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Whenever I record stuff on my webcam, there is no sound. I know it's not a volume issue cause volume works on other things like youtube and music. How can I fix my microphone? I saw your answer to someone else's question, but I didn't know where the "my computer" button was. Thanks! My Aspire One (Linux version)'s internal mic doesn't work with the build-in video recording program. I also tried an external mic. It also doesn't work...
The solution is: you have to install the driver that is on the Acer FTP site. No matter that there is a newer version out on the Realtek site, just install the Acer version. It will work then.
Here is the link to the official drivers:
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
Welcome to fixya
I know this problem and i also have the samething i went out and bought a mic ....On acers i found out the mic is not very good and the mic hardly ever picks up and sound unless you yelli in the mic
i would suggest you go buy a mic for the computer i have bought one and it works great
hope this helps you out have a great day :)
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
I bought an acer aspire 7715 and cant talk on skype . is there an internal mic on the laptop ,if there is how can i activate it . .
Posted on Dec 18, 2009
Hi, I bought an Acer aspire 1 2 days ago I also found the same problem but I solved this by going onto the acer homepage and selecting support, I had downloaded skype and tested my microphone and it worked and then checked this on my msn which also work what the problem is that you need to update you will see an update called communicatios suite with other updates update these on your aspire 1 please update all these with given time of 30 mins to complete. But if your wanting to use the video recorder the one problem is that acer are working on a codec update for video recorder please keep your eyes peeled for this update by checking your updates regular.
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
I got my Aspire One 150 (Model ZG5, with Windows XP Home Edition installed) on Jan 16 2005, and surprisingly, the problem of this thread was still there!
I tried some solutions of this thread, but some are partially helpful, and some update file sites seem to be not working for the time I tried. Finally I found a solution on http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/.
(And it's also a anoying and common problem there, people are tortured by it. Not all dealers are able to handle this problem. Some local dealers even request people to send the machine back for them to analyze!)
My situation is:
1. The mic beside the webcam doesn't work. It only records very low volume noise.
2. The mic socket works fine.
The solution is basically to use a OLDER driver instead:
1. Go to http://freewarelist.net/realtek-high-definition-audio.html and download WDM_R178.exe
from one of the links. (I got mine through Software Author.)
2. Remove current Realtek High Definition Driver and restart the computer.
(I remove it through Control Panel's "Add or Remove Programs".
But I am not sure if that's because I tried install Realtek Audio v184.108.40.20628.)
3. When the system restart, it would detect the audio hardware and try to find the driver for you,
4. Run WDM_R178.exe to install the driver.
5. After you restart the computer, the mic beside webcam now works.
(It works better than the mic socket! ;-)
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
I too had the deaf mic problem. A mic connected to side port worked, while the mic next to the webcam was very weak. I know it worked before as I used it to make VOIP calls when i first bought the netbook. However, something happened, perhaps an application tampered with a BIOS setting(?) and the mic went unusable (very weak). I tried adjusting XP’s sound settings with no luck. I was going to download a new driver, but the 50Mbyte file gave me pause. I decided to check if there was a BIOS setting for the mic by rebooting and pressing F2. I discovered there was no setting for the microphone. However, when I finished my reboot, I discovered that I got my microphone back (the recording level was as good as a plug-in mic). Hmmm.. next time I have built-in microphone problem, I will go through this procedure again. Can ACER explain this? Do they need to update their BIOS? Mine is 3304.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
I haven't got a solution only some info:
In The linux version of Acer Aspire One there seems to be a problem using both internal and external microphones with the webcam and for recording. Looks like it is a driver problem - hopefully ACER who sells computers without a working mic - solution, will have an update soon! - or else we will have to look at the linux community and hopefully find someone who can create missing driver.
It's a shame that ACER sells a product that is not really finished... Who would ever belive that in 2008 a pc with a built in webcam wouldn't have a functional microphone - internal or external.
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
Solution # 3 is 100% right. i have same that problem before.
I just install the realtek driver from the acer site and works fine for me. Here is the link to the official drivers:
Test your internal mic by recording your voice, @ start/accesories/entertainment/sound recorder
Posted on May 30, 2009
I have a Aspire one to and the microphone is working when I'm using Skype! But not when I'm trying to record something withe the Webcam!!! So the microphone is working it just doesn't record anything when I'm making a video.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
Tested on my AAO150 today - I confirm that old driver from Acer site (see solution #3) solved this problem (no one could hear me on Skype)!
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
Still have deaf internal mic (xp home). I have downloaded the Realtec HD driver from acer (this is the only audio9 driver they show on acer-euro. There may be other audio drivers I should be removing and reinstalling, but they are not listed on the acer site. Where do you get the Live Update, and can you get it for the xp? Thanks.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
the linux webcam program doesn't record sound on the aspire one. You need to get another application to record video and sound.
If your internal mic doesn't work have a look at this thread:
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
Acer Aspire One webcam doesn't record sounds and this came from Acer Tech Support himself.
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
I have also the same problem
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
My mic on acer aspire one windows xp
Posted on Sep 28, 2013
I need to know if my HP Pavilion dv1000 has an internal microphone and how to make it work. If not what microphone (external) will work with it. HP has not been any help. Ugggggh.
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
When i chat with other with yahoo messenger they can't hear me.
Posted on May 21, 2009
Microphone is not working, looks like i need the drivers for it, i updated my windows to xp, i am using dell 300m inspiron. want to know how to and where to get free drivers, i did google they say its free n and the end ask to pay. Can i find a site wheer they will do every thing aotomaticly?
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
I converted my acer aspire 1 linux to XP and mic is not working... anyone knows how to fi it? any drivers to install for it? pls mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details thank you!
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
Actually u dont have to do any of that. instead when u open up the video recording wizard the volume input level button is all the way at the bottom. just raise this up to whatever volume u desire and it records with audio.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Please try the following:
Click Start > Control Panel
If the title of your control panel says "Pick a Category", click "Switch to classic view" on the left hand side of he screen. Otherwise, just follow the steps below:
Open "Sounds and audio devices"
Go to the "Audio" tab
Click the "Volume" button under the "sound recording" section
Make sure the checkbox by "Select" under Mic Volume is checked, and raise the volume of your microphone here.
Click OK until you are back in the control panel.
Try your microphone again. If it still does not work, let us know so we can continue to help.
Thank you for using FixYa!
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
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