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PS2 Headset not working

Question: PS2 Headset not working

Okay. There is a Dell computer that is connected to the linksys router, broadband cable and the logitech headset, all of this means that the cable comes into the home to the router it splits to the computer and the ps2. Here's the problem. The headset does not work on any of the ps2 games. The headset is brand new. Walk me through step by step on how to make the silly thing work. I know nothing of computers or routers, and all this other stuff. So if you have ideas or help please please please make it step by step basic stuff. Thanks.

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I have tried 2 different headsets using front ports of my computer. The headsets are detected by the computer and I can hear fine out of them, but no voice is detected. I have tried numerous tests and other small things, but nothing seems to work. The headsets are supposed to be working properly according to the system.

What do I do?
 

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Sound does not go through headset. A headset is not working. 

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I have 2 headsets both from different companies, one from Andrea the other from Altec Lansing. I have them plugged into the front ports of my tower. My computer detects them both and says that they are working. However, I can hear out of them, but I cannot say anything. It does not hear me at all. I've tried various testing procedures and it doesn't detect anything.

What do I do?
 

Answer:Headset detected, not working (2nd headset)

Hi Cdn, The Vista default setting under audio and microphone is rear line in. Right Click the speaker
icon in your task bar or system tray. Click on the Recording tab at the top. Make sure that Front Mic.
is enabled and has a green check mark next to it. Click Apply and Okay. Try it now.
 

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Pls help me, when I put on the headset on the socket, the headset is not working fine. I already tried t in three different headphones. what seems to be the problem with these? at first, it is working fine but after some time, 2 weeks i think, the headphone is not working anymore. everytime I put it on the socket, windows can detect it because it says "A jack is plugged" on its tray.

please help me, do i need to update the driver? but the drivers are all installed and not corrupted or damaged.

my audio manager is Realtek HD Audio Manager with ALC 883 something on its version.
 

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Hey
Today i just bought some ear phones, with a connected mouth piece. Problem is that my two front ports are dodgy for the microphone and headphones. So if i put the jacks from my headset into the back, i have to take out my speaker input.. Is there any way i can have the speakers in, and the headset and revert back to each without going at the back and changing them? Any help appreciated
Thanks
 

Answer:Headset not working, front ports not working

First, its possible inside your computer case, there is just a loose cable that is causing the problem with the front jacks on your computer. Check inside, right behind where the earphone jack is for a cord running to somewhere on your motherboard or Sound card.

If that dosn't work,
Do you have a CD/DVD player with a earphone jack and have you tried that?
Assuming its the port that is bad itself and not just loose, you could check in at radio shack, bestbuy, or newegg.com for a cord that splits the output. If you get lucky you might find one with a chanel select that will allow you to swap which recieves the output.
The other option, from radio shack I got a Bluetooth USB adapter for $20 and a good pair of BT earphones, again purchased online for cheap (I recommend samsung BT500 earphones).

Another alternative, my speakers have a earphone jack in them as well (the computer speakers, as well as the reciever I currently have my sound card plugged into).

If you have a quality home theater set up, for $80 on new egg you can pick up a good soundcard with optical, Coax, and AV out which you plug into your home entertainment center that again will allow you to use headphones.
Good Luck
 

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So my nephew is trying to play this game and wants to play using the headset so he can be able to talk while he is playing. Problom is we can hear sound from headset but mike isnt working. The computer im using is Emachines ET1331G Windows 7. If i can get a totorial on how to get this stuff working i would really appriciate it.

Answer:How to get my headset working, mike isnt working

Yes, you need to enter the default recording device (microphone) in Control Panels sound applet. It's that easy!

If you have any other questions, dont hesitate to ask!

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Basically yesterday I replugged my headset in and all of a sudden no sound started coming through but the mic still worked, people could hear me. So I decided to see if the actual headset was broken in Hardware and Sound in the control panel but the sound bars of the headset rise accordingly to my music. It's as if my headset if working but its disabled. I'm not too sure what to do at this point.

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Basically yesterday I replugged my headset in and all of a sudden no sound started coming through but the mic still worked, people could hear me. So I decided to see if the actual headset was broken in Hardware and Sound in the control panel but the sound bars of the headset rise accordingly to my music. It's as if my headset if working but its disabled. I'm not too sure what to do at this point.

Answer:Headset mic working but its speakers working.

