Recently bought new laptop and wanted to use microphone for speech programme, then noticed- Oops there is no mic socket!
Looked everywhere but no! Then found out apparently this is a new development, the new thing seems to be its just one socket "Combined"..I thought Oh no this will be a F*up...and it was!
I got normal headphones/mic with separate mic and headphone plugs so tried plugging in the mic plug into the "combined" socket and yeah Microphone will not work! Spent ages trying to fix it, using audio manager etc but nothing Ahhhrgg!
Why is it when these idiots design things they invariably F* it up and make things worse?
Bloody designers they seem to have no common sense at all. The old system of separate sockets worked just fine, they should have remembered the old saying- if it aint broke dont fix it!
Now will have to spend the rest of my bloody life trying to get the damn Mic to work ,along with thousands of other fellow sufferers! Why Oh why do these idiots always make things worse...very frustrating
So anyone got any ideas how to solve this, before I bang head against wall?
Thanks for the advice, so looks like I need a splitter would have been nice if they could have included that when buying laptop!
Just hope I can find one where I am currently, in third world country with limited access to decent shopping choices.
There was another suggestion that uninstalling Realtek driver may work? well I am not an expert on computers so not sure I want to try that...wont uninstalling driver make the Realtek sound cease to work at all?
>It's not a driver issue. It's purely hardware
Yeah expect that is correct, but just was not sure after reading comment below
I found a fix to the problem, no adapter necessary. I had the exact same problem. This is really wierd but to make the computer recognize BOTH microphones at the same time, what you do is you need to uninstall the "Realtek High Definition Audio Driver". For some reason in my case it also improved the sound quality when I uninstalled it.
Before my computer only noticed the "2- Realtek High Definition Audio", and when I plugged in my headphones it still only displayed one and just switched over to the mic of the headset. Now that I uninstalled the driver, it notices the two different mic's and you can set as default.