Hi. I use Skype on my Vista laptop. The last call I made was on Saturday with no issues. I tried to make a call today, and I am not heard. I tried the Skype voice testing service, and sure enough, the mic isn't working. It's an external mic. It IS on, and it IS plugged in. I tried another to no avail.
In Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Manage Audio Devices > Recording, the microphone shows as "currently unavailable".
I have no idea how this happened, but I did remember that this happened to me 2 years ago on a different laptop. I performed a thorough cleanup of that laptop, and the mic started working again. No such luck here.
Since this is my second experience with this issue, I'm thinking that it must be a common issue, and that someone may have the solution to get my external mic working again? I appreciate any help. Thanks...