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Windows 7: Microphone stops with applications when I plug in my speaker.

03 Dec 2011   #1

windows 7 professional x64
Microphone stops with applications when I plug in my speaker.

Here's what's happening, my built-in microphone works perfectly fine when there aren't any audio devices plugged in. i.e. no speakers plugged except for the built-in speakers.

To test the microphone I used the sound recorder application in windows and every time I plugged in my speakers (in the right jack) the microphone stops working and no sound is recorded. Checking the audio settings, I have the microphone as default device(realtek high definition audio). When I turned the playback on, I can hear microphone through the speakers fine but still no sound is recorded. I tried upgrade install using the windows 7 dvd. My realtek drivers are up-to-date. Still doesn't work.

I'm using a brand new ACER ASPIRE 4743g with upgraded ram (to 4gb).

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05 Dec 2011   #2

Win 7 Ulitimate x64 - Signature Edition

You have to go the RealTek website to get the most recent drivers, but they will tell you to check for new drivers for Motherboard first.

I had the same problem with my PC until I got the latest NVIDIA drivers, and then stubled around for days until I found a setting that set "I have both a headset & speakers". They really don't like to make things easy.
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27 Apr 2012   #3

windows 7 ultimate 32bit

yeah i know this is a old post, but this is exactly what my problem is.
except my lappy is an acer 4750g.
all drivers are updated though.
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