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Windows 7: On-board microphone disabled/disappeared


05 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
On-board microphone disabled/disappeared

I recently, and perhaps foolishly, disabled and/or removed my on-board microphone (next to the webcam).

It no longer shows up under devices.

What ways can I go about in order to bring it back?

Any ideas/help is appreciated!

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05 May 2011   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

If this was something recent, System Restore MAY get it back. Restore to a date prior to doing whatever you did.
System Restore can be accessed from Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools.
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05 May 2011   #3

Seven ultimate 32bit
 
 

Is the driver installed? Check your device manager.. (right-click computer > manage > devicemanager) Look for any disabled or problem devices..

Later
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05 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

See attachment. That's all I got under sound devices.

The driver must have been removed, yes... I may try to locate it from the support downloads from the factory who made the computer.

Restoring is a bit too much for this little problem, but, if that will be the only way then so be it!

Thanks for the help so far.


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05 May 2011   #5

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

System Restore is not a complete reinstall. It's just a system "fall back" to an earlier date. System Restore does not delete any user data or e-mails. However, any programs or updates installed after the restore date will have to be installed again (or if anything was uninstalled it will have to be uninstalled again).
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06 May 2011   #6

Seven ultimate 32bit
 
 

Let us know!!
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22 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deadwing View Post
I recently, and perhaps foolishly, disabled and/or removed my on-board microphone (next to the webcam).

It no longer shows up under devices.

What ways can I go about in order to bring it back?

Any ideas/help is appreciated!

dude,

i made the same foolishness as you. how did you solve this?

thanks.
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23 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vicnard12 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by deadwing View Post
I recently, and perhaps foolishly, disabled and/or removed my on-board microphone (next to the webcam).

It no longer shows up under devices.

What ways can I go about in order to bring it back?

Any ideas/help is appreciated!

dude,

i made the same foolishness as you. how did you solve this?

thanks.
Right click on the Recording Tab to Show Disabled Devices.
Highlight Microphone, select Properties to enable the device.

If the Microphone has a red icon by it, unplug it.
If you have installed the software from Realtek, VIA, etc, then plugging in the device should cause a
detection pop-up to appear. Click OK to confirm the device. It should be ready to use.
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