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Built-In Microphone Not Working after Upgrade

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 / Ubuntu 13.04

    Built-In Microphone Not Working after Upgrade


    Good evening everyone,

    I recently upgraded my HP Touchsmart IQ500 from Vista Home Premium to Windows 8 Pro. Aside from the lack of a media center or otherwise out-of-the-box-inability for DVD playback I've been enjoying the change. I solved the DVD problem with VLC, but I cannot figure out how to get my microphone to work now. It was fine before the upgrade, and now there's just silence when trying to Skype or record otherwise.

    I've read a few articles that suggest updating the drivers in the Device Manager which I have tried, only to get a message that reads:
    Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date.
    Any help with this would be great. We've got family across the country and friends overseas that we keep up with via Skype and this is becoming quite the headache. Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Windows lies sometimes...

    that being said, right click your speaker icon in the system tray

    choose recording devices

    Does it show a microphone with a green check mark under it?

    Or does it say no audio devices are installed?

    If it says no audio devices are installed then right click anywhere in that box and select show disabled devices

    If the microphone shows up now but says disabled under it, then right click the microphone and select enable.

    If this doesnt work then we'll look at your drivers.

    Brooklyn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 / Ubuntu 13.04


    It is enabled.
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  4. #4


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    what does it say under microphone, it should say the manufacturer name like NVDIA or CONEXANT, etc...

    click the microphone from the recording device properties and click levels, make sure they are not muted.
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