Off-Topic Laptop built in microphone not working.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by AccordCU2, Sunday 27th Oct, 2013.

  1. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Hi all
    I have annoying problem on my laptop and hoping some of you knowledgeable people might have the answer.
    Basically what's happening people on Skype can't hear me talking at all . Everything was fine until yesterday afternoon when damn thing decided to stop working.
    I checked all the settings and did all the tests on both, Skype and computer settings and everything seem to be ok but still nobody can't hear me.
    Worth mentioning this has happened before and I sent my laptop back to Sony to be looked at.They rang me back and said everything was fine and couldn't find nothing wrong . strangely enough when laptop came back from Sony microphone worked perfectly now is not again.
    don't know what they did but it worked.
    My question is what could be the problem here?
    Anyone know any foolproof way how do I fix this?
    By the way I am not really good with this computer stuff so please take it easy.
    Oh and microphone is not muted and all settings seem to be how they supposed to be.
     
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  2. Chunkylover53 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Have you installed any programs since the issue occurred?

    Did you update any drivers?

    Can you hear yourself on the skype test call?

    What is the last date a system restore was created?
     
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  3. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Thanks for reply
    did not update or install anything as far as I know.
    can't hear myself when I tested microphone.
    done the restore and date set its 24th this month.
    mind you my kids do mess on the laptop so maybe they installed/updated something.
     
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  4. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Funny thing is this happened last time and whatever Sony did it sorted the problem that's the reason I think mic is ok and issues lies elsewhere.
     
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  5. Chunkylover53 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    What os are you using?
     
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  6. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Windows 7 ...
     
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  7. Chunkylover53 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Open Device Manager in Windows 7 from the Computer Management utility, from the Control Panel. Find the mic module from the drop down lists and look if an error is indicated?
     
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  8. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Zoran, if you need help, contact me on WhatsApp messenger I can login remotely using TeamViewer if you and check it out for you.
     
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  9. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I did try troubleshooting audio recording devices etc it came back all ok.(Troubleshooting couldn`t identify any problems)
    Think i tried pretty much all the suggestion i googled and so far nothing works.
    Might restore laptop to factory settings and hope that does it.
    Thanks

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    Thanks Speedy.Might give you a buzz later.Got outlaws and sisters in law over at the moment.
     
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  10. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Have a look in the options tab on the skype software

    just see the microphone is selected and you can run tests , click on show advanced options to see if there isn't a secondary mic plugged into the jack and select the correct one.
    skype1.

    show advanced options
    skype2.
     
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  11. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Cheers Ceej.
    Done that already.Will have another look at it on Friday when I get back home.
    I am in London now.Working on Harrods store from Wednesday. Anyone want something expensive and way overpriced make a list LOL.
     
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  12. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Harrods eh .. you must have a posh uniform too.
     
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  14. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Shouldn't be a problem . Where one would like hamper delivered.

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    Ha ha not been yet but I would imagine they won't let me in when they see dirty roofer in yellow vest and dirty boots.
    can't wait to see their faces when I get there on Wednesday or Thursday.
     
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  15. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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  16. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    So how was Harrods then do they have posh roof titles too!
     
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  17. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Ha he don't know, starting tomorrow. Today just sat on my backside doing nothing in Chelmsford.
    Will report tomorrow if they let us in lol.
     
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  18. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    ahh yes the winds that have ravaged London.. you better get that safety harness on fella as I can see the headlines already " Superman last seen flying low over Harrods Knightsbridge"