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running microphone

by pari2014 / February 21, 2014 9:35 PM PST

I have a Lenovo computer , model is : ideapad S300. There is no place to put any cable for microphone. Do you how can I use it? there is a small whole in the computer as a microphone , but I do not know how can I active it. Who can help me?
Pari

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From what I see,
by Oldartq / February 21, 2014 11:28 PM PST
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there is a built-in microphone, why do you want to plug one in?

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microphone
by pari2014 / February 21, 2014 11:37 PM PST
In reply to: From what I see,

I do not know how to use it? I would like to record my voice, use Skype and .... and it is not possible by this built in microphone or I do not know how to use it. can you help me please?

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Sorry, I am not a Skype user...
by Oldartq / February 22, 2014 12:01 AM PST
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nor do I own an s300. I am pretty sure someone will charm in and provide you with the answer. The manual not much help?

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No step by step from me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 22, 2014 12:31 AM PST
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But from what you write I'd try AUDACITY to record from the microphone in this laptop. Setup is not that hard but as I don't own this exact model I will write the app I'd use and won't be able to do much else.

Can I ask if your friends can help?
Bob

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Mic headset/standalone mic
by pgc3 / February 22, 2014 12:44 AM PST
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You SHOULD have USB ports on the unit..It is preferable to most to use a USB input set up rather than mini plug, which is what you are alluding to. You can get stand alone microphones that are USB input or, preferably get a USB headset microphone combination which is what most use. I cannot imagine that you do not have at least 2 USB ports on the unit..but this would be the way to go, USB instead of mini plug.

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running mircrophone
by pari2014 / February 22, 2014 1:48 AM PST

Thanks for your help. I will try microphone with usb input and check it again.

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That Laptop
by itsdigger / February 22, 2014 3:11 AM PST
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has Windows 7. Go into the Control Panel and look for Realtek HD Audio Manager and that's where you'll find the controls for the built in mic.
I use the built in mic for Skype all the time, works great.

Digger

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Running built in mic
by pari2014 / February 22, 2014 5:48 PM PST
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My system is win8 I found Realtek HD Audio manager, but it seems it is only for speakers. How can I configure it for built in mic for Skype?

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Maybe
by itsdigger / February 22, 2014 7:40 PM PST
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Win 8 is different than 8.1 that I have. When I open Realtek HD Audio Manager , on the top there's a picture of speakers, microphone ..... Just click on Microphone and adjust.

Digger

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running mic
by pari2014 / February 23, 2014 5:47 AM PST
In reply to: Maybe

there is no picture for microphone in my Realtek HD Audio Manager . But I am sure that my computer has a built in mic. But I can not find any software for it.

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