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Head set probs

Es, hello FixYa!

i just reformatted my computer and i have windows xp, i plug in my mic, and it doesnt work, While i go on my other computer and i can talk to other people, witch is ****, and on my computer it doesnt work, i can hear out of it but i cannot talk threw it, I havent had this problem, i always used sigmatel audio and its always worked with this mic.

I have tried everything, seeing if it was unmuted, turning volume up.

Its lame...and i just bought another mic! and it still doesnt work!

someone please help me.

just dont say "is it mute? or, are you using windows vista?"

thanks guys.


P.S. PLEASE HELP XD


-Exxr

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I understand you know what you are doing, but sometimes step by step tips might help you with something you could have overlooked, so here we go;

- You have selected the proper driver for the recordings (mike input) in : Volume Settings ~ Options ~ Properties ~ selcet the right mixer

- There is no other audio program installed that overruled the standard Windows setting to use another input driver or I/Face ?

- I am not 100% sure if the 5100 has a front entry Mike input, but if so, have you checked that input, instead of the standard backside input ?

- I know that some Dells have a small applet running that automatically detects if a device is connected to the mike input or speaker output. Play a bit with these connectors in/out, speaker/mike. Maybe the applet pops up and needs to be reconfigured. I'm sorry I cannot tell you which applet it is and how to start it from Windows, maybe someone else can help with that.

- Try the straight forward program Windows recorder in Start ~ Programs ~ Accessories ~ Entertainment ~ Sound Recorder ~ Edit ~ Audio Properties and selecxt the proper Audio Interface.

Good Luck !

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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