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Windows 7: Microphone not working, is enabled but wont pick up audio

03 Sep 2011   #1
CrysAk

Seven 64
 
 
Microphone not working, is enabled but wont pick up audio

I've had this problem ever since i built the PC and latest drivers don't seem to fix it.

Previously on Win XP, i had to disable a line in to get the mic to work, however those options don't appear to be available on Win 7

i have an EVGA nForce 680i SLi motherboard, and running Win7 64bit Home with onboard sound.

i have updated the latest motherboard and realtek drivers, however cannot find a control panel for the microphone/audio other than windows own. (previously on XP realtek had a very poor UI/software to adjust the settings as well as in windows)

any ideas/help would be great

ta
Chris


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03 Sep 2011   #2
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Go to your sound icon down by the clock and right click on it and select sound and then recording devices. Right click in a blank area of the screen there and select show disabled devices and post a screen shot of it if you would.
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03 Sep 2011   #3
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Have you used Configure and Properties to make adjustments?
They're greyed out until you select Microphone.
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03 Sep 2011   #4
CrysAk

Seven 64
 
 

yup, set to 100% + 30db boost

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03 Sep 2011   #5
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Who makes the microphone? Is it a usb type like I have cause it appears that your computer isn't recognizing it.


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03 Sep 2011   #6
CrysAk

Seven 64
 
 

it is on my Sennheiser PC 350 headset, worked perfectly on Win XP, and never worked since moving over to Win 7
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03 Sep 2011   #7
CrysAk

Seven 64
 
 

when "listen to this device" is true, i get static through the speakers, if that helps at all?
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03 Sep 2011   #8
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Very nice headphones I must say. I'm wondering since these are a combination headset/microphone if there is not some software that you need to run them. I have looking all over the net to see if these need that even the on their site but that doesn't seem to be the case. I would ask them to see if they are compatible with Windows 7:
Sennheiser USA - Service & Support
Tell them the issue your having and see what they say..
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03 Sep 2011   #9
CrysAk

Seven 64
 
 

Thanks, a quick google and noticed another guy in particular has the same issue
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06 Sep 2011   #10
CrysAk

Seven 64
 
 

seems to be a common problem, just tried my brothers 4.99 headset and works fine

thanks for all the help
Chris
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