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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kizzash, Apr 9, 2006.

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  1. kizzash

    kizzash Thread Starter

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    I have been using speakers with my PC which work fine. Now I have wanted to talk to my friends on line so I tried to plug in my headset with attached microphone. I can hear fine on the headset but I can't hear my voice or use my microphone for talking to people.

    When I go on vent for World of Warcraft, they say they can hear my background and stuff, and I probably have a internal mike of some sort. Do I need to turn that off or something? If so how do it do that?

    I have the AC97 realtek audio drive, not sure if that helps, but it seems to be where all the sound options are.
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    By hear "background", do you mean the gaming background sounds? If your mother shouts "Come to dinner!" and they hear it -- your microphone is on.

    You're not really supposed to hear your own voice, but others should.

    The mic jack on the sound panel is typically pink. Assuming that it is fully inserted there is really not much else to check here except the headset itself which will have a mute position for the mic.

    The microphone mute options on the sound control properties don't really have any effect, in my experience, when voice is enabled from within a gaming application.
     
  3. rexgrant

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    Hi Kizzash
    Try this. Start / run / type dxdiag then ok / network / then run test direct play
    All the best
    Goodluck
    Rex
     
  4. kizzash

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    When they say background they mean the gaming music and that is there even when my mike isnt even plugged in. I don't see any buttons on the headset for the mike, but mabey theres something im missing.
     
  5. Rollin' Rog

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    It will be an inline switch on the cable; either two position or 3 position, one of which is mute.
     
  6. daddyhominum

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    Did you run the hardware test under the Voice tab in Control Panel>Sounds and Audio?
     
  7. MvP_Tony

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    Hi there, i came to these boards in search of an answer also, previsouly purchansed 3 headsets now in hope it wa smeerly the headset that was faulty

    i currently have the exact same problem, i have ran both Dxdiag and test hardware in voice tabe / sound etc.

    the tests conclude that the hardeware is working fine.... but no audio is being picked up from the mic itself, and using ventrillo other players can hear music from itunes etc but nothing that i say, this doesnt solve the issue, is there any thing simple that i may have over looked ?

    in dire need of assistance,
     
  8. rexgrant

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    Hi
    only one sujestion left .
    When I used MSN and used a logitech webcam&mike Hi got a conflict with the mike then, and my friends could not here me. I removed all the logitech software exept the drivers and it fixed it.It could be this type of problem you are getting
    All the best
    Rex
     
  9. Rollin' Rog

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    If a USB headset is or has been in use, a change must be made through the Sounds and Audio properties panel which desginates which hardware is to be enabed for voice: the sound card or the USB device.
     
  10. MvP_Tony

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    thanks for the quick replies,

    its painfull to overlook something like the usb web cam / mic much like what u had described,

    hopefully this will resolve the issue, once again thanks for the help
     
  11. Rollin' Rog

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    I'm hoping that's it for you. I know I returned a USB headset because I bought it not knowing that I would have to disable the sound card everytime I wanted to use it, and then re-enable it afterwards.
     
  12. shujinko

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    We used to have people in Vent with this problem pretty often.

    If you go to Start > Run > and type "sndvol32" it will bring up the Windows Mixer. Go to Options > Properties > click "Recording" and hit OK. This will bring up the list of possible recording devices. Notice the CHECK box under each one. That check designates which device is currently selected for recording. You probably have "Wave Out Mix" or something similar selected, which explains why your Ventrillo pals are hearing your outbound audio. Find the box under "Microphone" and check that off instead. You're going to have to experiment with volume levels in here AND in Vent. Your friends can help you with that.

    You may hear yourself, which is definitely not desireable, especially when trying to run a dungeon in WoW! Go back to Options > Properties > select "Playback" and place a checkmark next to Mute under Microphone.

    Let us know how this goes.
     
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