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Hi, first of all, i didn't know where to post this topic so Mods, please move to correct category if wrong.

I've bought a headset with a microphone, plugged it into my onboard HD sound, and the mic got detected, but nothing else than scratch could be heard. So i thought it might be the OS. I changed back to Windows XP Pro SP3. Downloaded drivers, still same problem.
I then figured i might have to get a internal soundcard instead of onboard. So i bought a soundcard, installed drivers for it, and guess what. It's still a scratch. I've also tried turning up the volume, and adding mic. boost.

So now, im desperate in need of help.

So i beg to this community. Please help me with my problem.
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Make sure you plug the mic into the correct jack
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Make sure you plug the mic into the correct jack


I did, i tried both line in and mic. And on my soundcard, theres only 1 for input. Mic/Line In.
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Next to the clock there is a symbol of a speaker double click on it and it will open up the Volume control
Make sure that you can see the slider of the microphone if not then go to properties choose the sound card the the mic is connected to and at the bottom check the Microphone and Ok.
now make sure the slider is up and the mute on the bottom next to the slider is off
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Vally, i have already tried those steps.
And still nothing.
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Does the headset have a volume control that may do something?
Have you checked the headset and mic on a different computer?
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yes i have tried connecting the headset to another computer and it works just fine.

Could i simply be that my mainboard is broken??
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Do you have a different microphone to check out and see if the microphone jack works?
What sound card did you buy?
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yea i tried that too, X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity Model No. SB04790 or something like that.

I did download drivers, and i tested the sound card in another computer and it worked just fine.
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What is the model of the mother board?
Did you disable the on board sound card in the bios? (it should be automatic)

before I posted

Make sure that you can see the slider of the microphone if not then go to properties choose the sound card the the mic is connected to and at the bottom check the Microphone and Ok.

you chose the correct sound card?

When you tried the card on another computer did you use the sound card and mic that u bought?
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my mainboard is a conroe 945G-DVI, the onboard sound is automatically adjusted, and i did chose the correct sound card in properties, and yes i can see the slider of the microphone, but there's no input whatsoever.

And i tried the soundcard on the other computer with the microphone as well, but it was working there.

I really don't get it.

But thanks a lot for trying to help me.
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Here is an attachment of the sound control panel
mic.JPG
I marked with arrow where the sound card should be chosen
and also to make sure about the mute to un check.

It seems there is something small we are missing.... :)
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I have those properties already, and i tried using Line In, "What U Hear" and others just to test. But still it's nothing :)

I had my schools IT Technician to look at my computer and he didn't know either.
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