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Where do I plug the cable into the computer

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You are talking about the little 3.5mm jack on the end of the microphone? That plugs into the back of your computer and it should be the pink ring on your sound card.
If that is not what you meant. Please describe further and I will be happy to assist you.
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Lee

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

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