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Sk0rch

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My microphone just randomly stopped working a few days ago, I went to accesories and sound recorder and it doesn't work, anyone know what to do?
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Terrible advice removed
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What kind of advice is that, this is where you go if things break, and people help you fix them. And no it is new, I think it's something with my computer...

Edited by Sk0rch, 10 August 2005 - 03:54 PM.

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Hmm, check that the sound hardware is enabled in device manager and it has its drivers, also do you have more than one mic port, alot of people have one on the front as well as the back. And check the mic with another computer.
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Sk0rch

Please do not take the comments from king kong as a measure of the quality of service we provide here at Geeks To Go.

warriorscot is now here to help you out. He is a staff member and the advice given by him can be expected to be top notch. You are in good hands.

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Thanks, well this may sound stupid but I forgot how to get to device manager. And my other cpu is busted down so I can't try out the mic on that. I only have one mic port, it is a pink port.

Edited by Sk0rch, 12 August 2005 - 11:34 AM.

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How do I get to device manager?
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1- Right Click [MY COMPUTER]
2- Left Click [Manage] - (On Menu)
3- Left Click [DEVICE MANAGER] - (On Menu)

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Edited by Jack123, 15 August 2005 - 12:10 PM.

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K well I'm at the device manager, I don't know how to do this part.

Hmm, check that the sound hardware is enabled in device manager and it has its drivers


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Sorry-Goofed on Post

Edited by Jack123, 15 August 2005 - 03:06 PM.

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Did you recheck connection? If you moved computer around any - this Jack pulls out easily - and is often not inserted all the way properly.

Just a suggestion - before we go off and running!! Check the Basics 1st

Now that you are in [DEVICE MANAGER] - Do you see any Yellow Warning SIgns in Sound Devices???

Investagate a little on your own - while we put a game plan together -

Post your findings - Any info HELPS-
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No yellow signs, I think the mic doesn't work, and I have no idea why. I just want to make sure it is not my computer.
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Quick Thought-

Most Mics have a ON/OFF Switch . . . Verify that MIC is turned ON -

Do you have any other Recording device - (Like Tape Machine) - that has a MIC jack ON?? See if works with an OFF LINE DEVICE -

PS - did you check / verify connection?

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Yeah it is plugged in, and this is the kind of mic that is attached the headphones, and I checked the on/off switch. I am pretty sure this mic is broken then, I guess.
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Well - how old is mic & headset? The wire to mic is small & fragile - so it is reasonable to go bad. What did you mean by randomly?? - Did it act intermittently at 1st?? - and then just die -

Did you go into [CONTROL PANEL] & check on Volume on [MIC] - ??

If not - Then lets do it now:

1- Left Click [START] > [SETTINGS] > Left Click [CONTROL PANEL]
2- Left Click [SOUNDS & MULTIMEDIA] > Left Click [AUDIO] Tab
3 - Does MIC show up? What is HIGHLIGHTED??
4 - Left Click on [VOLUME] - See if [MUTED] is Checked - - - UNCHECK if it is - - - & See if VOLUME can be adjusted?? & MIC works??

Does it work?? - OR - Did you receive a message: "There is a Problem . . . ."

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