Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Can't hear Line in?

12 Aug 2011   #1
Patent

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Can't hear Line in?

I have my audio source I have plugged into line in.

If i right click on the speaker icon on the tooltray, and select 'recording devices' I get the recording window - there I see the "Line In" - the bar graph next to it pumps up and down suggesting my sound reaches the PC.

I then double click on "Line In", click on the "Listen" tab, and click on "Listen to this device" - but I don't hear anything.

Clicking on the speaker icon i select playback devices, and right click on speakers (I tried the same thing with headphones), and click 'test' I hear the test sound. I select properties and check the levels, they are turned up.

I check the Volume Mixer - the things which can be turned up are turned up.

Yet still I don't hear anything?!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
12 Aug 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

If you were hearing anything you'd just be hearing feedback as the mic cycled back through the speakers.
Is there any particular reason you want it to broadcast back through the speakers. It should be recording in games/apps without that happening.
if you open up recording devices and yell into it does the little green bar beside the mic icon move?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2011   #3
Patent

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

In desperation I tried disabling the device (don't use this device). Rebooting, and the enabled it again - and suddenly the sound appeared.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

13 Aug 2011   #4
Patent

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
If you were hearing anything you'd just be hearing feedback as the mic cycled back through the speakers.
Is there any particular reason you want it to broadcast back through the speakers. It should be recording in games/apps without that happening.
if you open up recording devices and yell into it does the little green bar beside the mic icon move?
I didn't say "microphone" and it wasn't a microphone, and as I wrote, the bar moved up and down when there was sound from my source. And the reason I wanted to hear it is that I wanted to hear it.

However as i wrote in my second message, it strangely solved itself.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Aug 2011   #5
Patent

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Seems it didn't solve itself, next day I have to do the same routine with disabling device reboot and reenable.

Any one has a better suggestion?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jul 2012   #6
jlozano

Windows 7 Ent. 64bit
 
 
No Sound from line input

  • Right click on the "Speakers" icon in your computer's toolbar. The icon looks like a speaker with sound waves coming from it.


  • Click "Recording Devices."


  • Right click anywhere in the background of the window on screen and click "Show Disabled Devices."


  • Right click on "Line In" and click "Enable." This will turn on the "Line In" jack on your sound card, enabling you to hear or record sound from any devices connected to it


  • Click "OK" to save your changes.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jul 2012   #7
Patent

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thank you for posting this message
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Can't hear Line in?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
cmd line way to mute line in realtek hd audio card
I have a line of music audio entering my realtek card to accompany a powerpoint slideshow, together they go out on our community cable channel. I need to kill the input, the music audio that is directly plugged into the card in the back of the pc, so that when I schedule a video (bod meeting...
Sound & Audio
hear my pc
is there some way to make people on team speak hear my pc sounds? example if im playing music on my pc is there still some way for them to hear it even though im wearing headphones?
Sound & Audio
setting password - line 1, black dots : line 2, letters & numbers
When setting a password for user, when I type it, it shows up as black dots but when I retype the next line, it shows up as the letters, numbers and symbols that I'm typing. It won't let me set it. What the heck is going on? Thanks
General Discussion
Everyone in any voice chat can hear everything I hear. PLEASE HELP
I am running windows 7 and it has Realtek HD Audio Manager. I have speakers plugged into 3.5mm jack in rear of computer and my Razer headset plugged into my 3.5mm front panel. When I am in any sort of voice chat such as skype, google chat or an in game (computer game) chat, everyone in the call can...
Sound & Audio
Line by line justification of text in Word 2007
Hello I would like to know if its possible (and how to do it if so) to justify a paragraph of text in Word 2007 to gradually get narrower. What I mean is, id like the first line of text to be longer than the one after and so on until I end up with something like this: ...
Microsoft Office
What U Hear
Hello people. I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium and I've heard that Microsoft only included What U Hear by default in the Business, Ultimate and Professional versions? Is this true? I've had to find a work around to get What U Hear to display in the recording devices section (Can't remember how...
Sound & Audio


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:19.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App