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Windows 7: Gateway fx6802 + Sennheiser pc 31 mic not working

06 Apr 2010   #1

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Gateway fx6802 + Sennheiser pc 31 mic not working

Hi guys, I'm new to the forums.

I recently bought (3-4 months ago) a fx-6802 desktop and a sennheiser pc 31 headset to play videos games and stuff.

Everything was working quite fine until 2 hours ago.

My headset mic stopped working all of a sudden. So I searched google for everything that could help me. Did like 4567 modifications witht he realtek drivers.

Uninstalled and re-installed all realtek drivers, but no results.

Any help is appreciated obviously

Since it was working fine since then, could it be that my headset is broken ( It's relatively new)

I can still hear sounds pretty well with my headset but mic stopped working all of a sudden.

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07 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

The first step when something is working and then doesn't work, such as this, is to use the System Restore function and restore the PC back to a date when it did work. That solves many problems. System Restore can be accessed from Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools. Give it a try.
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07 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64

Did you try double check wires conection [unplug and plug again] Sometimes happen the conector doesn't sit well or some dust can disturb good contact. Is it USB? I don't realy know this head set but for USB should be procedure: Installed drivers before plug the device to PC. Could help
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07 Apr 2010   #4

windows 7

yeah I restored the pc to an earlier date didnt work.

And no its not a usb headset.

Very weird it stopped working all of a sudden after 3 months of no problems

Think ill go buy a new headset
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07 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 10 64 bit

Did you try another headset? A headset from an iPod or something similar will also work on a PC. It will tell you if it's the headset or something in the PC.
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07 Apr 2010   #6
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

Do you have a plastic speaker volume clip about 1/4 of the way down your headphones?

I have a set of Sennheiser PC 151 and the first time I got them I got really angry about the mic only to find that the volume control also has a mute mic slider and it can get muted quite easily.

I'm assuming you have your mic plugged into a mic in port and not a line in port, that's a common mistake.
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07 Apr 2010   #7

windows 7

yeah the pc 31 doesnt have a mute switch. And yes everything is connected correctly obv

so wrong it stoppeed working all of a sudden, must be my headset
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06 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Nothing; including the microphone works. This just happened after one day of usage - it sounded great for the money. Now nothing. A return is looming, I fear.

Conversely, my Microsoft USB headset (that my IT guy ordered to circumvent any possible MS & Win 7 x64 driver issues) did not work initially as the other (Seinhesser) was working. Now, the MS headset works great AND the wonderful and light seinhesser PC31 is kaput!!!
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 Gateway fx6802 + Sennheiser pc 31 mic not working

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