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Microphone sound too soft?

Q: Microphone sound too soft?

I use mics over Ventrilo, a teamspeak-type program for people to talk. Randomly one day people couldn't hear me; I thought it was my mic. I bought a new one on Newegg and it has the same problem. I used the 'test hardware' app on both, and found that all three mics (both ones plugged into the jack and my mic built into the laptop) can transmit sound but only when I speak really, really close to it... and even then the sound is distorted. I thought at first it was a mic jack issue but the built-in mic has the same problem which suggests otherwise.

Anyone know how I can fix it? Do I have an internal mic volume that's just set to receive only really close sounds, or is something else screwed up?


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Hi! I just got this hp pavilion gaming notebook - 15-ak049tx and I always use skype to talk to my friends whenever I play games with them but some how this laptop's microphone volume is so extremely soft that my friend can't hear me. All the microphone options that is available has the same result.  I realize there is no microphone plug on this laptop as well. Only for headphones. Is there anyway to fix this problem? Please help thank you!  

A:Microphone is very soft.

Hi @Resia, Welcome to HP Forums! I have read your post and wanted to help. I understand that when you use the microphone on the laptop, your friends cannot hear you clearly.Please try the steps on this document: HP PCs - Resolving Microphone Problems (Windows 10, 8) Let me know if it helps to resolve the problem. If you want to use an external microphone, since your laptop has 1 headphone/microphone combo port based on the specifications of your model, you will need a split, if your headphone/microphone set has two plugs; or you can use a headphone/microphone set with one plug. If this post helps you to reach a solution, please click the "Accept as Solution" button down below in this message. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me Kudos. Regards, 

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Hi, I've been having a problem with my microphone that I want to use for my laptop. When using it barely catches any noise even with the settings turned all the way up. I know the microphone is working because it works perfectly on my friend's computer. Like I've said I tried turning up the settings and making sure it's not muted, all the simple stuff but it still barely fills a bar when I tap the mic. I also noticed it doesn't show up as a microphone in the recording tab. The microphone that's disabled is my laptop's built in one and the one below it that says "Line in" is the one I want to use. So I'm just wondering what I can do to hopefully fix this. Thanks in advance for any help/advice.

A:Line in microphone too soft

How much jacks do you have on that laptop? I suppose you have only 2. One for microphone and one for headphones.

If that is the case, try right-clicking on the free space in that panel and select "show disabled devices", then rightclick on the Microphone entry and select "set as default".
Or right-click on the Line in entry and select "disable" then set the microphone as default.

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Hey everyone! I need quite abit of help over here. A few hours ago, my mic was working okay and everyone could hear me talking on this voice comm software called "Mumble". However, my mic ceased to record my voice properly and it could only transmit when I blow right into the mic or hit the headphones abit.

I re-installed and updated my driver "Realtek HD Audio Manager" to the latest version and it started to work properly again except that it is extremely soft and I already had all my settings tune to max including all the recording control settings and stuffs. I also changed microphone and it did not work so I suspect something must be wrong with my computer/drivers. I need serious help here!

A:Microphone is extremely soft

Help someone? :(

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My computer is making kind of a loud whistling sound, it doesn't look like I have bad caps(on my motherboard) though.

Also I hear some sort of "disc spinning" or "fan-like sound" that's loud but it's "soft" loud(like a refrigerator/freezer makes a sort of "soft" but loud sound) makes but it's not my fans. I am guessing it could be my hard drive?

Anyone know what problem I could possibly have?

A:Whistling sound + soft-loud harddrive sound?

Take the side off the case and tell us where the noise is coming from.

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This is happening on my Windows 7 system. Any ideas?

A:Microphone in, sound gone, Microphone out, sound back

I'd say your sound card driver is not set to the correct duplex setting. Go to the "Sound" icon in the Control Panel, and see if you can set your sound card to "stereo" mix or such. Hard to say exactly what it's called because it's different for all cards and drivers. You just need to find the option for "dual" or "stereo" duplex settings.