Sounds like something has happened to the headset, based on what you report.
What type of headset is this? USB? or does it have a 3.5mm stereo plug(s)?

Can you try it on a different PC to see if it works OK or not?

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I recently reinstalled windows 10 and my headset mic stopped working. Was working fine before the reinstall. Even after updating the Realtek drivers. It is detecting that its plugged in just fine. The headset is not usb.

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Hey i recently found back this old headset while i was cleaning up my house a bit, well it isnt really old just 2 months old. So anyway i hooked it up and tried talking to my buddy on skype but it turns out he could not hear me while i can hear him, i double check making sure everything was working and the headset works fine i can hear sounds from it for example: watching youtube videos i just cant get it to work with skype so should i just throw it away or what?

Answer:Headset is not working?

Check your skype settings for default device...make sure your headset is plugged in when you check.

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I bought a Natec Genesis HX55 USB headset. The first time I plugged it in I heard audio which was quite loud and clear. A few minutes later it got quieter and more static'y. Now there is absolutely no sound. I have contacted their customer support to no avail. It shows up in my list of playback devices and when I play a video or some music the little green bars move to show there's sound but absolutely nothing is coming through the headphones. Pulling my hair out over this as I can't find any help or solutions and I need it for work. Some assistance would be greatly appreciated.
I'm running Windows 8.1 x64(Unfortunately).
 

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Hey every1.

I got a problem. I have a Dell XPS 420 (born with Vista 32-bit).
I installed Windows 7 64-bit on the computer and every thing works perfect. BUT it cant find any recording device. (Sound works fine)
I have tried to find all kind of drivers on the web and so on without any luck. I just wont work.
Can any1 help me? =) or is it simply because there isnt any driver for Windows 7 audio for my computer?

(im not that into drivers and so on)
 

Answer:My headset isn't working

cocobjorn said:





Hey every1.

I got a problem. I have a Dell XPS 420 (born with Vista 32-bit).
I installed Windows 7 64-bit on the computer and every thing works perfect. BUT it cant find any recording device. (Sound works fine)
I have tried to find all kind of drivers on the web and so on without any luck. I just wont work.
Can any1 help me? =) or is it simply because there isnt any driver for Windows 7 audio for my computer?

(im not that into drivers and so on)Click to expand...

Have you tried going to the manufacturers website for the drivers? Thats your best shot.
 

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I am having issues with my usb headphones. I normally used them all the time but I didn't over the weekend. Now they are not working.

HP Digital Stereo Headset, model VT501AA, plug and play. I have had them for quite some time and have never had issues. Some of the audio plays fine. The best explanation is that while playing music, the background comes through fine, maybe even a bit loud, but the vocals are almost entirely muffled in comparison. Questions I saw while looking into the issue say to move it around, but of course that doesn't work with USB like a traditional headset.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver several times. I tried it in other usb ports and tried my usb mouse in that usb port.

Another detail, the headset no longer makes the "beep boop" when plugging in or removing like it did.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3893 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1722 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461593 MB, Free - 151974 MB; D: Total - 15041 MB, Free - 1669 MB; G: Total - 99 MB, Free - 84 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1693
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:USB Headset Not Working

Hi DKong27 and welcome to TSG.

Any chance you can try the headset on a different computer ? That should determine if it's the headset or your computer that's having a problem.

I assume yours is an HP laptop, what model is it ?
 

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I have Windows 7 64 bit. It is up to date. All drivers are up to date. All sound works. The issue I have is that out of nowhere my headset stopped working. Its functional. I have tested it. I cannot work out why it stopped picking up on this PC.

I have tried everything. I will say this again. I have done everything to make it pick up. Someone please help. I am desperate to get this to work. The last thing I want to do is to reinstall Windows.

Answer:USB Headset Not Working

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I have tried everything. I will say this again. I have done everything to make it pick up.




What is everything?

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I just bought a Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset and the microphone does not seem to work. The headphones themselves work fine though and I get great audio. I plugged them into a different computer and the mic and headphones worked fine. My computer is using a Asus M2n32 SLI deluxe mobo and does not have a seperate sound card. I have made sure the mic is on, plugged in right, and not muted. Also Im using XP 64 bit

Update: I got the mic to work, but instead of being clear and nice like on the laptop, I have to talk loudly and there is a LOT of static and random noise.

