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Jipper

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Need help with a mic.
« on: February 20, 2008, 05:27:03 PM »
Hey!

Long story short, I reformatted my computer sound didn't work(sound card was like 10 years old.) So I bought a new sound card and I got my sound working just now, but my microphone doesn't work. Any ideas?

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Re: Need help with a mic.
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2008, 08:19:25 PM »
Have you verified mic is not muted?  When you installed the new sound card, did the driver/software you installed put a custom icon in your system tray for sound controls?  If so, double click on it to open it and search for a setting to "Boost microphone" or something similar.  I can't say for sure whether you have the feature but, if you do, you'll need to enable it before you get any sound.

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Re: Need help with a mic.
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2008, 09:30:29 PM »
Have you verified mic is not muted?  When you installed the new sound card, did the driver/software you installed put a custom icon in your system tray for sound controls?  If so, double click on it to open it and search for a setting to "Boost microphone" or something similar.  I can't say for sure whether you have the feature but, if you do, you'll need to enable it before you get any sound.
Seems I have all boost microphone settings, etc. I tried some other microphones too, and it's not muted. Any other ideas?

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Re: Need help with a mic.
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2008, 09:56:46 PM »
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Seems I have all boost microphone settings,
So, you have something like this?:

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Re: Need help with a mic.
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2008, 03:09:47 PM »
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Seems I have all boost microphone settings,
So, you have something like this?:

Ohh, I thought you were talking about something different. How do I bring up that window to enable ''Boost?''

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Re: Need help with a mic.
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2008, 03:20:44 PM »
Down in the bottom right corner, do you see the volume control icon (a little speaker icon)?

Double click that & check/see if the microphone has been muted.

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Re: Need help with a mic.
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2008, 03:37:19 PM »
You can also find the settings in Control Panel/Sounds and Multimedia as well.
   
 
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