Can't get my microphone to work on my new comp
Posted 24 April 2006 - 09:34 AM
Posted 24 April 2006 - 04:11 PM
It might be easier for the real tekkies to help you if you specify some computer specs -
laptop or pc?
soundcard ? built in or pci/agp slot?
Also does your microphone have a 3.5mm jack plug or usb attachment?
In other words: What port on your computer are you plugging into?
Posted 25 April 2006 - 10:05 AM
OK I am using a PC
I have an AMD 64+ 3000+ Proccessor
An Asus A8N-SLI motherboard (only one graphics card though)
Don't think it's built in sound (tell me how to find out if possible)
A Geforce 6800GT PCI-E graphics card
Um I gues sit's a jack plug because it isn't USB, it sticks into one of the microphone holes in the front with the mic symbol next to it or I can plug it in at the back, same type of connection, same type of hole.
Posted 25 April 2006 - 04:31 PM
Sometimes the jumper for the front side microphone hole isn't attached when they ship computers. Also, be certain that the one at the back is a microphone INPUT, not a line out. Usually they are colour coded pink and the headphone jack green.
Your graphics card is for graphics- the stuff that happens on your monitor. It has little to do with sound processing. Have a look in device manger to see what is running your audiio.
In the pic above you can see I've got a creative audigy soundcard. You have probably got just whatever came with your motherboard, but this is likely to be useful information.
See if you can borrow another microphone (a simple one that doesn't have skype compatibility etc) to plug in. If that doesn't work you definitely know it's at the computer end of things (I know thta seems very likely already, but it's a process of elimination to precisely pinpoint the fault).
I won't be able to advise you on software changes, I'll leave that up to GEekstoGo staff, but this is a preamble to save them some time and get them the basic iinformation they are likly to need to start helping you.
Posted 27 April 2006 - 11:32 AM
Posted 27 April 2006 - 11:53 PM
mouse-pushing person without a clue, but you might just find an answer.
I had a look on their site but couldn't find a reference to your microphone (I presume it's a headset, yeah?).
Is it straight plug and play or does it require a driver (eg from CD) to be installed before it works?
The point of trying a plain microphone will tell us whether it is a software interface kind of problem between laptop and mike or otherwise a hardware issue with your mike input on the laptop.
(I'll try to help you as far as I can, but I'm not a true geek - my knowledge is limited when it comes to software issues. A little knowledge can be dangerous. Meanwhile, let's try to narrow down what the real problem is.).
Posted 28 April 2006 - 09:36 AM
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