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Why does my computer tell me my cou1 mic has malfunctioned everytime I plug it into the usb port?

My computer will not recognize my samson cou1 microphone. It says my mic malfunctioned and is not recognized. It also reports code 43. Sometimes the mic will randomly start working then go back to that same message.

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Sounds like a defective mic. Test it on another computer, with another USB cable, and if it still doesn't work, call customer service and they'll send a replacement.

Posted on Aug 03, 2014


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SOURCE: I am using the Samson

Hi, do you have a studio and what kind or type of sound card do you use?

Posted on Mar 28, 2011


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probably you deleted a driver or something ..but the fact that it works in another computer it is a good thing ...It means that the device itself has no problems ..and the issue is something missing from your computer ..
If it is a Xp I suggest to make a system restore and go back to an earlier date when you know for sure that the MIc was working ..
to do that ..just go to system on the control panel ..and after that sytem restore..choose a highlighted date when you are sure it worked..and go for it ..It will change nothing but settings and bring back certain drivers..
if you do not manage from system in the panel ..go to start /all programs./..accessories./.system tools/ system restore..
anyway ..even if this will not work ..after you will reinstall the computer it will ...It may be a cause of other certain files deleted from system 32 of windows by the antivirus (or quarantined )..and the lack of them make the mic unknown device..
If you have a driver disk that came with it it and will be ok ..if you do not have at least try on the support page and see if they have a driver ..
another issue may be the USB plug ..or the lack of usb 2.0 driver in the computer ..
I will try to see if it requires a driver ..but if it came without a disk it means that it must be seen by the pc and the issue is with the operation system at this moment ..

Posted on Oct 03, 2010


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SOURCE: I use the samson C01U

1. Try reinstalling the softpre software.
2. Read through their FAQ at:
3. Contact samson directly at [email protected] with your problem.
Good luck!

Posted on Mar 08, 2011


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SOURCE: My Samson C01U microphone doesnt

This has also happened to me. The cable has randomly stopped supplying power. Please help, admins!! It isn't BROKEN is it?

Posted on Nov 04, 2011



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SOURCE: Cant get my computer to

hey where did u get ur audio drivers i need them

Posted on Oct 06, 2012

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