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My built-in microphone doesnt work due to important sound updates

Well, my built-in microphone was working just fine at the start. The sound was very clear. But since i download some audio updates, my microphone never worked again after that.

When i play the sounds that i recorded, its like a massive annoying continous noise and you cant record any sound properly. And when i open my sound tester, it says that the computer doesn't detect any sound. (When there is a lot of sounds around)

its very annoying. Anyways, i hope that u can try to help my with this problem. I would really appreciate it if you could.

Thanks a lot
bye

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    brian c May 11, 2010

    I'm not sure why my clarification request didn't go through, but have you recently added any other sound hardware, such as a USB headset, etc?

  • brian c
    brian c May 11, 2010

    Have you recently added any other hardware, li ea USB headset, etc?

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Normal 0 Check your Audio Setting.



Web Camera’s have to be setup on the program they are to be used with. Just installing the camera on your computer does not set it up to broadcast on messengers or Skype.

Each program has Options that have to be setup in order for the Audio and Video to function properly.

A. Skype Setup:

After downloading and installing Skype set it up as follows:

  1. Go to TOOLS, then OPTIONS, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if installed properly will come up and show a picture.
  4. Then on the bottom of the page click on Save.

The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now see and talk to you.

B. Yahoo Setup:

After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
  2. Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
  3. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  4. Next go to the Test Audio section and (in blue writing) click on “Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the left window.

C. Windows Live Messenger:

  1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
  2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
  3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
  4. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the instructions.
NOTE: You audio and video shoud work. Enjoy.

When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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