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Microphone not being recognized, followed every step

  1. #11


    I went through the entire ASUS manual and the only thing I found is the jack is a combination mic and headphone jack. If a mic is connected it should detect a microphone. If a headphone is connected it should detect the headphone

    It doesn't say what type of plug, but I assume a standard 3.5mm stereo plug (tip, ring, sleeve). An iPhone or PS/4 game plug which is tip, ring, ring, sleeve would not work.

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  2. #12


    It is tip/ring/ring/sleeve but is marketed as PC compatible... would an adapter do any good?
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  3. #13


    Yes, you can get an adapter that will break out the mic and headphone portions to separate jacks.

    Here is an example:
    iPhone Head Set Cord - Dual 3.5mm Stereo Plug to 3.5mm TRRS Jack - 6 IN | ShowMeCables.com
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    Yes, you can get an adapter that will break out the mic and headphone portions to separate jacks.

    Here is an example:
    iPhone Head Set Cord - Dual 3.5mm Stereo Plug to 3.5mm TRRS Jack - 6 IN | ShowMeCables.com
    This can't be it... my jacks meet all the specifications of those ones
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  5. #15


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    I have the same problem. The microphone I have works on other computers but not mine. the one thing I've noticed different is the selection options when plugging in the mic - headset, headphone, speaker but no microphone is an option. I've tried everything and can't get computer to recognize this microphone. I'm using windows 8, acer aspire e1-510-4413

    I've also tried using USB input adapter and computer recognizes the microphone with that but doesn't work, no sound is picked up. I keep spending money trying to get this to work with no luck.
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  6. #16


    I've been on the ACER site but can't find any specs on what type of jack you have.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    I tried StartTech's Virtual 7.1 USB external sound card, computer recognizes it but not the microphone. Why would my selections be limited to headset, headphone and speaker while not offering selection of a microphone yet it's suppose to support microphones. no external microphone seems to work on this computer. If it's designed for a microphone there must be a fix I just can't find it
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  8. #18


    Please post a screen shot of the Sound Panel, Recording section.

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  9. #19


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    I just installed the lastest driver on Acer website and not it won't even recognize speakers so there is no image I can give you
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  10. #20


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    just did a system restore and took a picture of the selection I get when plugging in my mic

    Click image for larger versionit is suppose to be able to handle a mic as well speaker so why don't I have a mic selection? this is the difference between other computers that this mic works with.

    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    Please post a screen shot of the Sound Panel, Recording section.

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