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Windows 7: Microphone is NOT working?!

10 Apr 2013   #1
shadowboy1795

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Microphone is NOT working?!

Hi everyone,

Just today it came to my attention that my microphone, for some reason, just STOPPED working! I tried logging off and back on, restarting, disabling and re-enabling the mic, and NOTHING works! I have no idea what's wrong! If I try to record something, I can only hear it through one ear, and if not that, it just won't pick ANYTHING up and record static. It says that it's working when it really isn't. I have no idea how this happened. (I'm not using an external microphone nor do I have one. I'm using the built-in mic that's in my laptop.) Again, I have no idea what's wrong. I don't know what happened, what caused it, if there are specific symptoms... Nothing!

Please help me...

~shadowboy1795


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13 Apr 2013   #2
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Does the laptop have MUTE via some keyboard key(s) selection? Do you have sound at all?

Otherwise:

Probably time to get a replacement, no microphone jack on the laptop?

That's OK, get a USB one, assuming you have a USB jack (buy a USB hub, if all USB ports are in use, too)

Cheapo pieces of hardware go bad, and a mic in a laptop is a likely candidate, yeah.
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13 Apr 2013   #3
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Right click on the volume icon in the taskbar - click "Recording devices"

Now go to Levels tab and make sure slider is set to 100% and is NOT muted (just make sure that the little blue speaker button doesn't have a red mark over it). I have seen, Windows, by default, mutes the mic.
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15 Apr 2013   #4
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

...need more detail from OP I think, they said they were hearing sound through one ear, so that sort of eliminated to me just Windows volume control issue.
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