Update 2: I plugged a MP3 Player into the microphone jack using a 2 way connector and hit play. I have to max out the MP3 Players volume to hear it and also the recorded audio is terrible also with a lot of static.
 

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I have a Creativ(E?) Fatal1ty
I've updated to the latest drivers, nothing 'happening.

People seem to be able to hear my computer sound, but not the mic itself, and I've tested the mic on another computer and it's working just fine there.
What can the issue be?

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit


After some research, it could be the driver that's corrupt
Is there any FREE program that could fix this?

Answer:Headset - Mic is not working (With SS)

thats the same card i had in my pc it thinks the mic in put is a line in. if you plug your mic into your onboard sound you get your mic working i still have not bin able to get mine working just like you

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HI all

I used to use a USB headset and the sound and mic worked fine. But alas, the headset kicked the bucket and died last week. I bought a bright shiny new expensive headset, the Carcharias by Razer.

Well, this headset has the mic and audio jack and not a usb. I plugged it in.... the audio sounds great but for the life of me, I cannot get the mic to work. I have it plugged in the back of my PC right into the sound card. Pink in pink, green in green. LOL But it wont work.

Help?
I dont really know where to go from here.

I have gone to the control panel - sounds - Audio tab, In sound recording field, the drop down box doesnt show anything other than SB XFI Audio which is my sound card.

Same thing in the Voice tab under voice recording. Just my soundcard. No option for the headset.
 

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I just bought a Logitech Premium Stereo headset (the 3.5 plug one, not the USB) and only just a few minutes ago tried them, plugged them in the soundcard in their corresponding slots, yet they don't work, not even after reinstalling updated drivers. I've been told that they might be faulty, but when I ran a test for them, mic and headphones both registered sounds, but I couldn't hear them...

I got a Creative Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 soundcard, which is quite old, and a really old MB, Via KuDo something...

Any ideas anyone?
 

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:Error: Not recognized I bought a new gaming headset but the problem is, it's not working.

The end of trhe cable is not the regular 3.5 mm plug.

Answer:Usb headset not working

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rapstarrr91


:Error: Not recognized I bought a new gaming headset but the problem is, it's not working.

The end of trhe cable is not the regular 3.5 mm plug.


What type of cable is it? If you had to get a adapter of any sort in order for it to plug into your sound card jack on your system; there is a chance that windows might not be able to pick it up.

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when i used my audio in headset is not working but when i change it in speaker is working but the headset is still working in other computer and its all new.. and i insert in correct position..what is the problem with that and how can i solve it plsss...thanks a alot
 

Answer:My headset is not working

More details please... Things like headset model and make and model of your computer would help us help you
 

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My headset broke so I decided to buy the razer carcharias headset, so I got home and plugged it in but the sound and mic didn't work so I tried it in my Ipod and it worked fine, later I asked my friend whos good with computer to help me sort this out but we only had time to do the sound part, we messed around with some options and then after I restarted PC sound was working fine, but mic wasn't ( Yes I've made sure that mic is enabled in sound options etc) And I really have no idea what to do and I hope I can get help from here =)
 

Answer:New headset - mic not working

What is the headset's make and model, that isn't working?
 

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I recently got a new headset to replace my broken one and noticed that the only cords on this headset are a 3.5mm green audio cord and a usb. I figured that the recording device would be the usb since there's no mic in, but I'm having issues making this work. As far as I could find, there's no drivers for this headset posted anywhere online or on any official site.

The headset is found here with all it's details: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIABRY4YW7133

I should note that the audio works fine and it's just the microphone isn't getting picked up.
 

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Ok I have Windows XP Pro 32-bit with the Fatal1ty Pro analog Headset and the Fatal1ty X-fi sound card, just the card, no front panel or anything. I plug the head set mic into the back of the card but nothing seems to be detecting it. I've tried many many things...anybody have some advice? Thanks much!
 

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A few hours my headset mic stopped working on my computer and stopped picking up sound from me. It wasn't the mic's problem as it worked on another pc but not mine and was not working with Skype or any recording program. I have uninstalled the ITD Driver, loaded defaults, enabled the device and checked the volume settings with nothing fixing this problem. I am on a HP Pavilion DV7 Laptop running Windows 7 64 bit. The weird part about this is that my mic was working fine a few hours ago and then when I decided to use it again it just stopped. When I go to sound options and try to put in the headset jack in the side, the green bars light up to show that the jack is inserted, but when I talk it takes in nothing. I have tried almost everything including restoring the system to an earlier date and at this point have no idea what to do.

