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External Microphone won't work on x230 Tablet

Q: External Microphone won't work on x230 Tablet

I have a microphone that works only as such, with no speaker and is not a headset. I am trying to get it to work with my Lenovo x230 Tablet laptop.

When I plug it into the 3.5mm port on the right side next to the Ethernet input nothing happens and it doesn't show up in my windows sound or do anything except change the top left port under "Analog System" from gray to black. Unfortunately that is the audio port not the microphone port. This is shown by the next two pictures.Microphone not plugged in:

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Microphone Plugged In:
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So something is up...I tried again by going to the "device advanced settings" and changing it from "classic mode" to "Multi-stream mode".This atleast shows in the windows control that there is a "external mic" and a "docking mic". I have no idea what the docking mic is. Anyway this picture below is what happens before I plug in the mic:

And now when I plug it in:
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As you can see the windows controller is unchanged in the input recording tab but, the realtek program has detected the mic again by turning on the analog headphone button on. As well as adding an extra tab to the program called "HD Audio 2nd output". As far as I can tell t thinks my mic is a headset for some reason. I wish to change this. When I switch over to the sound tab on the windows program it shows an added headset which is actually it detecting my microphone in windows. It only detects this headset when the realtek program is in advanced "Multi-stream mode". Here is a picture illustrating both the new tab on the Realtek Manager and the Windows Sound tab showing the headset which is again actually my microphone.
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And yes I have updated my Realtek Driver to the latest version it is Version shown in the picture below:
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Any help I could be given would be greatly appreciated as I have been trying to find a solution to this problem for the past couple days.

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Also it seems as if the Microphone and earbuds from my Samsung Galaxy S3 do work as both a headset and Microphone. But my microphone only device doens't work, what gives?

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No one? Hmm...

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I thank you for the help ahead of time.

~fuzzybluelights
 

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Hi fuzzybluelights, and welcome to TSG.

It would be rather difficult to suggest any new possible solutions if you don't tell us some of the things you have all ready tried. Not that many members here have clairvoyant powers.

Some possible solutions ...

Have you checked the Windows volume/mixer control panel to make sure the mic input is not muted?

Some computers may have hardware that allows the mic input to also work as a line level input. In that case, it needs to be specifically set to be a mic input.

Have you checked the microphone on a another computer to make sure you did not buy a bad one?
 

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you would need something like this:http://www.tvc-mall.com/uploads/details/IPHONE-4-7005-1.jpg

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Hello. My external microphone wont work and I need help.
I have an Acer Aspire 5810TZ-4657.
And we bought a microphone to use.
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Are we missing an important thing? Or?
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Because my dad can't use the fathers day present I bought him .___.
And he plays world of warcraft.
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Oh, and the external microphone is a EarForce Z1.
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A:x230 Tablet keyboard issue

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Did it work before? What OS? What kind of adapter do you have?

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Hello,I go the Lenovo X230 Tablet and it came with Windows 7 pre-installed and everything was working great. Then after installing Windows 8 Pro on the Tablet, everything works great except that the pen handwriting software is not there anymore. I can use the pen to move around with no issues. I can open, close and right click with the pen, but cannot use it to write. I installed the needed drivers for the pen and installed ThinkVantage update software from Lenovo support site and ran the update to get the latest drivers and software but no luck. I can calibrate the pen with no issue.Any ideas where I can get the handwriting software for it.?ThanksModerator edit: Added OS to subject.













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A:X230 Tablet Windows 8 Pen Handwriting software

Hi, hmandi01
 
In Windows 8, writing-to-text transcription is normally a "keyboard," if you will, that you have to select. When you are on the desktop of your machine, is there a keyboard icon on the taskbar? If this is not visible in laptop mode, then see if it is there in tablet mode. If that icon is visible, click on it. This should bring up the touch keyboard. On this keyboard, the bottom-right key should be another keyboard icon. Select this icon and then select the pen option (third option.) This should change the touch keyboard into a transcription keyboard.
 
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hi there, i have the same issue, i would be glad if you had a solution to share with me !!!! anyone ? thanks

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It sounds like hardware failure but try one more thing:
 
Reboot into BIOS setup (by pressing F1 at the ThinkPad logo screen).
Go to the security -> fingerprint menu.
There's an option about clearing the fingerprint sensor storage (or something like that).
What happens?
 
 

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A:X230 Microphone not working

HiCould you boot up laptop from the Linux LiveUSB/CD? There is a chance to reset audio chip within that OS from. As an example of such issue and troubleshooting:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Lenovo-X220-Conexant-20672-SmartAudio-NO-SOUN...Also, try to reset BIOS/EC, it'll remove electric voltage from the laptop parts, chips: unplug the battery and charger, press the power button and hold it during 20...30 seconds. Then enter BIOS Setup, load default settings and change the ones you need.

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Hello Is Thinkpad x230 tablet compatible with "Thinkpad W700 Mini dock 2.0"?  Regards

A:Is Thinkpad x230 tablet compatible with "Thinkpad W700 Mini dock 2.0"?

