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Windows 7: Microphone started to act up

05 Aug 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
Microphone started to act up

Hello experts.

  • I've recently planned video tutorials for our debugging section. Therefore, I obviously need decent sound. The first day I successfully sent a video to Shawn, in order for him to provide the feedback on the video quality and sound. Both were perfect in fact.
  • The next day I plugged in my headset with a microphone as I did the day before, and this time the microphone wasn't working. Quite odd.
  • I looked it up on the Lenovo forums (that's the computer I'm using for troubleshooting), and the fix was to install the Conexant Audio Driver through the Windows Update. I did, and it got even more messed.
  • It turns out that Conexant discovered the microphone again, which is the good news. The bad news is that Conexant boosted the microphone, as I saw in the Windows Sound settings. I turned off the boost, and set the level to a 100 %, and the sound was unbelievable low.

Unfortunately I will not launch the show until this is working!
If nothing is working in the end, I will do a clean install of Windows, I have basically nothing to loose on this laptop, besides my debugging tools - which are easy to reinstall.

The headset is a Roccat Kave.

Thanks a lot,

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