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Q: Connect a external microphone to rear panel

Hello,
My computer is a XPS 8920. I have a external microphone connected at the front panel, and it is working fine. Is there any way I can connect it at the rear panel ?
There are three audio jacks in the rear panel, one is occupied by speakers, and the other two is free.
Thanks.

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A: Connect a external microphone to rear panel

Hello! According to specifications those rear connectors are just for speakers. You can have a surround sound system connected via the back. It looks like the front jack is the only way to connect a traditional microphone.

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Hey all,

I have a really annoying issue with Vista Ultimate SP1.

My PC specs are as follows:

Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40 Ghz
Nvidia 680i SLI PCI-E
2x Geforce 6800 GS
HD Realtek Audio (onboard)
4.0 GB RAM

My issue is that I can't get any non-USB microphone to be picked up on any input, front or rear panel. I have installed the newest Realtek Audio HD drivers (2.00) and just recently did a fresh install of Vista with SP1 thinking that that would solve the issue. My system is fully up to date according to Windows Update.

However, though the sound manager realizes when I plug in a microphone, there is absolutely no level of input no matter how much I yell into it. I have two separate microphones (both working on other computers i.e my laptop's Vista install) which are not picked up at all.

I have cross checked and triple checked that the sound settings are all unmuted and corresponding within Realtek's sound manager as well as Vista's. This solves nothing. There is still no recognition of a working mic.

I am totally stumped as the microphone used to work on Vista when I had the automatic HD Audio Driver installed from Microsoft and then suddenly stopped. However, I have since tried to revert to the old driver but to no avail.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Microphone not working in front or rear panel

Hi, ezisk, and welcome to the forums.

First off, I moved your post as you posted in the general informational post about the RealTek drivers, which is not really a help thread.

On that motherboard, have you verified if you have all the connection correct for using the HD audio with the front / rear panel? I know the rear is automatic, but with the front panel, IIRC there is a specialized place for connecting the mic and speaker out jacks for HD versus non HD....

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Hello,

I just got the Dictation 11.0 voice to text software in the mail, and after installing it and using the headset microphone (everything working perfectly), I pulled the microphone cord out of the jack while the software was loaded (why i do not know why i did that) and when I put it back in it does not work.

A bit of background info:

I run windows vista on a laptop and when I tried to trouble shoot it, my bright idea was to go into control panel and disable the mic, and the try to enable it again. Now I cannot find my microhpone anywhere in the control panel to re-enable it. The software still picks up that the microphone is connected (although the control panel does not), but neither can register any sound.

I did check to see if anything was muted in the mixer, and nothing is.

Does anyone have any ideas?

forever grateful for any input.

thanks

tim
 

A:How to re-connect microphone headset after disabling it in control panel

Try using System Restore and take it back to when it worked.
 

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a webcam so that I can hear audio. I've plugged the microphone into the back of the computer and turned on my speakers but get no sound from the speakers when I talk into the microphone. Don't understand why I hear no sound. I'm trying to set up for a webcam.
 

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I see where several different people have made distinctions about which USB connections to utilize. Would someone please explain why the rear panel connections are more desirable and maybe more significantly what (if anything) should the front panel connectors be used for?

Are these connections not all from the same data buss.
 

A:Front Panel vs Rear Panel USB Connectors

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I am planning on buying the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Sound Card, but was wondering if there was any difference between the front panel audio and the rear panel audio. Is there any difference at all? If so, which has better sound quality?

Link to sound card:
http://us.store.creative.com/Sound-Blaster-XFi-XtremeGamer/M/B000J1F1BI.htm

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Front Panel vs. Rear Panel Audio

The sound is comparable from fron and back as they
are processed by the same hardware.
With my X-FI extreme audio card,the front panel header
is only compatible with intel based HD front panel jack assemblies.
You may want to check that you have that before expecting to be
able to just connect the front panel connections.
It won't work with AC97 jacks.
It needs to have the autosensing built in for the jacks.
 

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Hi,      I recently acquire an old Acer S5, and like to connect to external microphone and speaker at the same time. I tried using a spliter (4 poles to mic and speaker), the sound can be output to the speaker, but it is still using the built in mic.         How can I redirect to it to use exteranl mic? Is there any special requirement for adapter? I feel that the adapter is not connected properly, I don't feel the "click" when inserting the 4 poles jack, but I am not able to push the jack in further. I tried with my samsung earpiece + mic, it the behaving the same.       Please help. Regards.      

