how to fix the mic on my macbook

April 15, 2011 at 21:06:00
Specs: Macintosh

the mic on my macbook is not working.
when i am on ooVoo with friends they say they can here some static witch mean it is trying to work.
even when i make a video on my macbook and replay it i cant here anything i am saying but i can here the static that the computer is making

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April 18, 2011 at 00:31:25

First, please check the Microphone settings within the Sound preference pane. You will find this on all OS X versions in System Preferences. Open the Apple menu that is located at the very top, left corner of your screen, and open System Preferences. Open Sound under the Hardware category. Click the Input tablet to make the Input pane active. Change your mic settings as necessary; you will note that OS X allows you to see how loud your mic is in the window.

If you need further help, please let me know. It's been a pleasure to assist you. :)

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April 18, 2011 at 05:47:59


1. i want to use mic on a headset instead on the built in one on my macbook. how is this possible? i had tried once but there is no option to change the mic to the headset one.

2. my skype calls do hv static according to the receiver. is there a way to remove the static as it was not present till recent. (using built in mic)

thanks :D

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April 18, 2011 at 12:01:15

Your headset may or may not be detected by your version of OS X. Use the same instructions that were given to the previous poster to get to the Input pane in Sound within System Preferences. Look for "External Device", "Line-in" or a generic name if your headset's make and model is not detected.

Also, to decrease static, lower the volume in the Sound preference pane, turn off cellular devices near the computer, and if you happen to have any fans or sound equipment near the mic, turn these off.

Let me know what else you need help with. :)

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May 29, 2011 at 08:39:09


Thanks for the reply :D

I still have static noises during skype calls. wen i move the macbook monitor or try knocking it, it then disappears for a bit. if i start moving the mac around to adjust seating, the static appears again n i hv to knock or move the screen up n down ... what can it be done to remove the static. is it coz of internal wiring or the speaker is broken or something..

thanks :D

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