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Good mic gone bad

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by mebits, Mar 28, 2008.

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    mebits Thread Starter

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    Actually, the mic is fine, but I have no idea what's gone wrong. My microphone will not pick up any sound levels whatsoever.

    I can hear sounds from my pc, so I know it's not the speakers just not playing back my voice. I have tried adjusting the levels, (it's not on mute) and still no input from the mic. I'm running XP, had the mic working just fine a few months ago and just tested it (plus another one) on my laptop. Both work fine on the laptop, nada on the PC.

    Sounds and audio device settings are normal, I've checked 20x. Volume Control for the mic is set mid-range.

    My sound card is an Avance AC'97 Audio and my PC says it's functioning correctly.

    I'm about to give up.

    I recorded a quick vid to show my PC audio/mic settings. I would have narrated it, but.... I CAN'T.

    Here's what I've got so far: http://screencast.com/t/R4yFCmfg

    PLEASE-- can anyone help?

    ____________________________________

    Also, in case someone suggests I need to download a new driver:

    I just went to DriversCollection.com to download the driver update. Downloaded and unzipped the file, then followed the instructions on the readme.txt file:

    1. Went to my Control Panel --> Double-click the "System" icon to open the "System Properties" dialog from Control Panel .
    2. Choose "Hardware" tab and click the "Device Manager" button .
    3. Please right-click mouse on "MultiMedia Audio Controller" and choose the "Properties" menu item
    to show the driver details.
    4. Click the "Driver" tab and then click the "Update Driver..." button for update.
    5. Please follow the instructions of the "Upgrade Device Driver Wizard".
    6. Choose "Search for a suitable driver for my device" and click the "Next" button.
    7. Please specify the driver location/source and then click the "Next" button in this case,
    "Specify a location" has been chosen.
    8. If "Specify driver location" is chosen, the Wizard will ask for the path where the driver is located.

    Then the Hardware Update Wizard kicks in starts searching for the location of the driver I just downloaded, and then I get this message:

    Cannot Continue the Hardware Update Wizard

    The Wizard could not find a better match for your hardware than the software you currently have installed.

    Are my options exhausted? Do I need a new sound card?
     
  2. mebits

    mebits Thread Starter

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    Anyone????
     
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    mebits Thread Starter

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    OK, I plugged in my mic to the input connection at the back of the PC, and now it works. It used to work from the input at the front of the PC, 10mm from where I plug in my earbuds, but no longer.

    Problem solved, unless someone knows how to make the connection at the front of my PC work too.
     
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