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So I turned on my computer today and the startup sounds would be normal but sounds for all applications would be very soft. For example when you move the volume mixer to full it would still be really soft. The only sounds that work fine is when I am watching youtube and also when I run steam as an admin because if i dont run in admin mode I am able to barely hear the sounds but it would function normally otherwise. Please help me

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I just tried out the media center but I noticed that when playing files the sound is soft. The media center splash screen is loud when I open the program but I have to turn the volume way up to have it play normal. When I use Media Portal which is almost the same as Media Center the volume is fine. I even tried uninstalling Media Portal just in case the codecs conflict or something. Is there a setting I have to change? I configured the audio in media center for 7.1 speakers.

Sorry I posted this in the wrong section. Mods can you move it to the Media Center section. Thanks.

A:Sound is soft

The + and - sign buttons also adjust the volume in WMC... have you tried them?

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I sometimes hear a soft zooming sound from the pc-case. It's sort of a vibrating sound, as if the sounds is from a fan. It's usually not hard, but it keeps going on for a long time. A few times, these vibrating sounds were quite loud, for a short time. What could this sound be, and how can it be fixed? There aren't any warning messages from windows.

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Please let me know if this shouldn't be here- i will gladly delete the post if it's in the wrong forum.

Hi there guys. I came to this forum a while back and i was really pleased with how helpful you guys were when i was building my computer. Uh, in that regard, my specs are

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-T1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply

Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 Allendale 2.4GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E4600

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

The rest is irrelevant i think... geforce 8800GT graphics card, 200gb HDD.

Anyway, i don't have a sound card. I Recently got a headset/mic (Altec Lansing AHS515) and when i put the headphone/mic jack into the back of my computer (in the mobo connection) the line out or headphones work fine. However, the microphone or mic out isn't working so great. When i try to talk with it i get a really, really quiet signal if anything at all. It doesn't pick up anything at more than an inch away from my mouth, and to get a loud noise i have to put it literally in my mouth.

I'm using the realtek HD Audio Manager as it came with my mobo. I tried changing the jacks around, but it always comes up as some sort of device incompatible or some similar error.

Regarding the headset, i'm sure it's not broken- i tried it on a laptop i have and it worked fine.

So as i obviously don't have a sound card, i'm wondering if i need on... Read more

A:Microphone Insensitive- Need Sound card? (Posted in sound forum also)

Seeing that you have posted in the Hardware Sound Forum, where you will be more than likely able to get a solution to your problem, I am closing this thread.
The reason for this is, that multiple posting about the same issue tends to confuse the issue; especially when they are in two different forums.
Not many of the Windows Tech Team Members venture into the Sound Forum, and vis-a-vis with the Hardware Tech team.

Kind Regards,

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win xp sp3

im trying to make a gameplay video. the sound in the video is really soft. only when the pc sound is set really high, can sound be heard in the video, but still quite soft.

so for proper recording, i want to set the sound volume to extremely loud, but disconnect the loudspeakers. BUT can it still damage any hardware parts?

but maybe any other recording solutions?

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My Windows 10 HP Envy Laptop's sound has gotten really soft and I could barely hear anything. It was't like this yesterday, I already tried disabling the audio enhancements and nothing happened. Please help!!!

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A:Sound of my Laptop has gotten soft/quiet

Hi, Try the following. Download the Realtek HD Audio installer version on the link below and save it to your Downloads folder. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72001-72500/sp72117.exe When done, hold down the Windows key and press R Into the Run window, type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In Device Manager, expand Sound, Video and Game Controllers.  Right click the Realtek device and select Uninstall - you should also get a prompt to remove the current driver, tick the box to allow this and then proceed with the uninstall. When complete, download and reinstall the Chipset driver on the following link. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72001-72500/sp72105.exe When the Chipset reinstallation has completed, shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter.  Hold down the Power button continuously for 20 seconds then release it.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to launch the Start-up Menu and then select f10 to enter the bios menu.  Press f9 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes f5, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key ), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. When windows has reloaded, open your Downloads folder, right click on the Realtek installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation.  ... Read more

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Hi,need help on improving sound volume pleasewin 10, 64bit, Conexant Smart Audio HD. Driver date 15June2016, ver Provider:Conexant Systems, Inc. 2013. file ver Volume is turned up to 100% but sound is so soft that we cant hold a Skype conference.I don't want to purchase an external speaker & haul it around the country (extra baggage). Is there any way to improve the ound output?? very disappointed as my old ideapad S510p has all the sound output needed & works well. hopefull of solution, thanks

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hi everybody

i want to know about software that can seperate movies from sound mean i have one movie clip and i want to remove it sound from that movie and add an other one
please tell me the names of softwares


A:soft ware for sound record

You can use MS sound recorder for that. Go to the Start > Programs > Accessories > Entertainment > Sound Recorder. Before recording you need to setup your audio properties to record stereo mix. Good luck!

