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How to turn off mic on laptop and use a plugin mic

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Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
December 18, 2011 4:11:05 PM

i bought a microphone for my dell inspiron 5110 and want to plug and play but the laptop built in mic wont turn off and i cant get this external mic to pick up and work? thanks, dalton

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a c 571 D Laptop
December 18, 2011 9:35:16 PM

Hello terrencedalton;

You don't actually need to turn off the built in mic.
Just choose the plug in mic as default in Windows control panel.

Adding your email and phone # in a public forum is never a good idea.
February 23, 2015 10:42:44 AM

plug in your mic

right click "sounds" in the bottom right (the speaker icon)
Recording Devices>Choose new mic> Set as default :D