A:S3 connect to external microphone and speaker simu...

Sorry, I cannot remember the exact model, I only know that the mic/earphone plug is together (4 poles).

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Hi,      I recently acquire an old Acer S5, and like to connect to external microphone and speaker at the same time. I tried using a spliter (4 poles to mic and speaker), the sound can be output to the speaker, but it is still using the built in mic.         How can I redirect to it to use exteranl mic? Is there any special requirement for adapter? I feel that the adapter is not connected properly, I don't feel the "click" when inserting the 4 poles jack, but I am not able to push the jack in further. I tried with my samsung earpiece + mic, it the behaving the same.       Please help. Regards.      

A:S3 connect to external microphone and speaker simu...

Sorry, I cannot remember the exact model, I only know that the mic/earphone plug is together (4 poles).

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I have a Gigabyte ma770t-ud3p board and My headphones and stuff were working fine until my realtek kept asking me if i was plugging things in even when i wasnt, now my rear sound ports dont work and my microphone ports wont work either, When i went into the Realtek jack information the plug for the front and back microphone port is lit up.

A:Help, no rear sound or microphone front or back!

Go ahead and install the latest realtek drivers for your sound card.

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Finally got my new build to a point where it boots and i got the os on but now there apears to be no rear panel sound.
i've installed all the correct drivers and checked all the volume settings and device manage to make sure that the device is enabled...no joy.

the mother board is an asus p5p800 see with soundmax onboard sound.

anyone got any ideas?
 

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I was just unplugging some cables from my PC last night and noticed (slightly painfully) that the entire rear panel is live... as in electrically live .

I'm assuming this isn't normal, but can anyone point me in the right direction as to the cause? Faulty PSU? Bad case? A short somewhere?

Thanks

A:Rear panel is live

I would guess a short somewhere, first thing that would spring to mind are unused power cables from the PSU that have maybe been tucked away eg behind the board. It could really be any number of things I would recommend checking all cables and plugs for damage and switching it off to work on it
If you are not electrically minded it would be a good idea to get professional help.

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hello again-having a bit of a problem. I set up my computer to my stereo through the tv in port and through the rear i/o port, the right speaker has no sound only hissing. I reconnected throgh the front i/o port and the sound is fine- my problem is the rear port-I tried headphones to the rear port and no sound from right ear- did I loose rear right through the rear port?
 

A:rear panel right speaker

Normally,when the front jack is used,it disconnects the rear.
The plug pushes the contacts outward when the plug
is connected.
Those contacts can become weak and not pull back in
all the way when the plug is removed.
Might try putting the headphone plug in the front part
way and wiggle it around a little to see if you can get
it to make contact again.
My HTPC does the same thing because of weak contacts in the jack.
 

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Hello, I have a PC which I have been using for only a few months. I have Suddenly lost rear panel detection. If I disable front panel detection they work but still show as unplugged and I can't use windows mute, or realtek to set audio channel (they use the front/headphone channel). Here are the things I've tried:
1.) Re-install drivers
2.) Restart/default BIOS
3.) unplugging and replugging the speakers
4.) Checking hardpoint connections on the motherboard
5.) Asking for help on the EVGA forums

System specs:
EVGA NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI FTW Mainboard
SLI 2X EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 250 gts Video cards
Win7X64
4gb (2x2gb dual channel) DDR3 ram
Intel Core 2 Duo

Any other information or debug logs you need let me know.

DXDIAG.txt - http://trixstudios.webs.com/dxdiag.htm
 

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I have a SoundMAX Superbeam directional array and people always hear echos in my transmitting on ventrilo because it picks up my speakers sound. so I got a really nice sony headset and plugged it into the jack where the speakers used to be plugged in and now it wont pick up all appropriate sounds like youtube because the computer still things its speakers and not a head set. My sound manager says that any headset should be plugging into the "front panel jack" and I have no front panel jack I have an Xclio full tower computer case and there is nothing but huge fan in the front.

How can I make my computer use headset in REAR panel?

