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Microphone does not work while headset are working

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February 13, 2012 4:37:29 PM

:(  :cry:  Hello all the computer masters,

I recently buy a headset with microphone with the Pink/Green jacks
The earset part of them works fine, but the mic part doesn't at all
.

The system doesn't even pick up that a mic is plugged in. I have tried
both the front and back jacks of my PC with the same issues. Under the
Recording Tab in Sound it reads, NO audio devices are instaled, and I
have the Show disabled devices checked. My biggest issue is I use
gtalk and can't talk on it with this issue.


I followed this step>>>> 1. Right click on the
volume icon in the system tray and then click "Recording devices".
2. Right click on the blank place in the popped up window and then
select "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices".
3. Right click on Microphone and then click "Enable".
4. Highlight the microphone and then choose "Set as Default Device".
5. Click Apply.
6. Select Microphone and click on Properties.
7. Click on Levels tab. The default Microphone Boost is set to 0,
increase it.



but after Right click on the blank place in the popped up window and
then select "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices".I
do not find any Microphone. please help me!!!!!!!!!!!! :cry: 

Thank you ahead of time for any help.

please reply with help. it is needful.


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Thanks & regards,
Subhankar Kundu.
February 13, 2012 5:02:17 PM

Make sure it is plugged into the correct Jack (Pink, on front of case or back of motherboard). I know this may seem obvious but you would be surprised how a huge problem can be such a little fix. I do it all the time :) .

Also make sure that whichever program you are trying to use your Mic in is being told what device to use, to record the audio. Try going into the programs settings and finding an "Audio" or "recording" section.

Also, if your headset is a Mic/Headphone combo, there could be a switch in the cord that enables/disables the Mic right in the line.

If this doesn't workgo to:

Start orb, Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Sound: On the "Recording" Tab, you should see your Microphone, There will be "bars" on the right side of the icon for your Mic and when you talk they should move up and down as green bars. If this happens, it is working and the problem resides inside the program you are using.

If it is a USB Microphone, ensure you have the correct drivers installed for this device.

If none of the above works, What program are you using? What is the make and model of the Microphone?
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