Help is greatly appreciate thank you!

Answer:Headset Mic Jack not working

Some things to check... 1. Doesn't your laptop have a built in mic? If so, see if that works. That may help narrow things down as to whether it is all audio inputs not working or just your headset input 2. Check Control Panel Device Manager to make sure you don't have any yellow exclamation points indicating a driver not installed correctly. 3. Check Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Sound, Manage audio devices, to make sure the correct device is showing up, selected, and configured.

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Hi all, cant seem to get my headset and microphone to work! I have windows XP, a soundmax sound card, which i have a 5.1 logitech speakers connected to it. Below this is the pink and green buttons for microphone and speakers, also have two ports at the front of the pc for the same thing.When i select the microphone in soundmax, a yellow triangle comes up with a black exclamination mark in it, so not sure why that happens. Also playing online games, can hear sound through the normal speakers but not the headset.So do i have do something with the normal speakers to use the headset and microphone or is it something totally different i should be doing? Tried all the other windows sound options but still no use!Can anyone help please? thanks

Answer:headset and microphone not working

when hedphones are plugged in windows should automaticly transfer the sound outputted to the headphone device. if the sound is still coming out of the speakers this probably means that windows is not regestering the fact that the headphones are plugged in try plugging them into all headphone ports on your pc. as for the microphone, if you double click the sound icon in the botom righthand corner of the screen (next to the clock) then you should get a dialog window one of these options is line in, however this will only output the audio not neceserily chang how it is being inputed. to test the micrphone try recording from it in windwos sound recorder, (start > programs > accessories > entertainment >soundrecorder) and then you should be able to see an oscillating line if there is sound being recorded. if no sound is being recorded, check your microphone, and then if it is ok try checking for (updated) sound card drivers.

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Im currently using the Sony MDR-1A, and have them usually plugged into my Razer Blackwidow chroma's jacks.. but after encountering the problem with the mic, i tried plugging my headsets into the back of my cpu too but nothing works :(
My computer details:
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
RAM 16 GB
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Edition (build 9200), 64-bit
Sound:
Audio 1
Sound Device Realtek High Definition Audio
Driver 6.0.1.7553
Audio 2
Sound Device NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)
Driver
Audio 3
Sound Device NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Driver 1.3.34.15
I only got the microphone to work around 1/2 days before it just stopped working, i tried it using my phone and the mic is still working, just not on my pc.
Under PLAYBACK DEVICES, it has 'SPEAKERS' and 'Realtek HD Audio 2nd Output',
my headset plays under 'SPEAKERS' and no sound is generated when i click to test the 'Realtek HD Audio 2nd Output'.
IMAGE HERE:
click here RECORDING,
theres both the 'microphone' and 'stereo mix', i tried setting both and default comm devices before but the mic is still not working.
The 'Line in' states 'not plugged in' (IMAGE ABOVE)
I had my realtek HD Audio Manager updated to the latest version too.
This is how it looks like now.
click here you can see the 2nd Audio output is still there but it still generates no sound at all. My sound is still generated through 'Speakers'
How should i go around retaski... Read more

Answer:Problem with getting my Headset's mic working

Most PCs have separate speaker and mic sockets
modern laptops and phones have a combined socket 4 connections
you may need an adaptor to plug your one headphone cable into the two sockets on the PC
click here

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Hello,

Recently I bought a Turtle Beach Earforce X12 headset. And the sound works fine but when I tried out
the Microphone nothing happened, like it wasn't there. I have updated my drivers several times tried but no success. When I go to Recording section in Sound, it shows the microphone as a default device but when I click on it there is a red light not a green light

Answer:My headset microphone not working

The first thing I see is you do not have the correct RealTek sound driver (what Gigabyte shows for this model) installed. All you have is the generic, basic function, Windows installed High Definition Audio Codec driver.

Install the RealTek driver from the Gigabyte downloads for your motherboard as the first step.

It does not appear you have the correct AMD driver installed for your video card either. Go to www.amd.com and download and install the correct driver.

Considering the sound and video do not have the correct drivers, you need to take a look at all the drivers. Gigabyte provides an install disc with all the drivers and apparently that was not used. However, DO NOT install the Gigabyte EasyTune program, if its on the disc as that is known to cause problems. (EasyTune6 was supplied with my Gigabyte motherboard)

One other comment. I seriously doubt that you have 1TB of RAM (Memory). That is probably the size of your hard drive.