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I've just built my first custom PC (Specs posted below). Everything appears to be up and running just fine, except.... one not so minor problem. When I installed the mobo on the factory drilled ATX screw slots - the mobo's rear I/O panel do not even come close to aligning with the case's rear I/O panel slot. Of course the rear I/O Panel that came with the case didn't work, but this problem is with the rear I/O Panel that came with the mobo. Simply stated: none of the mobo's rear I/O devices (i.e. USBs, ethernet, PS2, Audio) jacks will even come close to aligning with the panels slots. It almost appears as if the factory drilled slots are almost uniformly 1/8 - 1/4 inch too low. Temporarily, I just pulled the rear I/O panel from the case so that I could get the system up and running, but of course that means that I have a large gapping rectangle of a hole for dust to enter.

Has anyone ever encountered this? Apparently ATX case and ATX motherboard isn't always a no brainer. Has anyone every drilled their own mounting holes? If so, any words of wisdom?

Thanks for the help!

Here's my new hardware with NewEgg item#'s for reference:
XFX MB-N650-IUL9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813141004

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119077

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model ... Read more

A:New Mobo & Case Rear I/O Panel Do NOT Fit!

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Hey, my headset was working fine in Windows XP but ever since I upgraded to Windows 7 it hasn't worked, I've tried pretty much every setting in the Realtek command center, updating drivers and so on but nothing seems to work, all I can record is static noise

Any chance someone can help me out here.

A:Mic not working in front or rear panel.

Any chance your using an ASUS board?

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Planning to upgrade the PSU but the maintenance manual only shows how to remove the screws on the PSU. What about all the cables that are attached to the PSU which then goes to the back of the computer? Without removing the rear panel, how can one remove the PSU unless it's a fully modular PSU which I can just swap out the connectors and replace with my new fully modular PSU. I already tried unscrewing two more screws that are attached to the back and tried a screwdriver to yank that rear panel out with no luck. Please help.

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My rig-
Amd Fx6300 processor
MSI 970a-g43 Mobo.

I previously had gigabyte ga-78lmt-usb3 mobo and I suffered from one sided audio from both the panels, I replaced that board thrice but still the same. So I shifted to MSI 970a-g43 but here I get one sided audio at the back panel whereas the front side i.e. the cabinets panel works completely fine. I tried all the basic stuff like re installing drivers, default playback. Please help.

A:One sided audio from rear panel.

Have you tried a diffrent pair of head phones

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Hi there I am in desperate need of help,
I have recently upgraded my computer to windows 8 and since doing so the built in microphone has stopped working on my computer but it was working before when I search for the device it just comes up with its not plugged in! I am really confused on how to solve this problem. I have tried everything I can think of so some help would be very grateful please.
Many Thanks
Cassie
 

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Good morning all.

Could anyone please explain to me how to enable my rear 'microphone' and 'line in' devices in win7 64? Currently they are listed as unavailable(see attached image). The rear 'microphone' input socket has a guitar physically plugged into it, and the 'line in' has a stereo synth plugged into it. I need to enable or switch these on somehow.

On a related note, could anyone explain what the 'Stereo Mix' input device is used for?

And finally, can anyone explain why when using a DAW such as Cubase, i can only successfully hear output when i disable the Playback 'Speakers' device (I have to re-enable it if i wish to subsequently play movies or music from the Windows desktop - see attached image.

Thanks for looking.

A:Rear'Microphone' and 'Line in' Sound recording devices are unavailable

I have a recording system using Sonar X1 and Pro Tools MP9. I use a Roland Octa-Capture as my recording interface unit and when its attached to the PC it is automatically set as the default playback device and recording device. When I disconnect it (power off) my PC's sound card automatically resets as the default playback device and my System Mixer (same as Stereo Mix) becomes the default playback device.

The first thing I see is the Vsynth XT is set as default playback device and not your "Speakers" (sound card) which is disabled, which could be the cause of the problems.

The System Mixer/Stereo Mix (Soundblaster calls this "what you hear") is normally set as the default recording device and along with Soundblaster, what you are hearing on the speakers is available for recording. With the System Mixer whatever device is inputting, such as speakers or line in is available for recording using the System Mixer. You set your recording program to use the PC's System Mixer (Stereo Mix) as the recording source (for analog inputs).

The devices that are currently unavailable, along with the speakers suggests the PC's sound is disabled or not functioning. Correcting that should bring back the recording devices, although you may have to enable them after you get the PC sound device (VIA HD Audio) working correctly.