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win xp sp3

im trying to make a gameplay video. the sound in the video is really soft. only when the pc sound is set really high, can sound be heard in the video, but still quite soft.

so for proper recording, i want to set the sound even higher, and disconnect the loudspeakers (because it is way too loud). but can it damage any hardware parts? maybe any other recording solutions?

A:fraps: sound recording is soft

Go to control panel \ sound \ Recording

Make sure the volume levels are up high enough and test.

Do this with everything in recording that has a green check mark.

Also, bottom right of your screen, by the time, doubleclick the speaker icon.
Make sure everything is raised, not just the main volume.

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Sound on HP2760P is too soft. I don't have the enhancement tab under speaker properties

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I recently built a PC using a XFX nforce 790i ultra motherboard, with an onboard realtek sound card.

I have the latest audio drivers, however the onboard sound card outputs all audio through the microphone jack, with added interference. The headphone jack that the sound is supposed to come through, stays silent.

Am I going to have to resort to buying a sound card, or is there some alternative?

I'm running vista 32-bit.


A:Sound card outputs sound through the microphone jack

solved: I'd plugged the front speaker/mic into the wrong part of the motherboard. Rereading the motherboard manual showed me the correct socket.

severe case of user error

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When i play a movie the speaker sound is very soft on my notebook. I have checked all my audio settings and to no avail. I have even put it to the maximum loudness but it still doesnt work.

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I have a problem with the audio device of z61t-9441-a35. After I made a clean installation of Windows XP professional with SP3 patch, I found that the sound volume is too low. The speaker could produce the sound approximately half as lound as before, even the volume indicator in XP's volume control panel had been maximised, so as to the IBM's sound panel and the SoundMax's one. The driver I am using was downloaded from http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-62855 , which would be the lastest one. I would really appreciated if anyone can help me solving this issue. Many thanks.

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Hi all,

I just got a 5.1 Speakers set.
Anyway, the smart guys that designed the sound card, or drivers, dont let me use all specific jack holes to hook them up.
Instead, they force me to use mic and line out holes to get Center/Woofer and front sounds.
I need headphones and mic at least as often as speakers.

Anyway, I have a splitter device that let me connect both headphones and front speakers, also mic and Center/woofer.
Where can I find a simple application that let me switch from headphones/mic mode to 5.1 speakers mode.
I can write one myself in VB if I get the right direction where to look (Windows API?).

The best solution whould be a simple sys-tray icon that give me a menu to switch from 5.1 to headphones.
That whould set Speakers setup from desktop speakers to 5.1 speakers and mic/front checkbox you can see in C-panel/Sound and Audio device.


A:Custom soft to change Sound and Audio Speakers setup

I would say you are better off getting a new sound card with more ports. Switching liek that shoudl be built into the sound card drivers.

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I freshly reinstalled my windows 7.
before and after the install,
when I watch videos on youtube.com (that's the only example atm),
the videos play great, flawless framerate, no matter the quality.
but they will randomly lockup. pause. only while in fullscreen.
high speed internet, videos have completed downloading, streaming speed isn't the issue.

if i press ESC to the video minimizes to a smaller display and works flawlessly,
if i press full screen again, the video continues flawlessly, untill 5 or 10 seconds later,
no specific time, they may more may not pause again.

no other system annoyances that i can recall.
i tried updating divx, although Ive never had to install those to watch youtube.

any ideas what could cause full screen video lockup?
ESC and a refullscreen instantly solves the issue, but i have to do it a few times throughout some videos.

reinstall java maybe? seems like I had to install java to watch youtube. i forget.

