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Windows 7: Will a Headset microphone still work if I cut it off the Headset?

05 Nov 2013   #1
uilymmot

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Will a Headset microphone still work if I cut it off the Headset?

I have a almost broken headset, but the microphone still works fine, The microphone is connected on the wire right before the headset, Its not actually touching the headset itself.

Would this microphone still work if the headset was cut off?

Sorry but I can't manage to take a photo but




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06 Nov 2013   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Is the microphone actually supported by the headset, by that I mean when the set is on your head is the microphone carried close to your mouth so you have both hands free. If this is the case then cutting off the headset will mean the microphone will not have any way of being held near your mouth.
If you cut it off you will have to be very careful you don't cut the wires for the microphone & it's possible that there is a common return wire for the earpieces & the microphone in the form of a shielded cable, so it would be very difficult, but if you have skills in this area it could be done.
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06 Nov 2013   #3
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Does your headset have two jack connectors?
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06 Nov 2013   #4
uilymmot

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

The headset does have two jack connections

And the microphone is not supported by the headset in any way, its just connected via a curly wire and just droops to the side
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06 Nov 2013   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Can you list the make/model of your headset so I can look up the wiring schematic? It should be fine cutting it off as the mic won't run in series with the headset, but you need to know where to cut it off.
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06 Nov 2013   #6
uilymmot

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Sorry I can't find the model name or anything about it

But I managed to take a photo of it...


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