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No Sound from Speakers when plugging in USB MIC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hinova, Dec 15, 2013.

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  1. hinova

    hinova Thread Starter

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    When I plug in my usb mic, the sound from my speakers or headphones shuts off automatically. This guy had the same problem but I did not understand what DvK01 was trying to say.

    http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1071242-no-audio-when-using-usb.html

    "there shouldn't be any need to to spnd a lot of money on any external sound card
    what happens when you plug a USB microphone in, is the OS thinks that it is a complete USB sound card and turns off the internal sound system
    your only cure is to either use a USB combined microphone & headset or use a Mike plugged in to the small mike socket - (What does this mean?)

    You might find that the sound settings is automatically switching the sound to use the mike as a communications device, not as normal input
    But it isn't uncommon for a cheap USB sound device.microphone to have such poor drivers that are only really intended to be used for communications purposes ( Skype or other VOIP systems) and you haven't got a passthrough set up so mike & sound cannot be used at same time in normal use"
     
  2. hinova

    hinova Thread Starter

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    Are you saying that I will not be able to hear sound from my speakers using this mic? Is an external sound card even an option?

    also, the mic doesn't seem to be recording at all and I don't know why.

    When he said usb combined headset, there is a headset jack on the mic and I can hear through that but I still need to get my stereo system speakers to work so that I can have the music playing in the background while I sing through the mic.
     
  3. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    I received your email but please be patient. It's been less than an hour since you posted. I'm sure someone will be able to help you but the more you keep adding replies to your thread the more it will look like you're already receiving assistance.
     
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