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Windows 7: Upgraded to Seven now mic doesn't work

12 Jun 2011   #1
cielofortin

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Upgraded to Seven now mic doesn't work

Hey there,

I have a HP Pavillion Entertainment Pc HP9700 that was previously running on xp....

i upgraded to seven and the mic hasn't worked ever since....

common sense would tell me it's a driver i need to install but i'm not savy in the field and i can't find such thing. any ideas? thanks in advance.


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12 Jun 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

microphones don't generally need drivers.

maybe you just need to turn it on and give it a boost.

control panel >> hardware and sound >> manage audio devices >> recording tab >> click on microphone >> properties >> levels >> crank it up >> maybe there's a custom tab too with a boost box to tick.

also make sure the mic is set to be the default device if you want to record from it.
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12 Jun 2011   #3
kirsi83

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just realized I have no mic detection from front pane at all and at rear the sound from mic comes back to headphones....
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12 Jun 2011   #4
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kirsi83 View Post
Just realized I have no mic detection from front pane at all and at rear the sound from mic comes back to headphones....
Hello!

It sounds as though you need a driver for your motherboard or chipset (two names for the same thing). I have had an updated chipset driver fix a broken front microphone port before now.

What make and model of computer are you using, and I shall help you to find a suitable driver

Thanks a lot!

Richard
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12 Jun 2011   #5
kirsi83

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by niemiro View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kirsi83 View Post
Just realized I have no mic detection from front pane at all and at rear the sound from mic comes back to headphones....
Hello!

It sounds as though you need a driver for your motherboard or chipset (two names for the same thing). I have had an updated chipset driver fix a broken front microphone port before now.

What make and model of computer are you using, and I shall help you to find a suitable driver

Thanks a lot!

Richard

The headset worked fine before at the rear, but yesterday when I tried to fix the sound problem with front pane jacks, the mic at the back got messed up somehow. At the front I got the headphones working by installing the latest driver, but the mic's not working still.
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14 Jun 2011   #6
cielofortin

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

hey i just tried cranking it up.... it was slow and i did pull it to max BUT it still doesn't work. any other ideas?
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