First step, remove/disconnect the Synth you have connected and see if that enables the sound device and recording devices. If not, check th... Read more

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I have an expensive motherboard (ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe) with 5.1 sound (Realtek AC'97) IO on the back panel and an internal 10 pin (with 2 pins missing) AC'97 header to which I should be able to attach the AC'97 lead from my case's front panel headphone + mic sockets.

However, when I plug in the internal header, I lose the front left and right speakers from my 5.1 back panel socket (without getting it out the front socket either). I assume this is something to do with the way vista has only one "speakers" thing in control panel's "sound" thing and how it detects if things are unplugged. The only way I have been able to get the back panel sound back has been to unplug the front panel from the internal IO header.

Does anyone know how to fix this so that I can use both the front panel (headphones) and back panel (speakers) without turning my computer off to attach a lead to the motherboard?

A:Front + rear panel sound in vista

try disabling hd-audio in the BIOS

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I was working on a computer in safe mode. I was about to update the driver of the Nvidia card since it was corrupted and won't let Windows 7 boot normally. I had it uninstalled and I have the installer on a USB Pen Drive. First, I inserted it on the front USB ports but it seems to be broken and won't recognize it. Then just when I'm about to try to insert it onto the back panel USB, it has a sudden sparked and suddenly the PC restarted. Now it boots but everything in the back doesn't power up. No PS/2, no USB Ports, no Integrated VGA, LAN. The dedicated VGA works so I can see the display as it boots Windows to fail.

So what's the problem. Did I short-circuited it? Is there any fix?
 

A:USB Drive broke my Motherboard Rear Panel

If you saw sparks your lucky your computer still turns on. Nothing can be done if you fried the components.
 

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Hi, I'm new to the Vista forum, but I've searched for a similar problem in other threads to no avail, so here goes, I recently bought an MSI K9A2GM-FIH AMD 780G AM2+ Motherboard and am running Vista Home Premium 32bit os, I need to find a suitable rear panel connector to take the HiDef Audio from the on-board header to my AV amp. There was nothing supplied in the box and the reseller is less than helpful, any ideas where I can get an back panel connector/adapter to give me either co-ax or optical audio out from the MB?

Cheers

AndyGz

A:Rear panel HD Audio connector required

Hi Andy and welcome to the forums

I presume that this is what you mean. Have a look at the following link. Please note that there is a time limit, so you will have to be quick.



MSI Motherboard S/PDIF Digital Coa Audio Out cable - eBay (item 230290271471 end time Sep-18-08 05:13:29 PDT)

Here are some more links.

http://www.yoyotech.co.uk/product_in...31&cPath=62_64
http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...ufacturer_id=0

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hey guys,

i use a couple of speakers which is plugged to the rear speaker port, I'm using windows 8 pro atm and i cant access my front panel audio port to connect my hp, so can some one suggest me an app to control the audio ports which will allow me to plug my speakers and headphone and just to make 1 audio output,

reply fast thanks

A:Front and Rear panel audio ports control

That Motherboard number of G41d3b in your System Specs indicates a Biostar board [which should have been included]. Have you checked the maker's site for any software they might have that will do that?
G41D3B :: Motherboard :: BIOSTAR

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My speakers are connected to the rear audio output panel and my headphone in the front audio output panel. I tried changing the setting in sound/playback devices.  I can only use my speakers as default devise. My headphone can only be set as default commucation device but not default devise (click set as default devise but nothing happens). Beats audio control setting doesn't seem like there is anything to switch default devises. This computer does not have realtek control. I like to be able to switch all audio output between speaker and headphone. Please share with/enlighten me how I can go about this. Thank you.

A:switching audio output between rear and front panel

Hello @EasyEnemy, and thank you for your post.I understand that you are having some issues with the audio outputs on your computer. I am happy to help with this. On checking the support page there are not any specific drivers for Windows 10 for your computer. With that in mind there are a few things you can try. Try out the HP Support Assistant to see if it can find any other drivers that could be compatible.HP PCs - Using HP Support Assistant (Windows 10, 8, 7)HP PCs - Troubleshooting HP Support Assistant (Windows 10, 8) If not, or if any drivers it finds do not help, you can try in installing the Windows 8.1 drivers again from the support page. HP ENVY Phoenix 810-192d Desktop PC Another option would be to try installing the older drivers using compatibility mode in Windows 10. This Microsoft forum page shows several things you can try: How to: Install and Update drivers in Windows 10. Please let me know how that works for you, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.