A:full screen youtube video lockup (soft soft)

I would make sure my Java script was OK. Do you run Trend A/V by any chance. This can block Java! What's you broadband speed? Does this happen at all times of the day or only at specific times?

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hi there ,

Inspite of being very careful , I'm having troubles with that stupid trojan and virus alerts for 2 days now.. I tried kaspersky6 and nod32 to detect and clean the reason but had no luck till then..

well, here are the details..

I cannot see temporary internet files folder which should be in :

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings folder.

and those gifs are created periodically , after deleting , they appear again some time later in C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp folder.

nod32 is alerting like crazy about those gifs , you can see the quarantine screenshots below

finally, you can see the combofix and hijackthis logs below..


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 04:39:06, on 01.06.2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
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Hello and welcome to TSF.

Sorry for the delay in response. The forum has been very busy.

Please note that Combofix is a very powerful tool and should never be used without supervision by a trained analyst. Under certain conditions, it may render the machine unbootable. If you haven't received help elsewhere and still need assistance, please proceed with the following instructions:

Now, run HijackThis. Close all windows and browsers except HijackThis.
Click on Open Misc Tools
Click on Delete a File On Reboot
Click once on the file below to select it, if listed:

C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\ThunderAdvise.dll

do the same for this one, if listed:


Click on the Back button to exit Process Manager

Now, back at the main screen of HijackThis, click on Scan and put a check in front of the following

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
O2 - BHO: ThunderAdvise - {97421D0D-E07F-40DF-8F07-99597B9585AD} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\ThunderAdvise.dll
O21 - SSODL: JavaView - {DA191DE0-AA86-D04E-4B87-2A3D4928BE99} - C:\WINDOWS\AppPatch\Jview.dll
O21 - SSODL: ThunderAdvise - {97421D0D-E07F-40DF-8F07-99597B9585AD} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\ThunderAdvise.dll

Close all browsers and windows other than HijackThis and click on "fix checked".


Restart your computer.


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Best soft to recover 3TB HDD of GPT on wondows 7 ? free soft most like

hii I am using my Seaget 3TB HDD over 9 months , I just conevert MBR to GPT from acronics Disk directory to fully utilize 3 TB 3 weeks ago ______it runs great over 2 weeks but

now when i turn on PC i see win 7 pop-up massage to format disk and select MBR-GPT WTHElll !!

win 7 com. manager detect it but as unformatted disk
(I also try to use this HDD on different machine and also on win 8 Pro and also via SATA--to--USB adaptor but i am having same issue ____win 7 and all softs says it is unformatted and need to be format )

please guys help me to recover this HDD

free soft will be most welcome___and priced soft also welcome

A:Best soft to recover 3TB HDD of GPT on wondows 7 ? free soft most like

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Manufacturer: Acer
Model: Aspire 5610
OS: Microsoft Windows XP SP3 Home Edition
CPU/Ram: 1.862 GHz / 1022 MB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio

Girlfriend's laptop - 3rd or 4th hand. Hard drive departitioned (only c drive). Initially had limited sound - very low volume - then no sound at all. Tried reinstalling drivers. Ended up clean reinstalling OS as well as XP drivers from Acer site. Audio set to realtek HD default (only option given anyway), mute buttons unchecked, all volume settings on max, advanced speaker option set to laptop stereo, windows audio set to auto (started) in service manager. Device manager says everything OK. Did try to do the troubleshooting thingo in the audio device properties but it couldn't complete as it didn't detect my voice through the microphone. Have I missed something? Any help much appreciated.

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I have a HP envy-x2 which was updated to windows 10 last year. I thought all was fine till I had a skype session in December when I found the microphone didn't work. I could hear fine.I checked settings and updated driversIn device manager under "sound video and game controller" I uninstalled the device and deleted the driver software and rebooted.I now have a red x on the speaker icon in the task bar and no audio devices installed.When I right click on the speaker icon no audio devices show in the playback or recording windowsNow in device manager under "sound video and game controllers" I have "Realtek12s audio codec" showing but still no microphone or speakers workingCan anyone help system to find the mic and speakers and make them work?

