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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?!


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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
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