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The issue is mono sound from the rear panel audio output. The front panel headphone audio & HDMI audio is OK (stereo). OEM integrated sound, stereo only on this model, no surround sound. Easy to test this with speaker configuration test in plackback devices/configure/speaker setup, or from the DTS control panel. Tone at left speaker, delay, tone at right speaker, is normal. Issue is, running speaker configuration tone is heard from both left and right speakers at the same time,when each tone should be from only one speaker at a time. Volume is also quieter than normal configuration test. New, out of the box it worked. After 2 days Windows 10 Home completed the update to the new build (1511).After the update I was familiarizing myself with the audio settings and noticed the issue. I uninstalled the OEM audio driver and re-installed the version on the HP driver support site. (same version)Shortly after that, a newer audio driver was available from HP Support assistant. I installed the latest audio driver.The issue persisted. June 9th I contacted HP phone support and after some discussion, eventually a supervisor zeroed some regisitry values that had values of 1 rather than 0 and that fixed it. The registry values were in the area of, HKEY_Local_Machine>Software>SRS Labs>APO>and then within the next 6 lines of registry. He modified about 5 or 6 values to zero, rebooted, and the issue was fixed. On June 15th there was a Windows c... Read more

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Hello,
I am using an external 5.1 USB Sound Card (Best USB UB-003 5.1Ch USB) but there is no sound in Rear output. I want it to use with my Herculies MP3 E2 DJ mixer controller.

I am trying to keep eye on the Tracks while crossfading the songs by my headphone like DJs do.

Front Out is working fine.

Please help me.
Thanks
Sandeep
 

A:External Sound Card Help - No Rear Output

I've moved your thread to the Hardware forum as Random is only for discussions that are not technical in nature.

I've also removed your e-mail address so you don't get spamnmed and also because all assistance is to be done on the boards where others can also benefit.

Thanks for understanding.
 

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Hello

ive been facing a weird problem, when i connect my microphone to the mic jack (the pink one) in the back of my computer, the audio software (i recently installed VIA Audio HD) sees it as it was connected to the line in jack ( the blue one). Also i dont have any front panel jacks, but the system thinks that i have them connected. as in the screenshot:


the line in device set as default is in fact the microphone attached to the mic jack.

anyway, when i uninstall the driver and run the windows troubleshooter, the mic starts working fine, but the audio jacks isnt recognized, just the hdmi ports from my GPU.

im using an Phitronics H55-m motherboard.

any suggestions please?

A:Microphone rear jack recognized as line in jack

In Control Panel/Sounds highlight Line IN and right click it and if you have the choice, uncheck Set As Default.
Now click the Configuration button Then Test.
You can also highlight the Microphone and do the same.
In the Via Control panel you can go to Expert Mode and disable the Front Panel. You can also click on each front panel port in the software and disable it or set it to default

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My front USB slots work and every connector on the rear works fine yet when
i plug headphones into the front audio jack and nothing is detected.

My Bios are updated to the latest version, i have also tried switching to AC97 but makes no difference. Swapping between HDMI and s/pdif doesn't also does nothing.

The case is a fairly cheap case being a SHAW GT-M2 although it is new.

I have a dual boot of Windows 7 and OSX Lion the front doesn't work with either.

All drivers are up to date with no yellow ! in device manager

A:No front Panel audio detected but Rear Audio works on Asus P8H 61-M LX

Check to make sure that the front panel audio cable is actually plugged into the audio header on the motherboard. If the motherboard has HD audio and the front panel has a plug marked HD-Audio, then plug that into the motherboard. Make sure that it is correctly lined up, otherwise the front panel won't work correctly.

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I have Intel D945GCPE motherboard (integrated sound card) running Vista Ultimate x32.
It has two front and three rear audio ports.
I want to use Creative 4.1 speakers but cant figure out the right audio driver.

i've run XP on same pc with 6 channel audio....using line-in blue jack and mic-in pink jack as line-out....but i lost that realtek driver and the one i have with my intel disc doesn't allow me to do so....
the old realtek driver gave 6 channel option on XP....however I haven't used that driver on Vista n dont know if it works the same way....

the driver on my intel disc lets me chose 4 channel max....but hav to use headphone jack as front and line out as rear speakers....
on Vista I can switch to 4 channel but cant plug in rear speaker coz only one of front or rear jack works at a time....or both give same output....

my pc was configured by sm1 else previously so i cant say if he did smthing with bios or something else....

if sm1 kows a sol. please let me know...
i've been looking for it from a long time...

