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Old 06-30-2009, 05:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Description of Problem: I own a headset with a boom mic attatched. It worked fine for a month or two, then one day the mic just stopped working. I fiddled with the hardware settings (enabling/disabling the microphone etc), to no avail. On the "Recording Devices" window, it shows "Microphone" as "Plugged in and working." but any peice of software that measures sound coming from my microphone cant get even a whisper. I've tried un-plugging and re-inserting the cord (which splits into two, one for audio and one for the mic), to no avail.

I can answer any questions you guys have, and if anyone knows what to do it would be greatly appreciated.



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Old 06-30-2009, 05:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried another mic to check if the one you have has just gone bad?

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Have you checked the levels?. Might have accidently muted it.

Try the microphone setup wizard?
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Originally Posted by Hefemeister View Post
Have you tried another mic to check if the one you have has just gone bad?

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