Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Laptop inbuilt mic not listening to sound after a second of using it

17 Dec 2016   #1
Nihal mazhar

Windows 7 home basics x64
 
 
Laptop inbuilt mic not listening to sound after a second of using it

i havn't been using my microphone for a while now.Recently i opened the sound recorder for something and much to my surprise its not recording the sound.The strange thing is that it records sound at the beginning clearly and after a second doesnt catch sound.The mic is located at the top of the screen near the webcam.
The laptop is a FUJITSU LIFEBOOK A SERIES AH531 Windows 7x64 home basic.the audio driver is from REALTEK.I have updated the driver to the latest version but it doesnt seem to change anything.After one second , it doesnt record sound and only way to make it catch the sound is to go near to the mic and speak at full voice.




Attached Thumbnails
Laptop inbuilt mic not listening to sound after a second of using it-snip_20161217175850.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 Dec 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome Nihal mate go to the Control Panel > Sound and check out each of the tabs as in my pic see if there are any not working or other faulty errors marked up. Any device attached should have a green tick against it.


Attached Images
Laptop inbuilt mic not listening to sound after a second of using it-sound.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Dec 2016   #3
Nihal mazhar

Windows 7 home basics x64
 
 

Yes.the green tick mark is there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Dec 2016   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Nihal mate just how old is the machine mate? I am thinking maybe the actual physical microphone is at fault somehow. That could be either the device itself or other components it connects to ie a dry joint or dud cap will do that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2016   #5
Nihal mazhar

Windows 7 home basics x64
 
 

Its around 4 years old.what wonders me is that if it was a hardware problem the mic wouldnt function at all.am i right?.but its working for 1 second everytime i activate the recording option and after that goes out

Also when i switch the tabs between playback and recording devices also its showing that green bar for soumd levels for a second.after that dies out. I think i should visit a repair shop
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Dec 2016   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nihal mazhar View Post
Its around 4 years old.what wonders me is that if it was a hardware problem the mic wouldnt function at all.am i right?.but its working for 1 second everytime i activate the recording option and after that goes out

Also when i switch the tabs between playback and recording devices also its showing that green bar for soumd levels for a second.after that dies out. I think i should visit a repair shop
Well in a nutshell yes and no the mic might be ok but the connections may be out of whack that is what I meant by a dry joint or some other dud component that prevents it working properly. Now it also depends on what the mic is constructed from too for example is i a mving coil type or one of the piezo material types?

You can see from this article how many different types there are Microphone - Wikipedia The two types I mentioned work very differently and the older moving coil type relies on just that a moving coil attached to a diaphragm and just for example if the diaphragm is damaged or clogged with crud then no it is not going to work well at all because it relies on that movement to produce an electrical impulse - a loud speaker works in the opposite manner to give you an idea. Now the piezo type is a ceramic based device that relies on the crystal becoming excited by sound waves to produce the signal that is then amplified by the audio system. Look this is all as I said very simplistic and there are many ways that the sound that you produce is not relayed as an electrical signal in the machine. Hence I would be pulling it apart and looking myself but if you are not confident in doing that then yes get someone to have a look at the machine - it could turn out to be something entirely different I am just surmising here.

Now again it is your choice of course and maybe a repair store might be the thing to do if you can afford it and don't have the time to sort it out yourself.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Laptop inbuilt mic not listening to sound after a second of using it




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Inbuilt Laptop Keyboard , certain keys not working. Help Reqd.
Hello Sir, I seem to be having a similar problem. Only the keys, Home, End, Right & Left direction keys arent responding. An external USB keyboard key is working. This led me to believe it could be a hardware issue (moisture etc.) however the new keyboard i order for my vostro 1014 (dell) laptop...
Hardware & Devices
Laptop Inbuilt Microphone
Is this operated by the High Definition Audio Device Controller? If the mic isnt working, how could I go about reinstalling that driver for a Toshiba Satellite C850-F12S
Sound & Audio
Inbuilt dell laptop mic not working
Dell Inspiron 14z Windows 7 home, premium 64-bit Since I bought this laptop my mic was not working. I've checked drivers, Recording devices in control panel. My microphone is listed in recording devices even i uncheck the 'show disabled items'. Tried sound recorder. cannot hear anything. please...
Sound & Audio
sound is low when listening on my earphones
Hi there I have noticed recently that when I use my earphones which Ii plug directly into my speakers, if I watch a movie the music is very high but voices very low and I have to turn the volume up full to even hear them. This happens on VLC and WMP but if I watch something using a web browser,...
Sound & Audio
Laptop freezes and makes buzzy sound when listening to music.
Hello guys, I've had the freezing problem for months and so far no solution. My laptop runs fine when I play games, or browse, as long as i don't watch videos or listen to music, it doesn't mind if online or from my drive. Tried different software but no luck. I would think it's hardware, but i...
BSOD Help and Support
sound through headphones but not through inbuilt speakers
hi..... i have compaq laptop model c784tu the sound through headphones is just working perfectly but there is no sound through the in built speakers................ plz anyone help as soon as possible
Sound & Audio


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App