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When I plug my Microphone into the pink socket it does not work, but computer sound test says it is working.

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What is the operating system installed?

If it is Vista then you have to enable the device.
Click Start -> type sound on the start search, open sound

enable the other device that you see there

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How to connect mike in computer


  • Look for the sound card on the back of the computer. This will have a 15-pin connector and several colored jacks.

  • Locate the microphone jack. Although some manufacturers will stray from the norm, the microphone jack is typically colored red or pink and/or will probably have a picture of a microphone.

  • Connect the microphone into the jack.

  • Click "Start," then click "Control Panel," then click "Hardware and Sound," then click "Manage Audio Devices" under the "Sound" category. This opens the "Sound" window.

  • Click the "Recording" tab. Here you will see a picture of a microphone. To the right of the picture should be a sound bar.

  • Test the microphone by speaking into it. If the sound bar lights up, then the microphone is plugged in correctly and ready to use. If the sound bar remains gray, then there is no signal. Try another jack on your sound card and repeat the steps to test your microphone. If you still can't get the microphone to work review your computer documentation or contact the manufacturer's technical support.

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    1/ I switched computers, downloaded the program on the new, and now I can't get a voice. The microphone is on, volume is on. 2./ somehow 4 people with off color ads are on my messenger list and I can't...


    I assume you're troubleshooting a problem with your microphone, since you mentioned that.

    1. Verify all physical connections are all the way in. Speakers and microphone sometimes stop before they are all the way in.

    2. Verify that you have sound (play music or any sound file). If Windows Media Player gives you an error, google it (use caution here). If there is no sound and no error message, reinstall driver for audio (from Mfg website or "Driver" CD that may have come with your computer).

    3. Use Control Panel, Sound, to check for settings that mute sound (check boxes). If you change anything document it carefully beforehand and test frequently, as there are many settings. If you change something and it does not fix the problem, it is a good idea to change it back right away--unless it's obviously wrong (mute checked).

    3. If all else fails, try the illogical solution that sometimes works for me: Remove the microphone plug from the back of the PC (plug and port are usually pink). Plug it into the wrong hole (blue or green), then plug it in where it belongs. Every 8 years I find a microphone that is not fixed by any of the usual (logical) fixes. And this has worked twice for me.

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    Please also seperate two questions from now on. It's impossible to tell which one you are still trying to solve. I know nothing about deleting people.

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    Speakers


    On tower computers made in the past 8-10 years, the speaker socket is colour-coded so you can easily find the right socket (this colour coding system is known as AC'97).
    The speakers go in the light green socket, and there will usually be two others, one is light blue for secondary sound output, and the other is pink, used for microphone input.
    Computers with older sound systems may have all black sockets instead, invented before the AC'97 system of colour coding, in which case there will usually be a very small picture indicating which is the speakers.
    The easiest way with older black socket designs is to start the PC playing music, and then go thru each socket (it's perfectly safe to plug speakers into the wrong one of the available sockets - none of these things carry high voltage of any kind.
    High specification modern towers may have 6 or more sockets available, as these are needed for surround sound Dolby 7.1 speaker outputs. With that type, they are split into 2 groups of 3, with 1 group covering the standard pink, green and blue sockets, and then the extra ones next to them.
    You may also see a small square audio socket on your PC if its top of the range, and this may have a red glow from it. This is fibre-optic audio output, and you should avoid ever looking directly into these illuminated sockets as they are like a laser light inside.

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    Where do I plug in my microphone


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    I just borrowed this picture. Anyway, you plug the microphone jac on the PINK slot. Green is for the speakers or the sound output.

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    have you checked the settings under control panel/sounds and audio devices?
    open that up click the voice taband under voice recording press the volume button, check to see if the check box has a tick in it under microphone and that the volume is turned up. try the test hardware button to test your mic and adjust the levels from within the wizard.

    hope this gets you headed in the right direction

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    HEADPHONE MIC


    The headphones need to be plugged into the green jack on the computer, your microphone needs to be plugged into the pink(red) jack on the computer.

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    Microphone not working


    Make sure the device is not muted in the audio properties of whatever software you are running. Most audio programs will allow you disable it.

    You should be able to go to Sounds and Audio devices in the control panel to test. Under the voice tab is a button to test hardware. Check there as well.

    Hope this helps.

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    I can not use my computer microphone for live talk my computer acer aspire 5570z, other person to whom I talk can not hear my voice


    Make sure the microphone jack plugged into the right jack socket
    and that the microphone is plugged into the socket at the front of the pc.

    In WinXP go to Control Panel\Sounds and Audio\Voice\Test hardware, this will test your mic by recording from it and playing it back.

    If you are using a sound card go through the software setting.

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