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External microphone trouble (Aspire R3-471T)

Q: External microphone trouble (Aspire R3-471T)

So recently I need to get a Sony Tie Clip Microphone to work on my Acer Aspire R3-471T laptop, however, as there is only one audio jack, I do not know how to connect the microphone so the laptop identifies it as a microphone. I do recall very slightly a notification asking me which device Apple headphones where and maybe seeing a microphone option. I cannot seem to find anyway to get the laptop to recognize the mic as a microphone and I would prefer not a purchase an audio apparatis if it can be avoided. Is there anyway to do this? or am I just spending time pulling out hair on a fruitless task?

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A: External microphone trouble (Aspire R3-471T)

Hello, You need a cable to separate the headphone/microphone plugs. E.g this kind of product.You'll have the microphone input with this one.
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A:Best stylus or pen for aspire R14(r3-471t)?

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Hello, Stupid question:Have you press [Fn]+[F5] again when it is connected to the external monitor?
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A:mic is not working on Aspire R14 R5-471T

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A:Is the battery in an Aspire R14 (R5-471T) user rep...

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A:Headset microphone is not working on Aspire E14. ...

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A:Acer Aspire Microphone Problem

Welcome to SF!

We definitely need your system specs to move on. See the links in my signature. Especially important are your computer model and sound card.

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the vista drivers should work, but
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I am having the same problem as well.
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A:Microphone Trouble

Ok....make sure its plugged into the right ports..that can sometimes be a problem.

Then make sure under setting for the mic or w/e program your using with the mic has the microphone enabled.
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A:Microphone Trouble, please help

Start/Settings/Conrol Panel/Sound & Audio Devices/

Click on the Voice Tab

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A:Microphone trouble!

Go to Start > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Audio

By "Sound Recording" click on "Volume".

Put a check/tick in the audio input you're using (Microphone or Line In, most likely)

Try it. If it doesn't work, try checking/ticking a different box.

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A:Microphone Trouble

You need to set your microphone as your recording device. Double-click the speaker in your system tray (next to the clock), then go to Options>Properties. Click Recording and make sure there is a tick next to microphone in the list, then click OK.

You should now be able to select the recording device. Click microphone and put the volume to the maximum, you may also need to enable microphone boost.

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A:Microphone Trouble

Originally Posted by molly

I have a new computer running Vista Premium 64 -- I have a creative Audigy sound card. I attempted for 4 hours to get sound out of my microphone. I have tried numerous suggestions that were posted on the net. I downloaded new drivers --Any Suggestions?--

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A:microphone trouble

is it a front mic jack/line in jack or is it one in the back from an audio card or a built-in to the motherboard one?
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A:Triton Ax Pro 5.1 microphone trouble

What recording devices do you have listed?
Use the DirectX Diagnostoc Tool to show us.

Windows Key + R > DxDiag > OK > Save All Information...
This will create a text file called DxDiag.txt.
Open this DxDiag.txt file with Notepad and then copy and paste the portion
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What is the specific model number of the Logitech? Can make a difference.
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A:[SOLVED] Microphone Trouble

Hi Glick and welcome to TSF !

What's the brand and model of the headset/microphone combo ? Is it an USB device or does it use regular audio ports ?

If it uses the regular ports then test the computer's line-in audio port : plug a walkman to the line-in port with a male-male audio cord, go to start => all programs => accessories => entertainment => sound recorder, play some song on the walkman and press the record button in the sound recorder. The green line should oscillate and you should be able to replay the recorded music.

If it's an USB device then make sure you have installed all the latest critical updates from Windows update. Did you get any drivers CD with the headset ?
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A:External USB Microphone

When you plug a USB headset/mic into a computer it forms its own subsystem audio. So for instance if you were using Realtek audio before, the USB's brandname audio would take over and you get a mic in setting for the USB microphone seperate from the other audio subsystem.

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Hello and welcome,
The usual setup is something like the below.  This is an example, not a specific recommendation.  Please verify.
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Greetings !

A:microphone on laptop in WinXP doesn't work (Acer Aspire 5102)

johnyjj2 said:


I've got laptop Acer Aspire 5102 and microphone built-in the laptop. I run (I'm not sure how it should be in English Windows version because I've got other language) Accessories -> Entertainment -> Sound register. I press red circle and touch microphone by my finger. I definitely hear the sound of this touching repeated in speakers of my laptop, however it is not recorded. I stop recording, move to the beginning, play start and I cannot hear anything.

