I always though these things were just plug them in and they work instantly though it seems not. And my computer isn't detecting it automaticly or if add new hardware or anything. So any idea how to do it? What would it be under in add hardware?
How are you testing the mic to see whether or not it is working? Try going to Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices, advanced. This opens the Volume Control. Unmute the mic and speak through it. You should hear yourself through your speakers. (If mic is not listed then click the options menu and choose properties and check the box for microphone).
Mics are analouge devices therefore Windows does not detect whether or not they are present. They do just 'plug in and work'.
If you have a seperate sound card, make sure you're plugging it into that and not the motherboard's onboard sound.
With boost turned on I am getting some basic sound coming out of the speakers though not all of it, and it isn't recording. Also I didn't need boost with my old mic.
Is there any sort of way to uninstall all traces of a mic and start from scratch? I did a lot of messing on trying to get my old one working before I accepted it was broke (tested it with another computer to prove it)
Reinstalling did it, I can get sound amped through my speakers. However I can't record, sound recorder says another programme is using the mic and needs closing before I can use that. Audacity won't let the record volume go above 0.
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