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#1 nmdamgud


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Posted 26 March 2005 - 09:00 AM

ok, here's a stumper for you....

we just bought a mic for the puter, and it doesn't work. we've checked the settings, we've checked the ports. is it possible it has something to do with the soundcard? i've been told both answers. yes, it could be...and no, if it was your soundcard, you wouldn't HAVE sound (and we do). so, to heck with them, i'm coming to the experts! oh...and the mic's been checked..it works, too.

you may need to know that when we went into settings/sound/voice, the "default" microphone listed there is....totally foreign to us. never had one. don't know where that came from.

ok, oh wise and experienced ones...what do we do now?

thanx as usual!

Mod Edit: This will be moved to a more appropriate Forum.

Edited by scarlett, 26 March 2005 - 01:13 PM.

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 09:59 PM

Based on your problem, i would have to say its your soundcard.

A soundcard can be working fine and displaying sound but its just ir probably cant support a mic.

What are your system specs and how old is it?

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 10:47 PM

Just double check here - if you have a 'volume' icon in the task bar, double-click it then make sure there is a microphone slider diplayed and it is not muted. If microphone is not displayed click 'options' then 'properties' and tick the microphone box in the list of devices. The name of the 'mixer device' shown should be the name of your sound card or something like "Realtek AC97" if your sound is onboard.

As Techsomething said, just because your soundcard outputs sound doesn't mean it will necessarily accept input sound from a mic port.

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