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Thanks for help in advance !
Greetings !Click to expand...
You're doing all the right things but instead of just tapping the mic, I suggest you try sitting beside a radio or othe rmusical output and then repeat the experiment. If you still don't hear anything afterwards, post back as to whether or not the system invites you to save the file when you close the utility. I just tried this on my old Toshiba with built-in mic and it worked for me.
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Unfort, sounds like the mic is actually knackered.
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Hi and welcome to the forum!Check the following knowledge base and thread:- it helps. 

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A:External microphone not detected, tried everything

Are you sure the Tip/Ring/Ring/Sleeve is what is used on your PC? Many with one jack are standard Tip/Ring/Sleeve and are a combo jack - can be used for either mic or headset but not both.

I just researched two other ASUS laptops and that is the way they are - jack that can be used for either but not both.
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A:Acer AOA150 microphone trouble (ASAP)

Quote: Originally Posted by Erkronos

My friend upgraded her laptop from XP to Windows 7. Everything works fine even the sound and microphone although it doesn't work in MSN messenger somehow. I can record sound and listen to it but it is futile in MSN messenger. What is the trouble with it? She needs to fix this problem as soon as possible.

I would re-install messenger for a start.
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A:Having Trouble with Headset Microphone and Computer Audio

I am having the exact same issue, and have the same sound card. I haven't tried this yet because of a second issue I am having but read this link (okay it's my first post and I can't post links, so you will have to adjust this):

So it appears to be a mixing issue? Shouldn't that be changable somewhere aside from the program your using?

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I have a recording studio (I use Sonar X3).

Do you have Windows 8.1 specific drivers? When 8.1 came out many recording audio devices, including my Roland Octa-Capture required Windows 8.1 specific drivers to properly work.

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A:Computer can't detect external microphone

I've done some digging with your particular model, and it would appear that a multitude of people are in the same boat as you. The only solution I found was to update your audio drivers, or to uncheck a setting particular setting (located here). If that doesn't work, it's likely that you have a faulty audio jack.

However, in my experience, some audio jacks are finicky when it comes to certain headphones. Because you mentioned that you have headphones with a built-in microphone, it's likely that you have a three-ringed 3.5mm male connector. Some audio jacks don't like that because they expect a two-ringed 3.5mm male connector. Before you rule out a bad jack, see if you can find a pair of headphones that have a two-ringed 3.5mm connector and try that. If you're unsure what I mean, take a look at these pictures for reference (the top is two-ringed, bottom is three):
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A:i don't see a jack for an external microphone - hp notebook ...

Hi, You do not have this option as mentioned in its manual (page #17 for the jack on the left hand side - ie headphones jack): Produces sound when connected to optional powered stereo speakers, headphones, earbuds, a headset, or television audio. Also connects an optional headset microphone.NOTE: This jack does not support optional microphoneonly devices. You can find more info from the following manual: Regards.
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A:lenovo y50-70 External Microphone is not detected,...

hi viknik1990,
Welcome to the Forums.
Just to verify, were you able to make the headphone work directly to the audio-combo jack port or by using the audio splitter?
In addition, if you'll be using an external monophonic microphone only, have you tried using an extra 3.5mm Stereo male to 3.5mm Mono female adapter connected to the AudioSplitter and plug that inside the audio-combo jack? A user commented this tip on the article below as he was using the same setup.
3.5mm Stereo male to 3.5mm Mono female adapter
Microphone/Headset Jack - splitter needed for combo
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a simple microphone solution that worked for my HP laptop running Windows 10 [after tearing my hair out for hours and trying all the fixes i found on the internet, to no avail; after I did this, VOILA! a working external mic]

Click the [Start Button]
Click on/select [All apps]
Scroll down and click on [Settings]
In upper right search box [i.e., Find a setting], type in "microphone"
Click on/select [Microphone privacy settings]
Turn on [Let apps use my microphone]

Happy holidays ...
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A:External Microphone Volume goes low automatically

Not sure if it's the same on a laptop.

Right click on the Microsoft Speaker icon in the taskbar. (it's actually easier than using the Realtek control panel.)

Select "Playback Devices" then select the "Communications" tab.

Select "Do Nothing" then click the Apply button.

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