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Ive just bought a headset for my laptop, but the mic doesnt work though the speakers do. My laptop is vista and it doesnt even recognise that there is a microphone plugged in. Any ideas?

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  • bextarooni Jul 16, 2008

    yeah i have done all of that. It doesnt appear of the list when you click on 'Recording Devices' on the volume control.

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Please confirm first that you plug mic jack in right socket-open volume control and check mic not in -mute--and fader in up position
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