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Windows 7: Mic constantly playing through speakers.


20 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Mic constantly playing through speakers.

My mic is constantly playing through my speakers what it hears, even when I go into my sound options and disable the device. It's plugged in through my sound card's mic jack.
I use it for gaming, so I can't just unplug it. Can someone please explain to me how to make it stop playing what it hears. I'm using the Realtek HD Audio Manager.


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20 Oct 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Looks at speakers in speaker properties, make sure mic is muted.


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20 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SteelShark View Post
My mic is constantly playing through my speakers what it hears, even when I go into my sound options and disable the device. It's plugged in through my sound card's mic jack.
I use it for gaming, so I can't just unplug it. Can someone please explain to me how to make it stop playing what it hears. I'm using the Realtek HD Audio Manager.
Hmmm... ok on the bottom right hand corner of your screen right click the speakers and choose recording devices find which mic is making the noise. Right click it and go to properties. And see if listen to device is on if it is uncheck the box and click apply then ok
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29 Jun 2012   #4
SD7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

This problem has been driving me insane since I got my new Windows 7 system nearly a year ago.

The only solutions I could find all involved going through the Windows Sound/Recording Devices/Microphone/Properties/Listen and uncheck "Listen to this device". Unfortunately, this was already unchecked yet the microphone remained live through the speakers.

It was in the Realtek HD Audio Manager that I found a way to finally fix it (looks like an orange speaker in the system tray).

The attached image shows the option highlighted in red.


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16 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just a heads up for anyone else who finds their way here from Google, my control panel doesn't look like the post above (it looks like this, ASUS branded with a different layout). Instead I had to disable all audio inputs from the speakers levels in the windows settings.

Like this:
realtek - Imgur
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26 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

When i disable all of those, my microphone status switches to "currently unavailable" and stops working. by randomly turning things on and off i can get it back, but then it goes back to playing back what it records.
im using the headphone/mic ports from my x-fi sound card. help would be appreciated.
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04 Apr 2013   #7

windows 7 64bit
 
 
In playback not recording

This problem torubled me for ages, seeing only few people with success who had tried suggestions from forums, untill i noticed that i was consantly looking under Recording Devices not "Playback Devices" as i shouldve.

-if you right click on your speaker icon in task tray,
-go to PLAYBACK DEVICES
-double click ur default device to bring up properites
-click levels
-mute mic

this doesnt mute ur mic, but mutes it from playback thru speakers. hope this helps
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05 Jul 2013   #8

Win7 x64
 
 

Thank you SD7 ... this worked for me.
I also have a Gygabite MB with build-in Realtek audio.

Also thanks to JohnnyUK, I'm sure your contribution to this will also help some people.

Cheers,
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13 Aug 2013   #9

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Thank you

Thanks SD7 , I was about smashing my laptop !
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