A:No microphone or sound

Hi.Welcome to the forum woodyjw.Download and install drivers for your computer:Software and Driver DownloadsResolving Microphone ProblemsFind and fix problems with devices and hardwareFind and fix problems playing sounds 

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I am having problem getting sound from my microphone. MY OP is windows XP and I dont know what is the problem.
Please advise what should I do to rectify.


A:No sound from Microphone

Hello Mistry and welcome to TSF
When i read your question it sounds like to me, that you want to hear sound come out of the actual microphone, which is impossible because a microphone is to input sound, out of speakers or into the computer, is that what you are asking?

Or are you saying that your microphone, wont output (from speakers or plugged ino the computer) sound?

Kind regards,

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Dear sir
I am having vista home premium 32 bit. Recently i bought iBall 630MV microphone. I am able to hear everybody but not able to transmit/record. On the other laptop having XP its working fine. Is it a driver problem? if yes Wht should I do, I m trying from last 6 hrs
I hope I'll get help from you

A:microphone not able to transmit sound..help plz

Originally Posted by amitlohan

Dear sir
I am having vista home premium 32 bit. Recently i bought iBall 630MV microphone. I am able to hear everybody but not able to transmit/record. On the other laptop having XP its working fine. Is it a driver problem? if yes Wht should I do, I m trying from last 6 hrs
I hope I'll get help from you

What driver did you use on XP? do you still have it? I cant find a driver for it. You may have to install the XP driver in compatibilty mode. To do that you right click the file goto properties. click on compatibilty tab set f or XP


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Hello i'm having a problem using any microphones (i've tried 4 different ones so far)- at some point after the mic is plugged in my sound is completely muted until i restart the computer. All my drivers are up to date and this only occurs when the mic is plugged in. Also video playback such as youtube plays slowly when this happens.

Any advice?


A:Muted sound after using microphone?

Please fill in the "My System Specs". We have no idea what your hardware or even the Windows OS version is.

Also, are these USB mic's or standard analog computer mic's?

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I have sound coming from my headset, but I just want to use the microphone so that I can use my speakers.

A:Can I have sound come from my speakers and use my microphone?

Are you wanting to speak into a microphone or do you want to listen to other sounds from the speakers?

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:hotbounce Hello!

When i talk/sing into the microphone i sound bad. I dont sound like me at all, please someone tell me how i can change this so it can sound better thx :slurp:

A:Why do i sound different on the microphone and how can i change it?

you sound diffrent for one of two resons.

1) The micro phone your using is of low quality hence it dosnt pick everything up properly, and can sound scratchy or garbeled.

2) your sound card is responsible for picking up and relaying the sounds so if the card is of low quality you get a low quality sound pick up and out put.

P.S. you always sound a little diffrent when hearing your self from a recording then how you do in your head.

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I have Win 7 Pro with 4 gb ram and am the only user. Sound plays fine on movies and audio files..

What I would like to able to do is record with my mic. I have a mic which has been checked on another pc and works fine.

Since I have 4gb of ram, the built in sound recorder it will NOT record (a stupid limitation Microsoft put in). Is there any way to record with my mic, either with something I don't know about or a third party software that will enable me to record.

Any suggestions would be appreciated, thank you.

A:Record Sound with Microphone

First thing to look at:

Go to control panels/sound

Look at the recording tab.

Right click in it.

Do you see checkmarks next to "show disabled devices" and "show disconnected devices".

Check them if not already checked.

Do the same thing on the playback tab.

Then try to record again.

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Hi, I just uninstalled a voice program called morphvox by screaming bee and it set as my default audio device. Once i uninstalled i set my mic recording device back to line in/mic in now my microphone isn't recording any sound. The microphone is plugged in properly in the rear ports. I have an HP running XP and my audio device is realtek HD audio manager.

*update- This is some wierd ****. I can speak into my earpiece on my headset and people can hear me but i sound far off, but the microphone part of the headset will not record any sound.

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I use Windows 8.1.So on my PC the sound is being weird,firstly,my headset is recognized as speakers, secondly, the microphone isn't picking up any sound (I use a headset with a microphone). When i plug it in, it gets recognized as microphone, but if i speak, no matter the sound, or boost level, it doesnt pick up any sound. Tested the microphone on Win 8.1 laptop works perfectly, on my Win 8.1 PC is the issue.

