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Rock band I recently bought rock band for ps2 and it keeps looking for a microphone, even though I have a controller and guitar hooked into it. Nothing I do gets rid of it. Seems to be no where to choose instruments. Please help!

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  • smiller976 Jan 26, 2008

    I do have an eye toy, but I sure as heck don't want the mic for singing. I thought there was a way you could set up to play one or all instruments

  • smiller976 Jan 26, 2008

    I have the eye toy, but shouldn't I be able to use it without the microphone?

  • mparasca Feb 08, 2008

    I am at the second Rock Band (for PS2) kit and .. the same problem: the system does not recognize the microphone being connected. I tried to connect its USB connector directly to the Playstation's USB port and it is still not detected. Bummer!

  • kappachino Feb 18, 2008

    Eact same problem. Doesn't recognize that the mic is plugged in. Any solution?

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2008

    All the other instruments work fine in Multiplayer mode but the PS2 won't recognize the microphone whether it is hooked in through a USB self-powered hub or directly into the PS2. Someone save us from the vocal-less wasteland!

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2008

    Same problem here. EA has sent 2 microphones and still no help. The system still does not notice a Microphone has been installed. HELP

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    ours wont even find the mic. it is plugged in and says its not there

  • Baron1971 Mar 16, 2008

    We spent 159.99 for this game last night and hooked everything up but the system couldn't find the mic. We played musical chairs with the USB port and they all worked fine but mic was still not found. When we called the store where we bought the game from, not even an one hour later, the answer was to follow the instructions listed on the piece of paper in the box...LOL... classic... did anyone find a solution for this?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    Does anyone have a solution?

  • yip345 Apr 28, 2008

    I have the same problem for the PS2. It won't do anything when I plug in the mic. It's brand new, out of the box, and it came with no instructions in the plastic bag it came with. Even if it did recognize the controller as the mic, how would you use the mic anyway?

  • Anonymous Jun 29, 2008

    Same problem--No Mic recognition

    Why hasn't Rock Band or Sony posted a fix for this?!  Even though as PS2 owners we have certainly fallen down the Sony food chain we are certainly not alone. Rise up my brothers and sisters and demand that the powers that be fix this technical glitch.

    Power to the PS2

  • hombrelobo Oct 22, 2008

    I have the same problem. Anyone know the answer??

  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008

    Mic for PS 2 for Rock Band will not work.

  • mad as ever Dec 27, 2008

    I tryed to sang on rock but it keeps saying it couldn't detected the microphone.And I should connect it to the USB connector when it's all ready pluged in.I'm going to smash in if it doesn't start working.*-*



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It reads the controller as a mic since you use it for navigation. try just using the guitar

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Try buying a Eye toy if not or you could just buy a Microphone hope this helps...

Posted on Jan 26, 2008


Do ya have an eye toy because they have a mic

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I was having problems with my mic, then I tired plugging in my Logitech mic instead. It works soooooooooooooooo good!

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