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I can't use my external microphone.

  notatechnerd2008 21:38 17 Feb 2020

Hi. I am having problems with my internal microphone. It is is selected but the thing is it won't detect noise. Since it stopped working, I got a new external microphone and plugged it into my mac's headphone port and I changed it so the port is used for sound input and then I connect my mic. It works. I can talk through it but I cant hear anything back even though I selected the port for sound input. When I plug the external mic in the purpose of the port changes to something along the lines of ''use port for headphones with microphones.'' What can I do about this?

Thanks,

  wee eddie 16:20 18 Feb 2020

Which model Mac are you plugging your Mic into?

  notatechnerd2008 18:37 18 Feb 2020

Mid 2010 MacBook

  wee eddie 19:21 18 Feb 2020

I'm no Mac Guru but I'd put my money on the possibility that you're using the wrong plug for the job and connections are not being made

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