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Windows 7: Microphone not working

29 Oct 2009   #1
Klund

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Microphone not working

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I have 2 headsets, one is brand new from Newegg, neither are working in Windows 7.

I have a Soundblaster Audigy SE with Driver 5.12.1.2016.

The sound works fine but the mic doesn't pick up anything on Ventrilo, Teamspeak or to test.

I have it set as the default device, Device Use This Device (enabled), I have tried to tick the +20dB Boost box, have tried with both listen to this device ticked and unticked, and I'm now out of ideas...


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29 Oct 2009   #2
Klund

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The microphone works fine when plugged into the back panel input with Realtek drivers installed, but even before I installed Realtek drivers it was not working when plugged into the Soundblaster card.
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31 Oct 2009   #3
matt332

Windows7
 
 

i get the same problem, my mic works out of vent and teamspeak ect, but doesnt work using them
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18 May 2010   #4
Skarn

W7
 
 

I have a similar problem in that my mic works intermittently, requiring me to sometimes 'unmute' it. I'm not in front of my Windows 7 PC at the moment, but I think it's in Sound > Mircophone > Recording tab > Properties > Levels tab. If the speaker icon has a red cicrcle on it, then the mic is muted. Click the speaker icon to 'unmute'/enable it.

This post tells the same story Microphone
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29 Aug 2013   #5
reveales

home premium 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 drivers issue

It should be noted that when Windows 7 is installed, it draws on a sometimes outdated drivers database. This can result in functions either not working at all, or working at a poor level. DO NOT RELY ON THE STANDARD DRIVERS UPDATE FUNCTION IN "DEVICE MANAGER". If in doubt locate the product details of the problematic component through device manager, and download a driver update directly from the manufacturer (this usually involves ignoring the first six entries your google search will supply: virtually all of these entries run chargeable services to scan for all updates. Most also advertise as free. They are lying. This includes Microsoft's offering).
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