Re: Microphone not working?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Marshall Tucker, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. "Kenny" <> wrote in message
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    > New Toshiba A300-1E7 laptop, Vista Business, Realtek audio.
    > Connected to large screen TV and hi-fi to use for karaoke.
    > Problem is that an external mic won't work, have tried 3 different ones.
    > Realtek drivers pre-installed only showed the internal mic, no other
    > present.
    > Downloaded and installed newer audio drivers from Toshiba, now it shows
    > both
    > internal and external (front 3.5mm jack) but it still won't work.
    > Have checked that correct mic is selected/enabled and that it's not muted
    > or turned down.
    > Have used similar setup for karaoke going way back to Win 98, much lower
    > specs and no problems at all.
    > Don't have an audio mixer panel like XP and have to dig deep for mic
    > settings, also cannot change voice effects.
    > Was bought from E-buyer, I have requested an RMA but have to phone them
    > first.
    > I also had big problems at the start with wi-fi, no drivers were installed
    > and it took quite a while to find the right ones.
    > Don't know if this is Vista, audio drivers or just a crappy soundcard and
    > am
    > also wondering what other problems will arise when I start using things
    > wike
    > Firewire, Bluetooth, HDMI etc.
    > This is not a cheap laptop, could have got one for less than half the
    > price
    > which would have worked with karaoke.
    > Replies appreciated.
    >
    > --
    > Kenny Cargill
    >
    >


    I once bought a nice new laptop that had a defective input jack right out of
    the box. Maybe you did too...
     
    Marshall Tucker, Apr 14, 2009
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