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Windows 7: Microphone not working & Showing Green bar full all the time

16 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Microphone not working & Showing Green bar full all the time


I was recently using SKYPE and suddenly my speakers / headphone and microphone stopped working, next day i found that speakers are working normally but microphone is not working i try to troubleshoot through control panel, fix it utility by Microsoft even reinstall windows but same situation.

i attach microphone with PC or not its always showing green bar full in controls.
This is the picture. please help me to solve the problem
i am using windows 7 ultimate 32bit
Sound card is Realtek AC'97

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16 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64

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17 May 2013   #3

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

If you were just using it and it died, your on-board audio or sound cards' port has likely croaked.

In your case, pun intended, I would first unplug the power to the power supply and open the case, and see your dust situation in there, it looks like a short to me if your mic is listed as MAX constantly. [not suggesting you go in there if not knowledgable, but if dust is obvious and thick in there, that PC is in jeopardy and sound is just the beginning]
If laptop, I'd still go in there and look the insides over, but you shouldn't.

Verify that your mic still works on something else.

If so, I would look at a 3rd party audio solution, one possibility, something like this:

SYBA SY-AUD20091 Adapter -

If it's a deskop,
is decent cheap one for replacements.

Much cheaper than paying someone like me to fix.
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