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I'm currently on a laptop so I bought the Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 Pro (usb soundcard). I really wasn't paying attention since it was plug n play, but when I tried to adjust the equalizer it wasn't working (in the Creative Console). So I go into the windows "speaker setup", and only the Front Left and Right will have a sound coming out of them individually. When I play music, all the speakers have sound but it's not as powerful as they were on my desktop using another soundcard.

I'm using the Logitech Z-5500 speakers. Everything is plugged in on the subwoofer properly, and I have tried the 6ch Direct AND Optical. Both have the same issues.

Like I said before, the Creative Console has no effect on my speakers whatsoever. Any ideas?

Thanks.
 

A:Rear Right, Rear Left, Sub, and center speakers won't work?

Ensure the default audio device is now the Creative USB card. The speakers should be connected to the USB card. And the speaker configuration, setup, and testing can be done in the Creative software.
 

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I keep getting this error after right-clicking the microphone's control panel taskbar icon. I still can open the panel and change the settings, but this error is stressing me out. I just switched to a completely new PC and I'm afraid that this might be caused by some hardware malfunction. It never happened before on the old machine. I even did full system re-installation but I keep getting this error.

M-Audio Producer USB
Windows 7 64x (6.1, 7601) all updates installed

A:comctl32.dll vs USB Microphone Control Panel

Did you first install the software for the mic before connecting it? If you connected it first there could be incorrect drivers installed by Windows.

(I have a recording studio).

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Hi Everyone,

I clean Installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit Headphones were not working in Front panel Jack but Microphone was working in the front panel jack then i gone thru this forum i downloaded and installed AC 97 audio and Realtek High definition sound but in vain,,,,,
Then i installed IDT Audio Control Panel v 1.5 came along with my mobo Disc then Headphone in the frontpanel jack started working but then Microphone stopped working when i click microphone (it is already enabled and checked as default) in the sound menu it gives error "Windows Shell Common DLL has stopped Working" Plz..........Help to come over from this wierd situation.......... Thanx in advance

Regards,
Mathic

A:Front Panel - Microphone Do not work,,

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mathic


Hi Everyone,

I clean Installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit Headphones were not working in Front panel Jack but Microphone was working in the front panel jack then i gone thru this forum i downloaded and installed AC 97 audio and Realtek High definition sound but in vain,,,,,
Then i installed IDT Audio Control Panel v 1.5 came along with my mobo Disc then Headphone in the frontpanel jack started working but then Microphone stopped working when i click microphone (it is already enabled and checked as default) in the sound menu it gives error "Windows Shell Common DLL has stopped Working" Plz..........Help to come over from this wierd situation.......... Thanx in advance

Regards,
Mathic



Any chance you can tell us what MOBO, and sound chipset you have?

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I am frustrated! I need help. I don't know much about computers but, I am willing to learn. I have windows XP
The microphone and line in plugs work if I plug in my headset in the back of the computer. But the headset doesn't work when plugged into the front panel.
I would like to have the headset work when I plug it in the front panel. I am working with a vocie activated word processing program that is fantastic. But the headset cords are a little too short to be comfortable when it is plugged in the back of the computer.
Any suggestions? I would appreciate any thoughts or ideas.

Thank you- shauna
 

A:Front Panel Microphone plug doesn't work

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I thought my problem was, mic not working; I finally saw in control panel "lenovo - microphone mute".I can see a need for mute. How can I disable this function. 

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Yesterday everything was fine. Today I woke up and I had this issue.

The headset I use comes with 2 3.5mm cables that need to be put into both the audio output jack and the microphone input jack. The audio output works fine, however, the microphone input jack does not pick up my voice or anything.

These are my volume settings:

Everything looks fine there and everything is plugged in fine. I have the latest RealTek drivers installed and my motherboard is the ASUS Z97-K. I checked the BIOS settings and everything seemed fine, it was set on HD audio and was the same before this issue randomly occurred.

Would really like help solving this as it is so frustrating not being able to use my mic. Also, I have tested the mic on other computers and it works fine so clearly something is wrong either with the hardware or software on my PC. Also, this PC is quite new maybe a month so far. Also, I have windows 8.1 64 bit installed.

Thank you in advance.

