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Solved: computer not recognizing microphone

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by rboyce, Apr 14, 2013.

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  1. rboyce

    rboyce Thread Starter

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    When i plug my microphone in the appropriate jack of my computer, it is not recognized and consequently
    I cannot record any sound. Any help would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks
    Ron Boyce
     
  2. djjohhnyjetson

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    Ok, which mic socket, front or back ?
     
  3. rboyce

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    mic is plugged into a sound blaster external sound card which is inserted into -the back of my computer via
    as usb port. I can hear sound ok but can't record anything.-
     
  4. djjohhnyjetson

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    Ok.. sounds to me like sound settings on your PC are not quite right.

    Which version of windows are you using?
     
  5. rboyce

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    I am using windows 7. Not sure how to change settings.
     
  6. djjohhnyjetson

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    It's simple enough on Windows 7. right click the sound icon in the bottom right of the screen. click recording properties and make sure that the usb sound card is the default device. You might have to click where it might say something like creative sound blaster mic
     
  7. rboyce

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    Yes, i checked and I can see my sound blaster mic, which is checked. That tells me that my mic is
    being recognized by my computer.
     
  8. djjohhnyjetson

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    Ok do you have any soundblaster software installed on the PC?
     
  9. rboyce

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    Good question. No i don't see it listed in Control panel. I do have my cd. Let me reinstall it and get back to you. OK
     
  10. rboyce

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    Yes , the soundblaster software is now installed but still no change.
     
  11. djjohhnyjetson

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    OK.. definitely sounds like a problem with the sound card, why are you using an external sound card anyways?
     
  12. rboyce

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    thought i'd let you know that i solved my problem. A friend of mine dropped by and fixed it. According to him a lot of my system services had been disabled and that was what was causing my problem. I'm really don't know what he was talking about but at least I have my recording back again. Thanks to all you folks for you many posts.

    Ron
     
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