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Windows 7: Mic won't produce sound

21 Nov 2009   #1

Win 7 64bit
Mic won't produce sound

Hi there.

I'm trying to get my microphone to work properly with Windows 7 64Bit. I have the latest audio drivers found in the sticky on the forum. All my other drivers are fully up to date and functioning correctly.

When I plug my mic in (back or front) windows recognizes that I've done so. The mute switch on my cord is OFF. I can see the microphone in the sound settings, and I can get it to display a few green bars by changing certain settings.

I don't have skype or any other voice applications installed as of yet. I have been doing all testing with "record sound" and setting my headphones to hear the sound.

The only thing I can't do is get my voice to work in any applications.

It is very unlikely that my mic is broken, it worked a few weeks ago and since then it has just been detached inside a drawer while I wasn't using it.

Any suggestions would be great, I'm currently in pursuit of another headset to test for hardware issues.


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16 Dec 2009   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
I am having the same issue

I also am unable to have windows recognize my mic. I can hear myself when I test it in the sound properties:

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Sound > Recording Tab > Microphone > Properties > Listen

I am able to hear myself, so my mic works fine.

However, when I try to use my mic in Skype or Steam Voice Chat, nothing comes through.

OS: Windows 7 Pro x64
CPU: Core i7 920
Memory: 6 GB DDR3
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 10 64 bit

Does the mic work with the Windows "Sound Recorder" ? If it will work with the Sound Recorder that usually indicates it's working correctly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Dec 2009   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Possible Solution

Open Skype then go into the settings > audio. Unplug the mic from your computer and plug it back in.

It is very important that Skype be running.

Hopefully this works for others too.
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