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Microphone won't work

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#1 Artemisia


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 01:25 PM

I'm trying to get my microphone to work with WOW but either it doesn't work at all, or it records at very low volumes.
I made sure the microphone jack is in the proper pink colored port, making sure the microphone levels are not muted and are on highest levels, downloading the latest Realtech HD software...nothing is working.
I tried using test hardware under Voice, voice recording in the Sounds and Audio Devices in the control panel, but it keeps saying it couldn't detect my voice through the microphone.
The headset is a new Turtle Beach Earforce Z11
I can hear through them just fine though. Also I tested them on my Dell Windows 7 laptop and they work.
Any help please? Thanks.
Windows XP Pro SP3
Intel Core2 Duo
CPU E8400 @ 3GHz
3.0 GB Ram
RealTek HD Audio Codecs R2.71

Edit: Moved topic from Windows XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
So confused.

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#2 RajathAtDell


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:04 AM

Hi Artemisia,

You may try adjusting the "Microphone Boost" to the appropriate level, that will amplify the signal from the Microphone using the Windows Mixer by following the steps provided below:

1. Right click on the Speaker icon on the bottom right corner and click on "Recording devices".
2. Click on the "Microphone" icon and then on the "Properties" tab.
3. Click on the "Levels" tab in the "Microphone Properties" window.
4. Move the slider and adjust the "Microphone Boost" level and check if the voice input is recognized.
5. Click OK.

Please let me know about your findings.

Thanks and Regards,
Rajath N

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