When I plug in headphones into my laptop the in built mic stops working. Can anyone tell me why? Tags: Laptops Components Headphones Windows 8 Inspiron Last response: March 2, 2014 8:49 AM in Components Share prakhg March 2, 2014 8:38:29 AM I have an Inspiron 3537 laptop with windows 8.1. More about : plug headphones laptop built mic stops working MauveCloud March 2, 2014 8:49:24 AM Do you have a separate microphone jack? If not, you've probably got a headset jack that the laptop expects to have both headphones and a microphone, so it would let you use that instead of the built-in microphone. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedMy internal mic stops working when I plug in Headphones Forum Can anyone tell me why my audio doesn't work? Forum Can anyone tell me why my laptop keeps crashing its starts to make a crackling s Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !