Ways to fix microphone not working in Windows 10 most of which will also be applicable to Windows 7 and 8 this is somewhat of a rare situation mostly. You only observe this problem when trying to make a call on Skype or Facebook or some other call-ups now if that is your situation then you may first want to check that the audio settings for the particular app. You are trying to use are properly set up let’s take Skype for instance if you’re experiencing this problem while trying, to make a call on Skype.
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Then you should first check that you have an active microphone selected to do that go to your Tools menu. Select options here click on audio settings on the right side you should see these different sound settings and here you have your microphone. As you can see if you have multiple microphone devices attached to your PC then you should check that you have the right one selected a simple way to check this is by talking to your microphone. Check in for this volume level indicator if it doesn’t show any green bars then try to select another mic option from the drop-down until you get some indication of sounds. You can also go to the advanced option by clicking this button right here and then ensure you have this little green or white check mark on the selected device, you could move devices up and down and you could also remove them completely if need be.
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Now another way to check that your mic works fine if you are not using Skype or any call up would be to right-click on the volume icon from the taskbar and then select sounds from the options. You should have this settings page pop up here click on recordings then again try speaking to your microphone and check the volume level indicator to see if any sound is detected ,if not then the solution in this tutorial could come in handy for you Kaydee focus is on situations where such problem is coming from the actual microphone not just from an up trying to use the microphone I would have said let’s jump right into it.So before going into any complex settings or configurations, there are a few basic and more or less physical factors that could be responsible for your microphone or detecting sound or not working at all as the case may be I definitely recommend starting off with this quick check. So you don’t make the problem more complex than it already is. Now oftentimes when we use call apps like Skype or Facebook we likely want to use a headphone or earpiece either to hear more clearly or to keep the conversation private in that case if your mic seems not to be working when you first want to check what kind of audio interface your laptop has and what kind of headphones you are using. If you are using a USB headphone like this which has its own microphone then you want to check that this microphone actually works, you can test it out on another PC because by default when your PC detects an attached microphone, it automatically makes it a default. Microphone unless you configure it otherwise if this mic doesn’t work for any reason then you won’t detect any audio on your PC another scenario is when using a 3.5 millimeter headset jack this jack is designed to transmit sounds to your earpiece and to take audio input from your microphone.
Now if you are using a headset with a double ring pin then by default your laptop would expect the mic input from the attached headset, so it will shut off the integrated microphone in your laptop. Now if for any reason the mic on your headset isn’t working properly .then you will also have this mic problem even if your integrated microphone works properly this is also the case when using a USB headset the mic controls get transferred to the headset automatically. And if for some reason it doesn’t work fine then it could lead to this microphone problem as well another scenario is the case with docking stations if you dock your laptop to a docking station. Which has some microphone device attached to it it will also transfer my controls automatically to such a device.
So before going to change any system settings or configurations to check up on each of the scenarios to avoid complicating the problem father without out of the way the next step would be to check that they appear trying to use your microphone with house microphone enabled for it to check that go to your system settings by clicking on the Windows Start and selecting the gear icon on this page click on privacy then click on the microphone. Here you see a list of all the apps that can access your microphone first ensure it says here that microphone access for this device is on if it says otherwise then click on this change button and turn it on. Here you also need to ensure that this allows apps to access your microphone is turned on if not you can turn it on as well .And then you can check for the particular app you are trying to use and ensure it has the microphone enabled for it from here. You can also disable microphone for apps you think might have some spine mic features and leave only trusted apps and apps. You actually need microphone zone if this problem persists then the next approach would be to update your system bios, as you may know, is shot for basic input/output system this is a little piece of software on the microprocessor that decides how your PC boots up. And also manages data flow between the computer’s operating system and the attached devices including the microphone sometimes outdated BIOS can cause some issues with the microphone and other sound devices.So is advisable to visit your manufacturer support page search for the latest bios for your pc download and install accordingly next would be to run the sound troubleshooting tool to try to automatically detect this problem. And either has it fixed automatically or suggest possible steps you can take to fix this problem to do that simply right click on the sound icon from the taskbar and select troubleshoot sound problems from the options. Then wait for the troubleshooter to run yes elect your input device and hit next they need to try to resolve the problem with your device if that is successful you should have some positive message here saying your device is fixed if not it will say something like the troubleshooting was unable to automatically fix all the issues found it could also give some hint on what next you could do to fix this problem yes you can see suggesting that I turn off sound effects and enhancements. So I’ll click on the yes open audio enhancements and here as you can see all my enhancements are already disabled if you have yours enable you can simply select disable all enhancements here then apply and hit OK.
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If that still doesn’t work for, you the next suggestion would be to try updating reinstalling or rolling back your microphone drivers for that. You will need to go to your device manager by simply right clicking on the Windows Start and selecting device manager from the list on the device manager page expand the audio inputs and outputs. Here you will find any microphone devices attached to your PC here I have my USB microphone and the integrated microphone.So first I will update the drivers by right-clicking and selecting update driver from the options. Here select search automatically for updated driver software and wait for the process to complete if that doesn’t fix the problem. Then you can go to the device properties and then try rolling back the driver or uninstalling the device in each case after restarting your computer. You should have the driver install automatically again also you can try updating and reinstalling the drivers on the sound video and game controllers especially. If you have any yellow triangles next to any of these devices the last suggestion for this tutorial. would be to manually download and install the required drivers for your microphone or the sound device you have attached to your PC for that you need to visit your manufacturer support page and search for the corresponding drivers for your device. In my case it would be this real take high-definition audio driver here I will simply download and install accordingly hope one of this was able to help you.