Hi Bidabad,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding using W700 Mini dock 2.0 with your Thinkpad x230T
IMO it is not compatible with this model.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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Hi, I have a ThinkPad X230, which originally had Windows 7 installed on it.  When I accepted the upgrade to Windows 10, everything worked fine apart from one thing:  the built-in SD Card reader. When I insert an SD card into the reader, the computer eventually recognizes it as a SD card, but when I click on it I get the following message: "D:\ is not accessible.  A device attached to the system is not functioning." I have tried all kinds of things to get it to work, based on various other posts on this forum.  For example installing new drivers from Lenovo website, installing them in Compatibility Mode etc.  But none of these have fixed the issue.  If I right-click on the SD Card icon for my D: drive, and select Properties, it doesn't detect any used space or any free space. If I open Device Manager when there is a SD card inserted, I see "Ricoh SD Disk Device" under the section entitled "Disk Drives", and I see "Ricoh PCIe SD/MMC Host Controller" under the section entitled "Memory technology devices".  I also see " D:\" under the section entitled "Portable Devices". I updated my laptop's BIOS not long ago.  I have BIOS version 2.65. I have an mSATA card (about 120GB) for Windows OS and applications, and a separate 500GB traditional hard drive for my Data.  I have had this mSATA / HDD configuration since the very beginning. Does anybody have any idea what I need to do to fix this problem... Read more

A:How to get SD card reader to work on ThinkPad X230...

Mark, did you try the updated SD card driver? http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x23... Hope this helps.




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I have a requirement to use speech dictation along with touch keyboard for a windows 10 tablet application. Currently I am not able to find the microphone on the touch keyboard.  How can we enable microphone on windows 10 laptop touch keyboards (as
in ipads and android tabs).
Thanks in advance

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Hello, I just bought a x230t and installed photoshop on it for some fun on the go. I noticed that the pressure sensitivity did not work in photoshop searched lenovo wacom drivers on good installed the drivers and now only the pen works on the screen. My thinkpad is running Windows 10 i would like to be able to use the pen and/or my finger at the same time.  I am going to uninstall the drivers for now. is there a set of drivers i need to find?

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 hi,i just wanna know if i can to install normal ssd drive and msata card drive in my x230 laptop Many Thanks 

A:x220 and x230 , can i install normal ssd drive and msata card drive in my x230

yes

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I have a lenovo X61 tablet that I have purchased the extra battery for (the external one that mounts on the ultrabay connector).  This was working, but after upgrade to Windows 7, battery 2 (the external battery) gives an error. After getting a new battery from lenovo (old one under warranty), it does the same thing. Tech support is trying to look at this as a hardware problem, personally I think it is a software problem. Puttling laptop on X6 tablet ultrabase continues to work, it's just the battery. Ideas? contact me if you have one of these batteries and are running windows 7, I would love to compare notes. Hey Lenovo, how about getting your tech guys to actually understand what the differences in your batteries is?

A:Lenovo X61 tablet with external battery

I too have the X61 with two external batteries. I get the error Battery 2:The has failed due to normal wear and can not be charged. I "assume" I get the same error with the external charger as the charge lite flashes slowly for a couple of seconds then starts flashing fast instead of remaining steady on and changing to green when charged. Anyone know what this error really means besides it is broke and needs replacement.

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i own two chinese tablet PC without micro USB (i break it)anyone know how to charge it? Since it work fine my mind think on buy any ac adaptor + cable adapter (external) to plug my battery in this adapter, but doesnt know where to buy it. anybody help me!

A:External Battery Charger for Tablet PC without micro USB

To even have a chance of answering your question, we would need to know the make and model of the tablets. Your best bet would be to try and contact the manufacturer of the tablets.

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I have an ASUS T100TA tablet to which I have attached a Samsung SE-218 CD and DVD player.

When I attach it with a CD in it, the tablet recognizes the player and then drops it, and then recognizes it, and then drops it etc. etc. in an irregular pattern. Windows Media Player recognizes that there is media to play, but doesn't play it. Windows Explorer can see the files but when I switch the Samsung into AV mode and try and copy the music files onto the hard disc. for example, it says that the files are not in the indicated location.

The DVD player works fine on a Win 7 and a Win 8 laptop so it is either the tablet or Windows which is causing the problem.

The tablet only has one USB port, so I can't test if the port is the problem (but it seems to run other USB devices OK).

I have installed all the important Windows updates on the tablet. I tried rebooting with the drive attached.

Nothing works.

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I have an ASUS T100TA tablet to which I have attached a Samsung SE-218 CD and DVD player.

When I attach it with a CD in it, the tablet recognizes the player and then drops it, and then recognizes it, and then drops it etc. etc. in an irregular pattern. Windows Media Player recognizes that there is media to play, but doesn't play it. Windows Explorer can see the files but when I switch the Samsung into AV mode and try and copy the music files onto the hard disc. for example, it says that the files are not in the indicated location.

The DVD player works fine on a Win 7 and a Win 8 laptop so it is either the tablet or Windows which is causing the problem.

The tablet only has one USB port, so I can't test if the port is the problem (but it seems to run other USB devices OK).

I have installed all the important Windows updates on the tablet. I tried rebooting with the drive attached.

Nothing works.

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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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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.
 
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004SP0WAQ/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687642&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-strip...
 

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