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Static when using mics, any cheap solutions?

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November 19, 2013 6:33:18 PM

When I use my mic, I get a bunch of static. I have it plugged in to my motherboard's interface, so I am thinking this may be the cause of the static? So how can I fix this. Perhaps a new audio card? Something with the power supply? (I verified that it is not the microphone itself)
a b V Motherboard
November 21, 2013 9:08:12 AM

The 3.5mm plug may not have been put into the 3.5mm jack on your motherboard properly, this is usually the cause for static when the plug is not in properly

If that is not the case and you are certain then the issue is most likely distortion which your are hearing from the microphone, you need to lower the volume down on the microphone in the Windows Sound Options or it could just be a faulty Microphone

Is this a Headset with a Microphone or just a Microphone?
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November 21, 2013 1:19:47 PM

its just a microphone, but I have tried several different microphones (compared with a normal laptop it works great. I also tried all sound settings in windows), still the same exact static sound.
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a b V Motherboard
November 22, 2013 7:27:11 AM

dude759 said:
its just a microphone, but I have tried several different microphones (compared with a normal laptop it works great. I also tried all sound settings in windows), still the same exact static sound.


The static sound your hearing could just be the background noise being picked up on your microphone or it could just be a faulty microphone, depending on how long you've had it then it could be time to upgrade

If you still have it in warranty you could get it repaired but if not then I think it's time get to a new one! :p 

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November 23, 2013 6:35:03 PM

its not the mic because it works perfectly with a laptop, so it my computer, don't know what it is though.
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November 24, 2013 6:34:43 AM

dude759 said:
its not the mic because it works perfectly with a laptop, so it my computer, don't know what it is though.


There is most likely something wrong with your microphone jack on your Desktop, If your using a Desktop there should be a microphone port on the front and back so try both and see if it is a port issue

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