Microphone not working [Solved/Closed]

- - Latest reply:  stevejohnson007 - Nov 17, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Hello,


Suddenly my microphone stopped working.The msg it gives me is "bad sound device id" do I need to install a new sound driver to make it work????
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Hi,

The same problem I had faced. Pls see this link and follow instructions carefully.

http://www.skype.com/help/guides/soundsetup_win2k.html

Hope this may help you.

Cheers,
pranoy sinha

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Thanks pranoy sinha it really helped me.
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You are a jeanius. no really im a lazy tech who did not want to re-install drivers after I myself fd them up installing a blue tooth headset. Jeanius!
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yes my mic isnt there how do I get it installed again if I dont hav the cd
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About Will - - Try double clicking that shiny speaker icon if it is present (also accessible from control pannel's sound devices) then click options, settings and checkmark all radio-boxes in both recording and and output... Then you'd make sure that recording is checked instead of streaming output (or so named?) before you press ok, check microphone in the recording pannel and adjust the volume....


Eeeh.... As long as the soundcard Is installed properly lol....

Otherwise, to both will and Nick, at least the brandname of respective soundcards models would quite be of use in order to go further.

Brand can be seen or by opening up the fat beast, unplug the card (if it isnt integrated onboard) and note all that is written on it..... (that was the "hard" way) Or by typing in start - execute - typing in " DEVMGMT.MSC " then there are possibly unrecognized peripherals, mayby your soundcard is one of those... Or there are sound peripherals, and the soundcard should be there, and its make model... :)

Phewh -- -- lol

Whish ya the best :P

Cya
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actually my computer is working perfectly, I just have problem on microphone bcz it is not workking properly and there is no problem in speakers. so please let me know how to solve it.thanx
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hmm what ill advice you to do , is to re plug ur sound card properly !
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make sure that no other programs including internet are in mute mode, like pandora, yahoo etc. this seems to mute that mic. it has fine fidelity otherwise in skype
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DEVMGMT.MSC thats the fix and then update drivers , all working now .Thanks a bunch