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3.5 mm jack microphone suddenly not working?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MattDs17, Oct 16, 2010.

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  1. MattDs17

    MattDs17 Thread Starter

    Oct 16, 2010

    So I've been using my brother's old AHS-602i headset, primarily for Skype. It was working completely fine, no static or anything. Out of nowhere, it stopped recording any audio, and when I raise the microphone level and boost, I get a loud static. Tried with another headset of mine, the Logitech Clearchat Premium, and have the same problem. Note that audio playback works perfectly fine through the front speaker/headphone jack. But the microphone jacks (I tried the rear ports, again speaker jack works but not mic) aren't working now.

    I'm running Windows 7 Home 32-bit on my HP Pavilion a1520n. Something possibly notable is that when I upgraded video cards about a year ago now, it caused my audio to completely not work. After several driver installation attempts, I got it working with a particular Realtek HD Audio Driver (although I can't recall the exact name...). My video card is a PCI-E MSI n220gt, which has an hdmi output (which could possibly cause an issue?). I also remember having this problem with my microphone before, but I don't have the slightest idea what I did in the previous occasions.

    My microphone is set to the default device, but it's not recording. Help? :(


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