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Windows 7: New computer - Mic doesn't work


28 Feb 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
New computer - Mic doesn't work

So I got a new computer but when I plug my microphone in, it doesn't pick up any sound. The headphones work perfectly but the microphone doesn't. In the control panel (recording options) it has these options:

Front Mic
VIA High Definition Audio
Not plugged in

Microphone
VIA High Definition Audio
Currently unavailable

Line In
VIA High Definition Audio
Default Device

Stereo Mix
VIA High Definition Audio
Currently Unavailable



My pc specs:


Thanks.


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28 Feb 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

If this is a factory made computer I would go to the manufacturer's website and make sure there aren't driver updates for any of the audio components. Or perhaps even reinstalling the original ones may help.
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28 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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28 Feb 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Thanks, but which codecs do I download? (Step 4 after selecting all the stuff I need to)

And no its custom built.
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28 Feb 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I can't tell you that without knowing the model of the motherboard.

or you can just google it yourself, type in the mobo model and the word spec after it. You should be able to find a spec sheet for your motherboard fairly easily.
It would detail which of the audio chips you have.
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28 Feb 2011   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Asus M4A87TD/USB3 - Specs & Reviews

I still can't work out which I need. I'm on 64 bit windows 7 as well.

Thanks.
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28 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Via vt1818
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28 Feb 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

VIA VT1818 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
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28 Feb 2011   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

EDIT: Nvm I got it working, thanks guys .
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28 Feb 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Could you be a bit more specific as what you are trying to use the mic for, or what recording/communication app you are trying to use it with.
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