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Can't get headset to work

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Can't get headset to work


    So today I got a new acer laptop with windows 8. The laptop only has one audio/microphone input in it. When I first plugged the headset microphone jack into the singular input, it asked what device it was. I selected headset and moved on. Later, I could not find my headset mic in my audio devices/microphones. I could only see the computer default internal microphone. Any ideas on what the problem might be?

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  2. #2


    I'm a little confused. If you plugged in the "headset mic" plug into the jack you should have selected mic and not headset. However, if you wanted to use the headset to "hear" the PC sounds then you should have selected the "headset".

    Please fill in the "My System Specs" (including the actual ACER model number). It helps use to try and assist you.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You may need one of these; (make sure the male end is 4 zone!)
    Attachment 35859
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