A:Microphone inputs do not work on back or front panel

Did you do the "Refresh" as I suggested on the Win 7 forum?

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Yesterday everything was fine. Today I woke up and I had this issue.

The headset I use comes with 2 3.5mm cables that need to be put into both the audio output jack and the microphone input jack. The audio output works fine, however, the microphone input jack does not pick up my voice or anything.

These are my volume settings:

- Recording Tab
- Playback Tab

Everything looks fine there and everything is plugged in fine. I have the latest RealTek drivers installed and my motherboard is the ASUS Z97-K. I checked the BIOS settings and everything seemed fine, it was set on HD audio and was the same before this issue randomly occurred.

Would really like help solving this as it is so frustrating not being able to use my mic. Also, I have tested the mic on other computers and it works fine so clearly something is wrong either with the hardware or software on my PC. Also, this PC is quite new maybe a month so far. Also, I have windows 8.1 64 bit installed.

Thank you in advance.

A:Microphone inputs do not work on back or front panel

Either a System Restore back to when it was working or a Refresh of the Realtek will probably take care of it.

To "Refresh" the sound, go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the Realtek sound. Then LEFT click "Uninstall". DO NO uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound.

We have a separate forum for Windows 8/8.1.
Windows 8 Forums

Also, how to post screenshots on this and the Windows 8 forums.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I have recently custom built a PC using an ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 motherboard in a CiT 2206 MIDI Case.
I have downloaded VIA drivers from the motherboard website I linked above, but uninstalled the program that came with it (It didn't manage audio very well and prevented my speakers from working :/ ; also my front panel microphone didn't work before uninstalling this program either)

Anyway, my problem is that when I put a microphone into the microphone jack on my case (front of case) It doesn't work and windows doesn't detect any recording hardware. When I plug a microphone into the motherboard, It works straight away without a problem. I really need the front panel to work for Skype and other audio recording needs as my cable will not reach around the back of my case.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance

A:Case's audio panel microphone doesn't work

Are you sure the jacks are connected properly, double check all connections

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Hi there!

I know nothing about sound and mic stuff. I'm learning as I go, so forgive me if all of this is obvious.

I wanted to buy a cheap lavalier microphone for some video recording I need to do. I need it to plug into a source other than my camera, so I assumed my computer (Macbook Pro Early 2008) would be the best choice. I ordered the Trantec LP2 because it was cheap and had a mini-jack that I assumed would plug straight into my computer and work. It does not.

So, having done a little research, I'm guessing that my mic has no pre-amp (or whatever the technical term is) and needs to be powered externally. To solve this, I purchased a very cheap USB bus-powered external sound card, which I assumed would be enough to power the mic. Apparently not.

Can anybody just quickly tell me what I can plug my microphone in to to make it work? I saw an iMic suggested, but I don't want to spend 20 on something I'm not sure will work. It doesn't need to even be a computer add-on...I can use an external audio capturing device (like a dictophone?) if need be, but the only requisit is that I don't want to spend 's. I don't particuarly need high-end stuff, I just need something cheap that will read the mic I've already bought.

Or, on the flip side, if anyone knows of any similarly priced mics that would do a better job than my LP2 without addition equipment needed, feel free to suggest them to me, as I'm thinking of just cutting ... Read more

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Hope somebody out there can help me out. Recently I purchased an Audio-Technica OMNI ATR3350 Microphone that must be plugged into the headphone/Mic port. When i open my editing software (Cyberlink Audio Director) My computer is not defualting to pick up the microphone that is plugged in, rather it defaults the internal mic that comes with my PC. In addition, When i go into my microphone settings, I am prompted to "set up mic" which I've done multiple times trying to figure this out! When my external mic is plugged in, my internal is not picking up sound, which is good. What i believe is the issue is my computer is recognizing the plug in as headphones and not microphone. Any help would be greatly apprieciated. 

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Hello to all,I have a thinkpad laptop and it has the 2 internal microphones and it has an audiojack for headphones. My manual says my laptop will support a headphone/microphone combo, but NOT a microphone only. I do not have or want (at this point) a docking station. Does anyone know of a way or of a type of external microphone (without a headset) that i can use and that will work? would a usb mic work or is this laptop just incapable of using an external mic? thank you for allowing me to post.

A:I would like to use an external microphone on my t...

Hello and welcome,
 
The usual setup is something like the below.  This is an example, not a specific recommendation.  Please verify.
 
