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Windows 7: Mic Jack as Line-In

29 Sep 2010   #1
snakebeard

Windows 7. 64-bit
 
 
Mic Jack as Line-In

My laptop doesn't have a line-in jack. It does, however, have a microphone jack.
And I've heard that you can make it so your computer recognizes your mic jack as a line-in jack.
Does anybody know how to do this?


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29 Sep 2010   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If your laptop will allow it, then the audio driver will have the settings to do so. Some are even auto-sensing, but I would check the driver's program first.

On my tower, the Realtek sound let's you specifiy what port is what.
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29 Sep 2010   #3
snakebeard

Windows 7. 64-bit
 
 

how do I open up whatever thing I need to get into to change it?
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29 Sep 2010   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That all depends on what type of audio card you have, and if it has a program associated with it. That's way too general of a question to answer. You'd likely see something on the control panel, the system tray, start menu list of programs...etc.
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29 Sep 2010   #5
snakebeard

Windows 7. 64-bit
 
 

So if I don't have a specific program for it, is there one I can download somewhere?
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29 Sep 2010   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No, it would have to be included with your audio driver. Did you read somewhere that your mic-in can't be a line-in? Have you tried it? Did you look through Windows' audio settings?
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29 Sep 2010   #7
snakebeard

Windows 7. 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, I've done all that. Not working.
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29 Sep 2010   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Make and full model number of the laptop?
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29 Sep 2010   #9
snakebeard

Windows 7. 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Make and full model number of the laptop?
It's a Gateway.
The model number as printed on the bottom is:
NELA0
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29 Sep 2010   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Almost but not quite. That number leads here,

ENERGY STAR

which shows it to be from the ID49C series, which in turn leads here,

Gateway Support - ID49C*Gateway ID49C Notebook Series

Let's start with the basics. The audio driver installed and not using the default Windows driver? If not,

Conexant Audio Driver Version 4.121.0.50

also if the driver isn't installed then you won't see an option like this in the Windows recording properties,

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