Microphone problems but have tried everything

I have a Dell inspiron 1521 and the microphone is simply not working.

I did the control whole Panel material sounds micro we ive checked if his cup or no ive bought a plug-in and switched only the microphone to the profile for mike and that did not work. the microphone, I bought works on my laptop of parents, who unfortunately doesn't have a camera. My main use for it is Skype and I can't just to find the problem or the solution... Please help!


Check with Dell Support, their documentation online and drivers, as well as the Dell forums for
known issues. Maybe you need a new mic and check with Skype or any software you
Use the Support.

Dell support

Dell support drivers - product manual & warranty Info (left side) - and much more

Dell forums


How to activate Audio devices hidden in Vista and Windows 7

Connect one microphone, music player or other audio device to your computer (you want to be sure
the mic input is enabled)


Pilots may also need to be updated:

Control Panel - device - SOUNDS - look for HD Audio Manager - Mine said RealTek high definition
Audio (this is an example and you can have an other name/maker).

Make sure you write down the description and model double click top - tab drivers - write version. Now
Click on update drivers who cannot do anything like MS is far behind the certification of drivers. Then RIGHT
CLICK above and UNINSTALL - REBOOT - this will rebuild the driver stack.

If your driver shows 06 you have the default windows and part of the question.

Go to the system manufacturer's website and get the latest Audio/Sound drivers - download - SAVE - go to the place where you
Put them - right click on Reboot - RUN AS ADMIN -.

Check the Version tab of the driver in the Device Manager as the restoration of the sound card drivers often
and then install the latest version. Restart and check after each test, not
rare to have to run the pilot of 1 to 4 times or more. Just the version make sure you
installed shows upward on the tab of the driver.

Then navigate to the site of the manufacturer of the device and search for the drivers more recent and repeat the installation procedure.

Look at the sites of the manufacturer for drivers - and the manufacturer of the device manually.

How to install a device driver in Vista Device Manager


After the updated driver.

Click with the right button on the speaker near clock - recorders - right click in the box - check see the
Disconnected devices and show disabled devices - check your micro - highlight
then on lower right properties. Make sure that the appropriate injector is selected and check
other parameters - levels tab make sure that MUTE is disabled and APPLY / OK to change

Also in the search for some Audio Manager Panel (perhaps named after the manufacturer of the sound driver). Mine
is the RealTek Audio Manager, yours can be quite different name if you have one.

How to activate Audio devices hidden in Vista

Connect one microphone, music player or other audio device to your computer

Problems with sound and audio or no sound - a Mr Fixit

I hope this helps.

Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Bike - Mark Twain said it right.

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