Laptop mic doesn't pick up sound :(

March 16, 2010 at 17:41:34
Specs: Windows Vista
I have an HP Pavilion laptop, maybe 2 years old? and...

I'm not that bad with computers, so I know (well... I thought I knew :/) that everything is checked. The mic is enabled, boost is turned up, and everything. When I try to use it for Skype, however, my mic doesn't pick up anything. When I go into Recording Devices, it says that it's working properly. Also, when I tap the back of my screen on my laptop, it picks up a little noise. Is my mic just shot, and do I need to purchase a desktop one? Thanks for your help :)

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March 17, 2010 at 01:41:36
... you might aswell hook-up an external mic even if the laptop one works as it picks up everything for what they're worth mine sounded like I was using an electric shaver all the time!

... best to just run off the laptop battery when using the mic as it'll also pickup mains ac/dc adapter cycle(s) interference.

... I did'nt know harddrives made so much noise and the guy(s) who decided to implant the mic's into there design "so stupid"... @ least your's is fixed into your screen, maybe they are better now ... more sensitive(?)


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