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Ok so I had a USB logitech headset for about 2 years and it broke. I could hear sound and talk to people via skype and ventrilo just fine. Now the new headset I have bought plugs into the mic and speaker ports on the back of the comp, only problem is my computer is not recognizing the Mic.. I'm not really sure where to go from here, the headset is really awesome and comfortable but it looks like I am going to have to return it for a USB model. Does anyone know what might be wrong? I am noticing that in the device manager it is not locating my sound card.. Why would a usb headsets mic work opposed to an analog headset? I have a few conferences I need to part of coming up early next week and I need my mic working. Please help

Thanks, Mike
 

Answer:Headset microphone not working

install your audio drivers (realtek) are most common if u have an onboard soundcard...
 

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Hey all im new here

I'm trying to use a pair of Plantronics headphones with a microphone on them

they headphones work perfectly fine with crystal clear sound quality

however, the microphone is not working AT ALL

I used a different set of PLantronics headphones with my laptop and they worked perfectly (headphones and microphone)

however they are now lost somewhere and I wish to be able to use these headphones to talk to my friends on Ventrillo.

I've read a bunch of threads on mike problems on this website, and none of them are like my problem.

Excuse me if I am in the wrong section, as I said, im new to this website

Please help me! :(

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Hi all,

This has me so stumped, I'm usually pretty good with my own tech issues but I could really do with some expert opinions on this.

I have a Creativity Fatality gaming headset, which is not a USB set, it's a normal green/pink jack set. I haven't used it in a couple of months but it always worked fine on this system before, and I've not altered any settings since the last time I used it, that I can think of, but when I plug it in the microphone just doesn't work.

The headphones work fine, which is making me think it's not the soundcard that's the issue, and I tried the headset on a friend's laptop and the mic works perfectly, so am thinking it is some kind of setting/driver issue but I have no idea what.

I have updated my Realtek sound card drivers to the latest ones. The only weird thing that might give someone a clue is when I plug my mic jack into the pink socket the Realtek sound manager thingyamebob recognises it as speakers, and when I plug the green jack in it doesn't recognise that at all.

I have done the standard stuff such as checking audio devices, volumes and stuff. When selecting the device for recording the microphone is not an option at all, it just shows the Realtek soundcard device.

Does anyone have any ideas that I've not thought about I can try? Any help gratefully received.

Sally
 

Answer:Headset microphone not working...

Welcome to the forum This may sound stupid simple but there's a switch near the volume control to turn on the microphone just double check its on.

Have you configured your audio devices?Control panel,sound,right click your sound card and configure,run the wizard and select 2 channel stereo speakers.

Go into your realtek control panel also and make sure its set to stereo and make sure your mic is enabled there,if you right click the icon in your taskbar you should be able to configure it.

Could you post your operating system and the make and model of your computer if it has one,the model of your soundcard if you know it.

Go to control panel,system,device manager are there any yellow exclamation marks?
 

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My headset only seem to work on the left side when i connect the jackcabel, any idea on why and how to fix it?

Answer:Headset only working on one side

Hello, Have you tried with another headphones?

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I have a friend who has just purchased a Creative HS-420 headset to use with his Toshiba Satellite Laptop (running Windows 7 Home Premium). The headset cables are plugged into the correct headphone/mic sockets at the front left side of the laptop, and the headphones work fine but the microphone does not work. When I list recording devices in Windows it shows a Conexant device. The recording level on this device flickers very briefly when I plug in the headset, but does not respond when I speak into the mic.

When I plug in a different, standalone microphone it works fine - it's just the mic on the Creative headset that doesn't work.

Does anyone know if this headset requires a separate driver for the microphone? (I can't seem to locate any drivers for it on the Creative website).

Answer:Creative HS-420 headset mic not working

i have had a look and i cant find a separate driver just for the mic.
preform windows update. search automatically for the drivers. if the does work i would suggest calling creative for some advice.

Here is their contact page: Contact Us - Creative Store (UK)

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I have a Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset , the audio work's but I cannot get the mic to work.
I have a Creative soundblaster 5.1 live soundcard and a abit fatal1ty fp-in9 sli m/b. Audio works on both soundcard and on-board sound on the m/b , but not the mic .... I know some basics to computer's but I'm stuck here.

