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windows 8 mic not recognised

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    windows 8

    windows 8 mic not recognised


    Hi, I have just recently had this problem. I have a headset with a microphone attached, plugged into my laptop. The computer only recognises the headphones and not the microphone. The mic was working a couple of days ago, and suddenly stopped. I have looked everywhere and tried re-installing my sound drivers, trouble shoot, etc. When I go to my recording devices it says that the "jack mic" is not plugged in, but in playback devices, it recognises my headphones. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    edit: The headphones have a single plug for both mic and sound, and i have tried another mic which did not work either.
    Last edited by dommurphy0; 24 May 2016 at 01:55.

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  2. #2


    Cross Plains
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10 Pro


    The mic itself may have died. Is this a set where the headphones and mic use the same plug or are they separate plugs? If the latter is true, it may require some more configuration.


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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Sorry, should have mentioned that. It's a single plug for both, and I have tried another microphone which doesn't work either.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Fixed it.
    I just upgraded to windows 10 and it decided to work. Guess I didn't upgrade the drivers properly or something.
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