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Windows 7: My laptop's built-in microphone is not working! Help!

05 Aug 2010   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Mariner27....you might want to PM a mod and ask them to delete this or move it to your own thread. One of the quickest ways to annoy your fellow forum members is to "threadjack".


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05 Aug 2010   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by teh cakinator View Post
I couldn't find a the driver
Search by your service tag. If there's no driver for Windows 7 for the mic, then try choosing Vista as the OS.
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05 Aug 2010   #13
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by teh cakinator View Post
I couldn't find a the driver
Search by your service tag. If there's no driver for Windows 7 for the mic, then try choosing Vista as the OS.
Good advice. I have on occasion used Vista drivers if the 7 drivers were not available. Be sure to use the 32bit for 32bit and x64 for x64 though. Don't mix and match.
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05 Aug 2010   #14
Mariner27

Windows 7 Ultimate 2009
 
 
Newbee on Forum

The last thing I want to do is alienate or annoy anyone. I'm new to this whole forum thing, don't speak the language very well, and apparently don't know how to play nice. Needing some help. I'm really a nice guy!
Exactly how do I undo the damage, create my own thread, and get on with a solution?
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15 Jul 2011   #15
ratish9

vista 32 bit
 
 

I have the same problem on my dell 1525 inspiron
My microphones are not functioning. I instaled the latest drivers but it is still not woring
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26 Aug 2011   #16
Mariner27

Windows 7 Ultimate 2009
 
 
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My error - my bad. I hope this helps someone else.
First, my description was wrong - it was laptop speakers not working that was the problem. I found the fix by Control Panel --> Sound --> Playback tab --> select HD Audio Device (not jacked, HDMI, or USB connected devices). Go through all the Configure & Properties and make sure that the device is enabled and not muted . Running test should then produce results. Mine was muted, and it could have been as simple as having hit the mute button on the laptop touch controls.
Simple thing - I don't know how I missed it; but I did for several months.
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30 Aug 2011   #17
royaroyaroya

windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 
same problem, hp mini

i have the same problem. since installing windows 7, my internal mic isn't working. i can't find any drivers on the hp website. help!!
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31 Aug 2011   #18
RealPetChicken

Windows Seven Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The best people can do is, before reinstalling any OS is to back up the drivers with a freeware program like

Free driver backup software, Driver Magician Lite

then, after installing the new OS, go to "device manager", then install any driver you are missing.

I do it all the time, and no problems yet.
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31 Aug 2011   #19
royaroyaroya

windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 
help! need driver for mic and speaker hp mini windows 7

i already upgraded my os though. i was running xp, then upgraded to win 7 and then the mic stopped working. the speakers were fine. at 3am last night (this is what i get for staying up too late) i saw that someone suggested to download the drivers off hp's website for the mic for vista. they said it worked for them and they're running win 7. i did and it messed up my speakers (so now they're NOT working).

so not only now does my mic not work but now it somehow uninstalled the drivers for my speakers as well. i tried to do a system restore but for some reason it wouldn't let me go back a couple hours to restore it.

after getting a response from this forum, i tried to download the driver magician lite but then realized that it's for before you upgrade your os.

so if anyone has any other ideas, please let me know. the driver magician lite seems pretty effective for pre-os upgrade though so thanks for that info. <3
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01 Sep 2011   #20
RealPetChicken

Windows Seven Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by royaroyaroya View Post
i already upgraded my os though. i was running xp, then upgraded to win 7 and then the mic stopped working. the speakers were fine. at 3am last night (this is what i get for staying up too late) i saw that someone suggested to download the drivers off hp's website for the mic for vista. they said it worked for them and they're running win 7. i did and it messed up my speakers (so now they're NOT working).

so not only now does my mic not work but now it somehow uninstalled the drivers for my speakers as well. i tried to do a system restore but for some reason it wouldn't let me go back a couple hours to restore it.

after getting a response from this forum, i tried to download the driver magician lite but then realized that it's for before you upgrade your os.

so if anyone has any other ideas, please let me know. the driver magician lite seems pretty effective for pre-os upgrade though so thanks for that info. <3
Finding drivers can be a pain the only thing I can suggest is go to your PC Makers website and search for the driver.

One thing though, check if you still have a windows.old folder in your C: drive. What I sometimes did was searched for my missing drivers there. You can also look what kind of software you previously had installed i.e. Realtek etc
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