Answer:Headset Microphone not working

Looking at this headset, on a YouTube video, the mic portion plugs into the headset. Has this ever worked? If not, I would contact Creative as there may be a problem. Or, if you have access to another PC (a friend's) you could try it on that to see if it works.

As you have both on-board sound and a separate sound card, if you want to use the SoundBlaster you should disable the on-board in the BIOS. Having two can cause conflicts and things to not work. In addition Windows only allows one default audio playback device. Also, where are you plugging in? If its the front panel of the PC case, what audio do you have connected to the front panel? From the motherboard or from the SoundBlaster? Again, if you are using the SoundBlaster but have the motherboard audio connected to the front panel it won't work.

I have a Fatal1ty motherboard in one of my PC's, it is an ASRock Z77 Professional Fatal1ty.

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I recently bought a headset with microphone. the connectors are 2 x 3.5mm one for sound and one for microphone input. My PC is a Vista one with Creative Xfi Extreme Audio. When the microphone is plugged in (via the jacks on the front of the PC) I have right clicked the speaker icon in the system tray and selected recording devices, but the microphone is shown as "currently unavailable". I have tested the microphone in another Laptop and it works fine. I have tried configuring the microphone but nothing is heard. I can hear sound in the headset when i play music etc. I have also tried plugging the m/phone directly into the jack on the sound card but no joy. My thoughts are possibily sound card drivers?Anyone suggest anything else please...... thanks in advance.

Answer:Headset Microphone not working

These are the latest Vista drivers:click here

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I have Acer Aspire F15 with one 3.5mm combo jack and i recently started using A4Tech Bloody G500 headset- but for some reason mic doesn't work. It doesn't show up as a option in Recording devices, Audacity doesn't detect it and same for games. Any ideas what could be wrong?
 

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Hi,

I purchased a new USB headset and when I plugged in for 1st time it worked properly, I could able to hear sound from you tube. and mic was also working properly.

I unplugged the headset and plugged in after a while, head set is not working.

I am able to hear anything except sound like buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Please help me out to fix this problem.

Thanks

Answer:Usb headset not working in windows 7

Welcome to the Forums.

This support trick works quite often. Boot into safe mode. Delete the driver from Device Manager(in this case the headset.) Reboot normally. Windows should reinstall the driver. This technique seems to work more than half the time. It's well worth trying.

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Hello everyone and sorry if I posted this in the incorrect section!

So, I love to record when I play to upload to Youtube and I currectly own an Elgato Game Capture. Since I use a DVI-D cable to my monitor and the HDMI does not send any audio to the Elgato (Using Elgato as a third screen but mirror it with my main one) I've been using Stereo Mix to get audio to my recording.

This has been working well except for that I can't use the audio plugs on the front of my computer, only those in the back. Nonetheless, I have not really cared since I could do either way. When I have it plugged into the front Stereo Mix is totally dead and does not send any audio to the Elgato, making my clips without audio.

Now, I've bought a new headset that's wireless and uses USB instead of audio plugs. And I've been having the same problems like before...Stereo Mix is totally dead when the wireless headset is the "standard" one. I could have both headsets plugged in but it's still dead. If I switch over so the OLD headset is standard it works as a charm, just like before. This forces me to use my old headset which I don't want to

TL;DR

Stereo Mix does ONLY work if I have a wired headset plugged into the back of my computer, otherwise no.

Any help is appreciated, thanks for reading!!

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Hello Eightforums.

Firstly, my problem is that my headset microphone is not working correctly. As my laptop (Lenovo g505s) only has 1 audio jack, but my headset has 2 cables (green and pink), i bought a 3.5mm headset splitter adapter that splits audio output to 3.5m headphone and 3.5 mic jack. Having plugged it in, I am getting both my internal microphone sounds along with my headset microphone sounds through my headset.

This is what my volume mixer looks like right now: http://i.gyazo.com/6adf9c6e8ddf0f894ce152afc1d7a9dc.png

My playback tab in sounds: http://i.gyazo.com/0af54f31a3290bc9acdfa1ea7fad50c6.png

My recording tab in sounds: http://i.gyazo.com/0af54f31a3290bc9acdfa1ea7fad50c6.png

My SmartAudio : http://i.gyazo.com/5f3d621863dff95de5c7459365ffa610.png

http://i.gyazo.com/138a2a9314676735447d0b083c0522f2.png
I am unsure what how to proceed to fixing this issue.

