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Microphone on web cam quit working

Last response: in Windows 7
a b $ Windows 7
August 11, 2010 10:41:39 AM

Hello,my daughter has a my show webcam/microphone combination. the microphone part just quit working. the webcam works fine. re installed the software and drivers, but the microphone still doesn't work. does anyone have any solutions to her problem. she has windows 7 on her pc. thanks
August 11, 2010 5:04:43 PM

Right click on the "speaker" icon in the system tray and select "recording devices" make sure that the web cam microphone is set as the default. It is probably not set as default or is muted in sound devices. Just hunt around in your audio device or sound device settings and double check them.

Also check the "audio settings" in the programs you are using your microphone with, ensure that the web cam is set as your recording device.
August 12, 2010 9:37:50 PM

Here are some steps that might help:

1. Click on Start (the Windows icon) and type sound.

2. Click on Sound under Control Panel.

3. Click on Recording tab. Select Microphone and click on Properties.

4. Click on Levels tab. The default Microphone Boost is set to 0. Increase it.

Close all the dialog boxes, and the microphone will be ready for use.

[Note: Not all drivers have this settings. I have tested this on Realtek and Sigmatel drivers]

I hope this helps!

Brett M,
Windows Outreach Team