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Microphone issues macbook air, cannot get it to work. shows it is there and not muted....but no sound is registering on meter or when i try it.

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Hello , your problem, maybe simple, I would say for example, there is a little cable that connect the mic to logic board, or in worst case you mic is damaged from intern. I think that the best thing that you can do is bring you macbook air and go to an apple store. you can buy some microphone on usb if u want

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XP: Windows Control Panel / Sounds, Speech and Audio Devices / Sounds & Audio Devices
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Ringing: VoIPVoice USB Phone or on board sound/Sound Card; also tick Ring PC speaker

Note: The audio devices you want to use MUST be present in these Skype device lists. If they are not, check the device connections and driver installations again.

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Vista: Start [Orb] / All Programs / Accessories / Sound Recorder

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