Thanks,
Poolwizard

Answer:Headset Microphone not working

Oh, it seems the problem got solved.

My solution i found on the internet was to go to device manager and then under sound, video and game controllers, i uninstalled the sound drivers. (in my case, AMD High Def Audio Device and Conexant Smart Audio HD)

After both were uninstalled, I restarted my laptop. Then on boot up, the small speaker on bottom right on the desktop has a little red circle on it. I troubleshooted the problem (right click speaker, top option) and it installed something (i assume both the 2 sound drivers I had just uninstalled, since i just checked device manager after it had finished installing and both my previous sound drivers were present). And it seems to work now.

I still don't entirely understand how it worked, but that was my solution.

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I have a pic that allows both a headphone and mic connection. I went through troubleshooting and everything checks fine. The computer recognizes the mic and is registering sound output, but as soon as I go to record or talk to other people, they hear nothing. It's not just the one headset either. Please help this is the most frustrating thing I've had to deal with on my otherwise solid pc

Answer:Headset microphone not working

Check the RECORDING device. Stereo Mix should be set as the Default recording device. Most programs use that as the audio source.

Posting (Filling in) "My Computer Specs" really helps us to try and help you. Without it all we can do is offer general suggestions or guess.

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MY headset mic was working just fine the other day.. I came back from work and the mic is not working anymore. When I try to talk on ts or discord, people hear my background music or static sounds but not my voice.
 

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Product name: DX-28 Dynex Stereo Headset with Noise-Canceling Microphone Long story short, it is not picking up anything I say into the mic. I've already went into all the audio options I know on my computer to ensure nothing was muted/tampered with, and nothing came up. I can still HEAR sound, but when it comes to recording, nothing.
 

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Using an SB X-FI Xtreme Audio sound card, windows 7 professional, Turtle Beach (x12) headset.

Months ago my microphone stopped working on my pc, then eventually sound also stopped working. I replaced my sound card with another (SB X-FI Xtreme also) and sound once again worked. However I cannot get my Turtle Beach headset microphone to work, the sound works fine.

What I've tried to resolve the solution:
*Checked to make sure it was in the right hole, of course.
*Downloaded recent device drivers for SB X-fFI Xtreme and install.
*Gone through looking for something that might have muted the microphone;



^ I've been trying to check playback using sound recorder.
*Both this headset and another headset that don't work on my pc are fully functional on my laptop.
*Attempted to uninstall device drivers and reinstalled, also didn't work.

Answer:Headset microphone not working

Where are you plugging in the mic? On the front panel or the mic jack on the SoundBlaster sound card rear I/O panel?

Also, you should set the "What You Hear" as the default recording device. That will allow you to record streaming audio from the internet and also whatever is connected either to the mic or line in will record (assuming all is well). I don't see the What You Hear in your Recording pane. RIGHT click in a blank area in that panel and then LEFT click to show Disabled and Disconnected devices. The What You Hear (what Soundblaster calls the System Mixer or Stereo Mix) should now be shown and you can enable it and make it the default recording device.

As you have a separate sound card, make sure the integrated audio on the motherboard is disabled in the BIOS so it does not conflict. You can only have one default playback device.

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Just bought a brand new Razer Piranha Gaming Communicator (Headset). Plugged it all in as normal, sound works perfectly, everything seemed fine, except my microphone isn't working for some reason. Just wondering why that is I have tried different ports, sockets, computer meets the system reqs. Why isn't it working? Is there something specific I need to install? My sound from the headphones is fine, but why isnt the mic working?

The computer is a HP, model a6157c, Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4400 @ 2.00 GHz 2.00GHz 2038 MB, 32-bit OS. The headset is brand new from Best Buy, came in a sealed box. Didn't install any drivers or in any way install it, just plugged it in the plugs and the sound worked immediately, but the Mic still doesn't and hasn't worked.
 

Answer:Brand New Headset, Mic not Working

Also I am using Windows Vista Home Edition, so I need replies concerning this on Vista, if anyone knows how to fix this, please post your replies, please don't post if you are guessing or do not understand the problem.
 

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Hi

I purchased a new usb headset, it worked fine i plugged in for the first time. I could able to hear sound and i could able to use mic as well.


After a while, I unplugged it and plugged in back, I am unable to hear anything except the sound like buzzzzzzzzzzzz

please help out to fix this issue.

