Microphone

  tes 12:11 22 May 2010
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When I plug a Mic into the pc at the front or the back it says it is not connected,any ideas anyone?

  Technotiger 13:01 22 May 2010

Possibly a faulty mic - could you try a different mic?

  wiz-king 13:59 22 May 2010

May be the wrong type of microphone, different types have differing impedances and output voltages.

  tes 14:33 22 May 2010

tried 3 mic's and all work on friends pc

  Technotiger 14:53 22 May 2010

Are Mic sockets on PC actually connected on Motherboard? Or again, possibly faulty socket(s).

Has anyone been 'inside' the PC lately, might have disconnected mic sockets or connected to incorrect point(s).

  tes 15:52 22 May 2010

rear sockets are part of the motherboard front ones are connected

  Simsy 16:40 22 May 2010

that some audio setups can be controlled by the audio software...

It might be that this is set up to see just "line" rather than "mic" level input.

If this is the case it might be that under these conditions it will not recognise a microphone.

With apologies if this doesn't help!

Regards,

Simsy

  Technotiger 17:08 22 May 2010

Have a look in Control Panel>Sounds & Audio Devices, check the mic controls.

  tes 07:18 18 Jun 2010

sorry have been on holiday put i still have the prob.(not due to the holiday of course)

  onthelimit 08:50 18 Jun 2010

Probably best to buy a cheap sound card (assuming you have a spare slot for it), or a USB sound card. click here cheap as chips!

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