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Realtek HD cannot disable built-in microphone

Q: Realtek HD cannot disable built-in microphone

Hey guys. I've been searching around for an answer to this problem, but have found nothing. I recently bought a USB mic, and I am having trouble using it. I installed the necessary drivers and when I went into the Recording Devices window the Realtek microphone was still functioning. I couldnt disable it. So I tried to update the drivers for the sound card, then the sound card stopped working entirely. I had to do a system restore to get my sound back. I'm running windows 7 64 bit. Help please!

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A: Realtek HD cannot disable built-in microphone

If you want to disable your on-board sound you'll have to go into your motherboard BIOS and simply disable the device.

Ah you wanna disable just the mic. Hmm I don't think you can do that easily even from the BIOS.
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The sound driver is the SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC, version When I tried to update it through Windows 7's update driver software it says I have the best version for my system, but I still suspect that this could be what is causing the problem. I can't seem to find a better driver though.

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Got the same problem with a Dell Vostro 1500 microphone line-in not working. I can't help I'm afraid; I am just posting here so I get notified of any responses.
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A:Built-in Microphone?

I believe you're talking about the Windows Language Bar.If you right-click on the Task Bar, then select Toolbars, yours is probably checked with a checkmark by it. I believe it's just a quick and easy way to use your microphone, instead of going into the control panel.I unchecked mine, since I don't need to have it displayed. I guess it's good if you do a lot of video conferencing or chatting online.
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A:Built in microphone?

You either have a loose connection somewhere in you newly built system or the Mic input on the sound card is turned way up... there is no built in Mic
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A:Does my PC have a built in microphone?

That info should be in the user manual that came with the computer.
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Hi -

Get the full model number from the label on the bottom of laptop. F700 is a product series number.

Look for updated audio drivers -

Are all Windows Updates installed including Vista SP2?

Regards. . .


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A:Is microphone built in

Did a quick search and the Inspiron seems to be a desktop PC (I get mixed up with Dell laptops and desktops easily) and I don't think an actual microphone will be built in to the compuyer, or Vista (don't really think your son's friend knows what he's talking about when he says "it's built in to Vista") unless he means software, which for that matter you will still need to buy a microphone seperatley.

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A:Built-in Mic problem w realtek HD

If the mic is really that bad, then it would probably be the fault of the manufacturer. Either deal with it and update the newest drivers, or get a headset with a mic.
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I also have an HP laptop and if you go and open HP Media smart Webcam then click on About in the left pane then check Capture with audio.
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A:Built-in Microphone not Working

HI. Whats the make of your Soundcard? Find that out and then go to the manufacturers website and download the latest drivers for your card. Dunno if Dell themselves have the drivers on their website. Might be an idea to check first.
Alternatively, you should have been supplied with a setup CD with the drivers on (hopefully). Install them from that.
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Have you tried to reinstall the mic driver?
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A:Cannot get my built-in microphone to work.

Hello and welcome to SevenForums.

Right Click on your speaker next too the clock and select "Recording Devices"
Right Click on the Realtek Microphone and select "Set as default Device"


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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
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A:Built-in microphone not working

Most likely the device is faulty.

The only way to rule out a software/driver glitch would be a fresh install of the OS. But that's not likely.
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More details:
Driver details:

Screen shot of the microphone state without headphones
Screen shot of the microphone state with headphones
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A:Built in microphone does not work

The first thing I notice is you do not have the driver for the sound chip in the PC. You only have the generic, basic function, Windows installed "High Definition Audio Codec". Although that may or may not fix your problem, the first step is to get the correct sound driver.

Check with ASUS for the correct driver. I can't be sure as they do not list the exact model you list, but the 510L that I looked at listed RealTek for the sound drivers.
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Can you add your hardware specs please? Laptop make and model, soundcard details etc.
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A:Realtek microphone problem

Hi, there's a possibility it's been muted, or that you have a setting in your Realtek audio controls to ignore the jack or port the microphone is connected to if certain other cables are plugged in.

There should be a Realtek HD Audio applet in your control panel...
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A:Realtek microphone problem

The audio driver and control panel software are probably bundled together. Try going to the Acer website to find and download the appropriate sound driver bundle. If you can find it (and you should be able to), be sure to go into Programs and Features to uninstall the old sound driver before installing the new one. Hopefully, the newest driver bundle will have a control panel with more options and clear up the garbled sound.
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A:RealTek HD microphone problems

First, try another mic... Maybe from a friend?
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please do not duplicate posts - I will close this one and continue here
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A:Realtek Microphone Problems

I have a desktop with an ASUS P8Z77 LE Plus, which is probably similar to your motherboard. I have not had any problems with the RealTek. I'm using the R2.75 High Definition driver direct from the RealTek site.

However, just to see if it works with the Windows installed "High Definition Audio Driver" uninstall the RealTek and the drivers in the Device Manager. In the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the RealTek entry to highlight it and then LEFT click "Uninstall" Also check the box to uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts Windows should detect the sound and install the generic High Definition Audio Driver. This is a basic driver and does not have all the extra features of the RealTek but it should be enough to see if the hardware works.

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A:Microphone problem (Realtek)

Hi lebang and welcome,
Check out and see if the MIC is ON.
If the MIC is on,you probabally have the mic connected to the front panel,try to connect to the rear panel and see if the problem is solved.
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omghelpmenow said:

Hi. I went to use gmail to make a phone call today and the people on the other end could not hear me. After making other calls and trying to do a sound recording I realized that there is noise but NOT my voice and its not really noise, just a sound, not high pitched or anything just like you know sound waves. Anyway I googled this for the past 8 hours tried to do EVERYTHING that every site says do, even what it says to do on here. Well nothing is working. you are going to wonder what all I tried, well I tried everything, is my mic broken, what is going on? I need to use my microphone, I am a musician. Its an INTERNAL MIC it came with my computer, PLEASE HELP!!!!!Click to expand...

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I clicked to "Listen to this device" and all I hear is VERY distorted sound, no speech is recognizable.

So from what I understand the mic is perfectly fine, the drivers should be fine but the quality that is outputted is terrible. Is there anyway to output what I hear from the playback on realtek?

Im attaching quick screenshot with some more explanation:

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What version of Windows is installed?
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Woah, not a bad translation! Hope you can understand my response. . .

It sounds like your .wav out is being redirected to your recording line, instead of the microphone. Try this:

Open Volume Control (Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Entertainment -> Volume Control)
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Test your apps

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Just to make sure...have you plugged in the headset into another device to make sure the microphone actually works , a phone might be a good test.

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