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Microphone Won’t Work

Posted By On June 18, 2005 @ 11:01 AM In Hardware & Peripherals,Multimedia | Comments Disabled

Q:
I plugged in a microphone to my computer but I can’t hear anything. How can I get it to work?

A:
It could be that the microphone is muted or not turned up.

Just double-click the little speaker in the system tray (down by the clock). You may see a slider control for the microphone. If not, then go to Options/Properties and check off “Microphone”. It should now appear. Uncheck the “Mute” box and make sure you have the volume turned up.

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You can do the same thing with “Line in” if you hook up a tape player to your sound card and nothing happens.

From there you can record your voice with either Sound Recorder (see today’s tip) or your favorite sound editing program.

~ David

David Samuel Thomas


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