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microphone not working

by sayse / January 28, 2011 12:32 AM PST

hi,
I have a new HP 2010i desktop which doesnt come with a microphone. We've tried an external mic but it doesnt seem to work. We took it back to where we bought it from and was told the sound card had been replaced when we picked it up. The mic is still not working even with a new external mouthpiece.

Since it's past the time for returns(computer)can anyone tell me how to solve this.

Thanks
Sayse

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I would try an USB Microphone next.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 28, 2011 1:01 AM PST
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mic not working
by sayse / January 28, 2011 9:11 AM PST

We've already tried 2 USB microphones which is similar to the one u use

but havent had any luck

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You need a guru.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 29, 2011 10:37 AM PST
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As I noted, the setup may try user's patience as you configure the mic for each app.

If the USB mic fails, my bet is that it's not the mic but the configurations.
Bob

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I know this might sound like a dumb thing to ask but
by Steven Haninger / January 28, 2011 5:48 AM PST
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did you check to see if the mic was muted? I believe most are by default so as to eliminate feedback from the speakers.

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mic not working
by sayse / January 28, 2011 9:13 AM PST
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the mic is not muted.

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Plug and Play
by trendrider / January 30, 2011 12:35 PM PST
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I've noticed that this is an issue with plug and play items. I'm having trouble with webcam. It only works in certain programs like Yahoo Messenger, and doesn't show up as a device in the device manager. Do you think it could be the same issue?

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