Microphone stopped working

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Amit, May 17, 2007.

  1. Amit

    Amit Guest


    I have bought a new Dell Inspirion with Vista installed. The first day I
    tried using a microphone headset and it worked fine. Spoke with friends and
    family on google chat. When finished shut the laptop and kept it away.
    The next day I connected the microphone and tried to chat on Google talk
    again, but this time the microphone didnt work.
    I have tried all possible options, connected the mic to a different m/c with
    vista, the mic is working fine, checked the sound device configuration. It
    mentions working. Checked the mic level, proper.
    Any idea on what could be the issue?
    One this I noticed is that the first day when I plugged in the mic in th
    jack, i got a prompt asking if it was a mic, etc, etc. But now this prompt
    does not appear.
    Any help would be appreciated.

    Amit, May 17, 2007
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    Julian Guest


    I had a similar problem with my Rock Xtreme CTX Pro (lovely machine) -
    microphone was set up and worked fine, used it on a skype call and then it
    wasn't working...

    Seems that the input level kept resetting to zero. A download of the latest
    realtek audio drivers resolved the problem; whatever your audio hardware is I
    would suggest checking first that you have the very latest drivers before
    looking for other causes.

    Hope that helps.

    Julian, May 17, 2007
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  3. Amit

    Amit Guest

    Thanks Julian.
    My microphone is working now. Uninstalling and installing the sound driver
    did the trick for me.
    It would also be a good idea to keep the driver updated.

    Cheers, Amit.
    Amit, May 19, 2007
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