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External Mic Not Detected


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#1 RoShamBo123

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:50 PM

So my laptop only detects the internal mic, and when I plug an external mic through the 3.5 mm jack (don't know about usb, as I don't have a usb mic), a bubble on the bottom right of my screen pops up that says, "You just plugged a device into the audio jack."  However, I cannot get my computer to use this mic, as it does not appear in the audio devices control panel.  My computer just continues to use the built in mic.

 



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:34 AM

to the best of my knowledge the audio jack and the mic jack are different ,are you plugging it into the socket with the mic icon next to it


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:08 PM

Yes.  I am plugging the orange plug into the mic jack.  That realtek message pops up whenever I put something in any of the 3.5 mm jacks.



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:25 PM

try going to control panel ,sounds, open the recording tab on the top ,and change it to default ,i think this is all you need to do ,i don't own a mic so i cant try it to be sure , just  go to start ,type control panel  and click it to open


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:35 PM

Well, if the 3.5 mm mic in is under the same category in the audio devices window as the built in mic, then it already is the default.  Otherwise, it isn't there.  Also, the built in mic works fine, but nothing does from the 3.5 mm jack.



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:23 PM

im using a desktop and in control panel it shows front and back ,i would assume yours would show internal and front ,make sure use this device is check off

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:57 PM

I see pretty much the same thing on mine, except it is a realtek hd, instead of 2-hd, and where yours says front panel 3.5mm jack, mine says ATAPI Internal Controller.



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:44 AM

"mine says ATAPI Internal Controller"

thats weird ,atapi is cdrom/harddrive controller related

 

what i would try is getting driver for you sound device from the laptop maker web site , and reinstalling them


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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:53 AM

I sent them a tech support request.   But I was also thinking about ordering a 3.5mm to usb converter.  Do you think that might solve my problem?



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:52 AM

honestly ,im not sure if it will


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:47 AM

Update the driver for the external mic.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:30 PM

I did update the driver, and that didn't work.  But I borrowed a 3.5mm to usb converter as a temporary fix.






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