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I have two laptops running windows 8, Asus AO756-2626 and HP dm4-3099se. Internal mic works on both. I have two computer mics and one professional type that needs an adapter for the jack. When I insert either mics, nothing happens on either laptops. The external mic in the sound settings is grayed out and says currently unavailable.

A:External Microphone Currently not Available

Depending on the actual audio codec driver of the machine, you probably just need to change the input port from line-in to mic, especially if the machine does not physically have both.

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Hey guys,

I'm new here, so I am hoping someone out there can give me some advice on this! Today I picked up a regular desktop microphone for my computer (one that uses the 1/8th jack) and was testing it out. Suffice to say, after an hour or so of fiddling with the volume options for the microphone and different positioning of the mic. I am not that happy with the quality of recording I am getting out of it. I have decided I am going to return this one, but was thinking about getting a USB instead. I know I have been told the recording quality is much superior on a USB microphone vs. the one I have now. My question being, will my computer recognize this as a microphone/line in as any other 1/8th style mic. would be recognized? For the purposes I need a microphone for (a Skype conversation being broadcasted live over a JetCast server on winamp) I need this microphone to be recognized much like any regular 1/8th mic. would be. I looked into the headsets, but I am unsure if those would be recognized as a microphone/line in, therefore defeating the purpose of what I need it for. Hopefully this makes sense to someone out there, and that someone can give me some hardware advice on this. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out! -Phrozen

My specs: Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop, Windows XP Home, basic audio hookups to the side (one for speakers, one for the mic), Sigmatel Audio.
 

A:External USB Microphone

When you plug a USB headset/mic into a computer it forms its own subsystem audio. So for instance if you were using Realtek audio before, the USB's brandname audio would take over and you get a mic in setting for the USB microphone seperate from the other audio subsystem.

Sometimes Skype will be looking for the wrong mic in or something dumb like that but it will work just fine with Skype once it all configured correctly.

One drawback is (at least on my system) that the other audio subsystem is not usable while the USB subsystem is active and each time you move from one to the other there are some settings that may need to be reset each time in order to enable them again.
 

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Since there is no mic jack on this all in one, what other wire is available for purchase to connect with an external mixing board? I had been using a converted stereo jack on my HP laptop and plugging in to the mic input. What input/cord will work?   

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Sort of a dire situation here, I need my microphone to work, like... Within the next 10 minutes if possible/plausible.

I have a Razer Carcharias headphone set and it's worked for me in the past beautifully but suddenly the microphone won't work.

I'm running on an HP Pavillion dv6700 laptop and using the front ports, audio works, but for some reason well.... My mic on the headset picks up, but VERY VERY quietly. Like, to hear anything I need to stuff the mic in my mouth, and even then it's very quiet and the static is even louder.

So... What's going on?
 

A:External Microphone Issues

Unfort, sounds like the mic is actually knackered.
Do you have another mic you can try?
Check the cable of the mic, all the way along, is there any bare wire showing?
Are there any severe "bends" in the cable?
Have you checked the audio control panel to see if recording (ie your mic) is turned right down:
to do this go to start, then run, then type: mmsys.cpl then press enter. Select the audio tab of the box that appears, then volume under sound recording, make sure this is atleast turned half way up.

Hope these help.

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Hello there
 
I own a HP Stream Notebook PC 13
 
Product number:L0G35EA#ABU
Serial number:[personal information removed]
BIOS:F.06-01/06/2015
Keyboard revision:56.11
Total memory:2.00 GB
Processor name:Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU  N2840  @ 2.16GHz

And I am running O/S win 8 which came installed with the laptop
I have an external headphone set with speaker and microphone and which has 2 jack pin plugs one for microphone (pink) and other for speaker (green)

I also have  2 to 1 adapter/ connector so both can run off of one external jack.
The jack on my laptop is on the rear left hand side (facing the monitor) and the icon of a head set is next to it and the plastic insulation around the insert ic colored black
I have tired my headphone set out of this jack point  with and without the 2 piece adapter, and the headphones always work but I can not get the microphone to work, when this microphone is plugged into the jack point the laptops inbuilt microphone is still in play!

I have had a look in my control panel and see no new icons appear when I plug the microphone in
Am I correct in thinking that this jack plug port dose not support a microphone and only supports an external speaker

Or am I doing something wrong hear?
Thanks
 
Toolless

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