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My Microphone Situation


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#1 kopaka1888

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 10:17 PM

I just bought a new headset for my laptop, which has a microphone attached. So when I wanted to try it out i found that I only have one audio input slot and two jacks: the microphone and the speakers. My question is do I need to return the headset or will a splitter work?

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:48 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

I read your question, you say you have a headset with has a microphone, typically, most computer heatsets come with a microphone.

These headsets come with two 3 conducter jacks, one red and one black, each has a picture of either a microphone or a headset, to idenify which plug goes for which feature. Both the microphone and headset jacks are 3 conducter for STEREO sound (Left/Right channels)

There should be a jack for the microphone and a seperate jack for a headset on your laptop.

I am not sure why you would need a splitter at all, so your question is a bit confusing and hard to follow.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:09 AM

yes, but this laptop only has one slot and it is for either, or. so that is where i am running into a problem, because i have two input cables and only one slot.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 01:23 PM

Can you pls post the make/model # of the laptop
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:47 PM

I'm guessing the laptop has a built-in microphone, the reason why they chose to leave out the microphone jack.

So you'll have to use the headset with the laptop's built-in microphone.
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