrench") icon.
  2. Select the right arrow twice to go to page 3, then select "Mic Test."
  3. Speak into the microphone (the microphone is located on the center of the hinge).mictest1.png
  4. The volume bar will fill up with colored bands when it picks up sound.
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    • If the volume meter does not fill up, check whether anything is connected to the headset port. If noting is connected and test still does not work, then there is likely a problem with the microphone and the Nintendo DSi will need to be repaired. Please click here for repair information.
    • If the volume meter responds, then the microphone is working properly.


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Be sure that your Microphone was designed for the XBox 360 console, and that it's connected properly. If everything checks out, try the microphone on another game. If it still doesn't work, get a new microphone.

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I?m facing a problem with built-in microphone that its not working after i install XP.


Try going to the control panel,
  1. click on sound's and audio device's,
  2. in the sound's and audio device's propertie's box click the voice tab at the top,
  3. under voice recording check to see if the internal mic is checked in the voice recording, default device box,
  4. if it is click the volume box, a new box will appear that say's recording control,
  5. make sure the microphone has a check in the box,
  6. under microphone click the advanced tab,
  7. in the advanced tab make sure the microphone boost has a check in the box,
  8. go back to the sound's and audio device's propertie's box under the voice tab,
  9. at the bottom of the box under voice click on test hardware,
  10. on some built in microphone's you have to talk into the area where the mic is located on the laptop.
  11. if it does'nt help try using the device manager to resolve the sound issue's, check to see if the device is enabled, if it is use the troubleshooting tab to see if the device has a conflict, if it's working properly it will say this device is working properly, or try using the update driver tab.

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Check first if your sound card is working properly.

My Computer >> Right click...Properties >> hardware >> Device manager >> Sound

Then go to Start >> Control Panel >> Sound and Audio Devices .........hit ADVANCED

one dialog appears MASTER VOLUME >> Go to OPTIONS >> Then PROPERTIES..........

CHECK the MICROPHONE...........Hit OK.............

This will be fixing your problem (if your sound card is working well)

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1-adjust the overall volume by pressing fn+f 5 hotkeys
2-adjust sliding mixer controls by doubleclicking the speaker icon
3-disconnect the headphone jack to enable check of internel speaker.4-confirm that microphone plug is proper connected to mono mic jack.5-confirm that microphone is selected as recording source in control panel----multimedia and recording level is adjusted.
confirm that sound source is selected in control panel----multimedia
confirm that headphone connector connected in right postion

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hmmm did you try a different mic, and exure its jacked into the mic in of your sound card.. If you have dual sound devices, ensure its in the correct selected device...

1.)To see which device you have as the selected device, Click Start, All programs / accessories / entertainment, volume controll..

2.)Choose Options and then properties

3.)In the mixer device drop down list, ensure that the correct device is selected. Click on the drop down list to see all aviable devices..

4.) Now under the Adjust Volume For selection select recording

5.) In the Show Following Volume Controll Box, select Mic,(make sure its ticked)

6.) Click Ok

7.) The mic and aother controlls will show up, under mic ensure select is checked..

NOW TEST YOUR MIC..
1.)Start, All programs / accessories / entertainment / Sound Recorder
2.) Click Edit then Audio Properties
3.) Under Sound Recording Select the Appiorate device..
4.) Click Record and try it..
5.) Stop it and play it back..


IF THAT DONT WORK REPLY HERE AND WE WILL HAVE A LOOK AT THE DRIVERS..

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