Built in mic on acer aspire one does not

The microphone on my acer aspire one netbook does not work. I am running windows XP on the netbook and had this problem once before some time back, but can't remember what the person tech told me to uninstall that does the job all of a sudden again. I use also the audio if it helps Realtek HD. I tried several times to update the drivers and reinstall the software from the acer site, it does not work... any suggestions?


Thank you for your message.

I see that you are facing problems with the built-in microphone.

Let's not worry! I'm here to help.

Quick questions:

1. what exactly happens when you use the built-in microphone? You receive an error message?

2. What is the status of the device in Device Manager?

Check out this link to learn more about device manager:

By using Device Manager


Let's try the following and check:

Method 1:

We will adjust the volume of your microphone and check if it is set as default.

(a) right click on the "speaker" icon located on the bottom right corner the screen of the taskbar.

(b) click on sounds, click on the recording tab.

(c) click Microphone, and then click Properties. (Note to make sure that this work appears under Microphone. If the job does not appear, click on Microphoneand then click set as default.)

(d) in the Properties of the Microphone dialog box, click the custom tab.

(e) select or clear the check box Amp Microphone .

(f) click the levels tab.

(g) set the slider for the volume to the desired level, and then click OK.

(h) click on OK to close the sound dialog box.

Method 2:

I would also say that you update the drivers for your Microphone and looking for the issue.

See this link for more information:

How to manage devices in Windows XP


I hope that helps!

If you need help on this problem or any question of Windows in the future let us know.

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