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#1 imnotanidiot


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Posted 19 March 2005 - 04:29 PM

My computer only has one microphone input in the back of it (it does not have any "line in" inputs or anything). Recently, I tried to plug an external amplifier into that microphone input (i know you aren't supposed to do that). And now since then, my microphone will not work properly. I can hear very faint mic audio coming out of only my left speaker, but it is not being recognized in any recording programs. And also, what little volume I have is being controlled by the "line in" slider in volume control. I don't understand this as I don't even have a "line in" input. I have spoken to numerous "experts" through compaq's site, but I am convinced that I know more about computers than they do. I have tried every simple method possible. In other words, no, my microphone is not muted, yes it is plugged it. Also I have uninstalled and reinstalled multimedia on my computer as well as my ESS Allegro sound drive. Is there any other more "complicated" solution that someone out there knows how to help me with this???? by plugging in this external amplifier, did i switch something over that needs to be switched back???? please someone help me, i am going insane. lol.. thank oyu so much if you help me.

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#2 Rimmer


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Posted 20 March 2005 - 02:47 AM

Can you expand on "plug an external amplifier into that microphone input"?

I suspect though you have fried the mic input and the volume you get on "line in" is just crosstalk. Solution - new sound card. :thumbsup:

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