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Solved: Microphone suddenly stopped working

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Valiere, Aug 12, 2009.

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  1. Valiere

    Valiere Thread Starter

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    The microphone on my USB headset suddenly stopped recording sound. It won't work in Ventrilo, it won't work in Sound Recorder, and tons of tweaking in Control Panel have done nothing. The headphones still work just fine, but no one can hear me.

    Today I bought a new headset to see if my old one had just died on me (one with the regular headphone/mic jacks, not a USB), and it has the same problem -- I can hear sound just fine, but the microphone won't pick up sound. I'm at my wits' end here, can anybody help?
     
  2. johnebadbak

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    double click the speaker icon in the tray click options click properties click recording click on microphone (ticked)(show recording controls) you can then record..same with play settings but not selected other wise you get feed back
     
  3. Valiere

    Valiere Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your response.........I'm not sure I understand. Are you saying to tick the Microphone box under Recording? It's already ticked. Here's a couple screenshots of what I see under Playback and Recording:

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  4. Valiere

    Valiere Thread Starter

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    Problem solved. Apparently there's a tiny mute button on the mic I never knew about. This doesn't explain why the new mic didn't work either, so I guess my mic ports are just defective. But the USB one works fine.
     
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