Computer mic don't work.

January 27, 2005 at 17:29:04
Specs: Windows ME, Not sure.

I'm not sure what the problem is. All my volume controls are correct and the mic is on for recording. I've tried two different mics, but neither work.

When I plug them in and go to record/talk nothing happens. I've even tried it with old headphones. When I send a message through AIM and my speaker is on it records some activity in Windows Recorder so I thought maybe plugging the mic into the jack the speaker was in would do it, but it didn't. Could it be my sound card, not having a certain coded, or my volume controls? I've pretty much tried everything.

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January 28, 2005 at 02:11:27

Meat, is it possible you need a different sound card driver? Perhaps there's a different version which will like the mic better. Check with the mfr. and see.
Ed in Texas.

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January 28, 2005 at 06:29:13

I always try the easiest things first ,check all lines in ,make sure your mic isnt muted in the volume properties thru the speaker icon on your taskbar, swap out mic with another working one a friend or family has ,make sure you have the mic connected and plugged into proper input at rear of PC on your sound card. Also I have found that configuring my Mic thru the sound recorder utility has detected my mic and gotten it up and running when nothing else would ! For sound recorder utility go to Start/Programs/Accessories/Entertainment/Sound Recorder
Good Luck Nick

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January 28, 2005 at 09:30:06

What's MFR?

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January 28, 2005 at 18:41:28

Is there anything I can do to check to see what's wrong, or downnload to fix?

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January 28, 2005 at 22:46:18


"When I send a message through AIM and my speaker is on it records some activity in Windows..."

Just a thought. Do you have your settings, set to record what you hear. Maybe not to record, from a microphone. Check your settings. What do you have for a sound card (if you know), and what recording software? (creative maybe)

MFR= manufacturer, manufacture


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January 29, 2005 at 10:08:19

I have it set to record the mic. I'm not sure what my sound card is.

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February 3, 2005 at 22:22:32

I had the same problem with SOUND MAX a while ago . After Tons of trouble shooting I stumbled upon the fact that my microphone was too powerful/sensitive for the sound system.(I was on WInme from XP)
Believe it or not I went to a cheaper microphone and thats ALL it took. It works fine now. But still will not take either one of the expensive mics I have. It simply will not work with them.

A computer is a perfectionist's nightmare.

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February 10, 2005 at 01:09:30

i am working with windows xp and are having trouble with sound i have recently joined skype so i could speak to friends i can here them but they cant here mr hoping you can help
e lawson

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