Single input headset mic not working

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AgileWhisk

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I have a new headset that has a single black cable, my laptop also has only one black audio port. However when it's plugged in, only the headset works and it uses my internal mic. I have check the recording devices when i plug it in and it detects no new devices.

Would a third party audio manager solve this problem?
 

plodr

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I found 2 possible solutions depending on what the sound chip is.

1. Try going into Control Panel and selecting SmartAudio if you have it. Go to Audio Director and choose Multi-Stream. This enables the 2-in-1 jack socket to be for both microphone and speakers. You may still have to go to Manage Audio Devices in Control Panel to select your defaults i.e. turn off the on-board laptop microphone etc.

(I don't have Smart Audio in my Control Panel).

2. 1)Control Panel
2)Realtek HD Audio Manager
3)To the right click the black circle
4)select Headset
That worked for me you might have to go into the mic tab and click the circle again but i kept doing that and it finally worked.

(I do have Realtek HD Audio Manager but I don't own a headset/mic single cord to test this.)
 
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