Is the problem with drivers? or any ideas?

A:Microphone not picking up any sound.

System Spec's are needed to really try and help you.

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Yeah, when I go to the sound settings and then to the microphone I see the Microphone level (that can be set from 0 to 100) and then the dB setting (0-30)

I'm using my laptops own mic and so I don't need to shout on it I put those both to the max, 100 and 30. But when I go back later during a call etc. I notice that the Microphone level has dropped back to like 20...

What does this? It's really annoying to contantly put the level back to 100 :/

A:Microphone sound level?

That's because whatever program is that you're using (Skype, Windows Live Messenger, etc.) is adjusting your microphone levels automatically.

What you need to do is to look in the program you use for this purpose and check the audio/video configuration, disable the option that says "Automatically adjust my microphone levels" and that's it

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My friend just bought a "HyperX cloud" headset. Usually, these microphones are quite good,

But his, his sounds like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbXJ...ature=youtu.be

Anyone got any ideas? I've checked so many settings for him, microphone boost is off.

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Hello. Hope u will help me here... I have problem with my microphone....Problem is thath i dont know whats my sound card....It just dont detect my microphone but sound i can hear alll....here are some screenshoots:

Device Manager:
Recording Tab:
I realy need microphone fixed because i use it in my bussines. So if anyon can help me pleas tell me what i can do or if u can do thath true team viewer. Thank you for your support.

A:Microphone & Sound Problem

If your PC is branded, visit the manufacturer site for fixes and updated drivers.

It may also be helpful to enable windows update for device drivers. Search online automatically for the latest driver for your audio device and often, this is all that you need to do. Fix your driver for "PCI Simple Communications Controller" and it may also find the other drivers to make your mic work

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I have a hp pavillion laptop, and I am trying to hook up a guitar for playback and recording. The problem is that the sound settings show the microphone as working and it will pick up the signal, but no sound will play through at the same time. I'm sure it can be done as I have used the same set-up on a pc with XP.

It seems like the problem is the sound drivers or something (I'm not really sure) so i did install a different sound driver but nothing changed. XP was simple because with the properties in the sound device i could just un-mute the microphone level and everything would play/record fine.
Anything that could help would be appreciated.

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I'm a new user here at the tech support guy forums.. I got a problem and was hoping someone out there would be able to help me

My microphone CAD GXL2500 was bought brand new and all but only came with a stereo plug.. so i decided to buy a plug and play USB cord to connect it to my computer for recording. Somehow it was detected but there is no sound. I tried almost everything i could find online. I tried making sure my sound wasn't muted. The problem is, it shows up on my MIxcraft program but there is no wave when i talk or sing. When i talk through it on the sound setting, the mic didn't have a green line jumping like how my default mic was. So i tried to default the CAD but the green line didn't jump. I dont know anymore. I tried the speech recognition thing... and tried to reinstall my mic... etc... i know my USB cord is working because the red light on the end of it is shine... And my mic is not on mute.. so any HELP OUT THERE?


A:Microphone Detected But No Sound

microphone is usually connected through the pink mic socket 3.5mm on pc.

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Issue: Sound recording programs which I want set to microphone record wave instead.
An example is windows Sound Recorder. I'd like it to record my microphone input instead of wave files played on my computer.

My Motherboard: EVGA 680i
Operating System: Windows XP

I believe my microphone was working fine until I tried to turn it up and I must have messed with some settings.

Thanks in advanced, any help is appreciated, don't hesitate to ask questions.

A:Sound/Microphone Issue


GO to Control Panel then click on Sound Devices and in the new window click on the Voice tab and then test hardware

Also while your in there check the Volume button and makesure the Microphone is ticked. see that your

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This is sort of a strange problem. When I'm running Windows XP, I get no sound (through the speakers or through headphones) unless I have something (anything) plugged into the microphone jack. Once I do plug something into the microphone jack, then the sound works perfectly and I can control the volume and mute it and such, but if I have nothing plugged into the microphone then it does not seem that any volume controls have any effect.

