How to use microphone on desk top?

  geek84 10:27 15 Jul 2013

Good Morning Folks

I want to do some home based work on my desktop which requires the use of a microphone. . However, the error message - Please plug in a microphone.

Could someone be kind enough to tell me how I do that?


  Chronos the 2nd 11:51 15 Jul 2013

A bit more explanation/details would be useful!

Do you get this message after you plug in the microphone?

If so are you plugging it in the front or back?

What make/model of microphone?

What operating system?

  iscanut 12:48 15 Jul 2013

Also do you have a sound card installed or on board sound ?

  spuds 11:32 16 Jul 2013

Further to the above, does your computer have three different coloured plugins, if you are not sure what card or if one is installed?.

What type of microphone are you trying to use?.

Have you opened Control Panel (Operating system?) in perhaps Programmes and checked that for additions for installation of sound?.

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