I am running Windows XP on a Lenovo Thinkpad T60.

A few extra complicating factors:

1) I also have Ubuntu installed on my computer and, when I accidentally booted in Ubuntu, I noticed that the startup sound played even though I had nothing plugged in to the microphone jack, so it does not seem to be a hardware problem (or at least is an inconsistent hardware problem). I have not played around in Ubuntu to see if all the sounds work.

2) I did once manage to unplug something from the microphone jack and have the sound remain working in Windows for a minute or so, but it soon stopped working again and I was unable to make it happen again.

Any thoughts??


A:No sound unless microphone is plugged in

Hi did you ever manage to fix this problem?

I've the same happening with my HP G70 111em laptop running vista. I've a broken pair of headphones plugged into the microphone jack to get the sound going again!


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OK, I have a bit of a problem here. The thing is: the voicechat speech comes out of my speakers, and so does my normal sound.
Now, I want the voicechat sound to come out of my headset, and the normal sound out of my speakers. How will I do this?


A:Microphone sound issue

This depends on what you use. Are you using a VC like ventrillo or TS? or an ingame VC? if ingame what game is it? you often have to change it in your sound/voice chat settings on games. Make sure you have your mic, and headset speakers plugged into the right jack. but from personal experience you have to set up the sound to come through your speakers on the VC program or game.

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I'm having trouble getting my mic to record sound onto my pc.
i've checked all the connections and properties, and all is configured right.
when i open up Sound Recorder i try to record and nothing happens. i can hear myself out of the speaker when i talk.
i've checked the audio properties in Sound Recorder and the recording properties are grayed out and i'm thinking this the problem but i don't know how to get it ungrayed. All help will be greatly appreciated. (I'm running win98)

A:Microphone won't record Sound

You are correct - while it is grey you won't be able to record.

Many times, all you need to do is reinstall your sound card drivers. Do you have them on disk? If not, what brand / model card do you have?

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech


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Hi I bought a AUDIO TECHNICA at2020 not the usb version by mistake. So I ended up buying the mxl mic mate which turns your microphone into a usb audio codec. The problem I have is I can't hear any sound from my recording. When I record the lines indicate that there is speech going through the microphone but no sound when I play back.

I tried the default playback from the computers soundcard to hear sound but no luck.
I have a windows vista computer. This is very frusterating if you have a sloution for me it would be greatly appreciated.

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hi i play lots of cod4 and i like to use my microphone but the other people can't hear me wel so they say to turn up the volume. the problem is the volume is max. so i can't put it louder but still they cant hear me unles i am going to scream in the microphone but im not planning on doing that so can enyone help me pls.
thnx in advance

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Please help me!! I am not a computer literate person but have good common sense. Here?s the story,a few days or a week ago, i had no problems with this problem that i am having now.For some reason no matter what i do,i cannot get my microphone on my head phones to work. The sound seems to be ok out of my headphones but there is something i am missing and i cannot put my finger on it. For example, i have Magic jack and i have always been able to operate it correctly. No the sound through my head phones work fine but they can barely hear me talk. In windows 7 ultimate when you click sound in the control panel it gives you the options to do many things.1- you can change the Icon either to a speaker or a head phone. 2- you can make one device a default device and the second one a default communication device.. I want to be able to have strong sound coming out of my computer speakers when i do not have headphones on.next i want my headphones to hear good sounds when they are plugged in and to have the microphone on my head phones work when i am talking on Skype,Magic Jack, and on a webinar or on a video website. it was all fine a week ago,i either changed a setting without knowing, maybe i am missing a driver but my sound out of my computer speakers and head phones seem to be working. What i think is i did was change something in the settings where you can change the icon in the sound section on the control panel, or i do not understand the difference between making the speaker... Read more


Hi and Welcome to TSF!

What is the make and model number of your computer and the headphones?

Have you installed the correct drivers for the headphones?

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I have been recording my records using my Soundblaster Xtreme music software and whilst I was tinkering around in control panel/sound/recording microphone I somehow switched the microphone option off.

Could anyone tell me how I can get this back please?

A:Microphone Missing In Sound

I have just enabled it again.

Thanks anyhow.

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