Thanks

Answer:Usb headset not working in windows 7

Is the headset detected by the PC? USB headsets DO NOT use the PC's sound card. They take the digital audio data and convert it to analog audio in the headset. Since the headset converts the digtal to analog, may be a problem in the headset. Is there another PC you can try the headset to see if it works or has the same problem?

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I have a headset that works on my other computer, but isn't working on this one. I've tried switching soundcards, and I don't know if that's part of the problem. The sound works fine, but it won't pick up the microphone. It didn't work with the built-in soundboard either.

I'm running Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp.080413-2111) [32 Bit]

My only option for both Sound & Recording device is "Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio"

If anyone could help me with this, that would be great. Thanks.
 

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I would like to ask u, is it me or is it my new mic i bought in the store! I bought plantronics headset, wheare seems to not work the mic :S [ is the link etc i tested all that i could, but it just wont work. Problem is, when i start using mic all it does is SHHHHHHH SHHHHHH and i can hear that am talking but next to it its all the time doing shhhhhh, can someone tells me problem?? Are drivers fault or broken mic?? or simply haxxed pc??? Ty Jure.


Ps (why can t i damit post a link after first post 8( nvm)
 

Answer:Plantronics Headset-mic not working!

Return the headset, and get something else
 

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This is driving me mad! I have an XP system and my Logitech W160 webcam works fine in Skype. The integral mic on it works too but I have failed to install an A4-Tech HS-12 headset for better audio.
However, although my SB Live 24 bit card delivers sound to the headset, I have been unable to get the mic working on it (yep, pink plug in pink socket, green on in green socket)if I set mic source to SB card. Tried various mics and nothing seems to register on the meter. I have also tried using the standard C-Media Wave card with no better results.
I have spend ages Googling this and have gone through checking the volume levels, making sure mute isn't on and the right card is selected in Control Panel. When I run the Windows test, it shows nothing on the level meter and tells me it cannot detect a mic. WTF?! Any ideas?

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Hi! I've got a HP P1G57EA Desktop PC and I'm connecting a TRRS headset to the front audio port (the one which has both a microphone and a headphone icon). DTS Sound+ Software prompts a list to select as which type of device I want to connect the headset: line input, microphone input and headset. I've tried the three options and I couldn't make it work as microphone and headphone at the same time (as other computers, laptops and smartphones allow). Now my question is if it's possible to use both at the same time through the mentioned front input or is a hardware restriction that only makes posible to connect a microphone or a headphone to this input. Thank you.

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I have a Speedlink Medusa 5.1 headset and Asus Xonar DS sound card and they've both been great ever since I bought them, but yesterday I turned on my PC and my microphone wasn't working. I tried it with Ventrilo and the windows sound recorder but neither of them picked up any sound.
In the windows input devices the microphone is still ticked and is "working" but obviously it is not. I have made sure it isn't muted and that is selected in the Xonar DS control panel and I've tried a system restore but still nothing.
I havn't changed any settings or installed any new hardware recently so that shouldn't be a problem. I've tried my headset in a different PC and it works fine, I've also plugged a different mic into my pc but it didn't work either.
I had to transport my pc in the back of my car a few days ago and I've got a feeling that some connection might have come lose during transport, but I wouldn't have a clue where to start when fixing it.
Any help would be appreciated,
Rob

OS: Windows vista home premium 32bit
 

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So i just bought a microphone and whenever i plug it in my headset stops working and whenever i take it out my microphone starts working, it there anyway to priorotise a usb port over another?

Answer:New Microphone Not Working with Headset

Have you tried going to control panel - clicking on your audio manager - Find "Device advanced settings" - changing the settings to something lie "separate all input jacks as independent input devices" - click ok to confirm

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Hey, my USB headset has been working for about.........2 years now and it still does work.... My USB ports on the other hand do NOT. I have been searching everywhere and couldn't find a solution so I come here.

I would be most happy if someone can tell me how to fix this below is the problem:

I plugged in my headset (via USB, It is an afterglow PDP) It had been working all this time and all of a sudden it just stopped. So I looked at the Playback devices to select it but instead, it wasn't there.... So i look at my Device Manager, Surprise it wasn't there (NOTE: It is plugged into the one Of 2 USB ports on the left side of my computer. I have 3 total. 1 works. The right one is the only one that works.). So I install Program after program and nothing works. Next, I look at my device, (I have my mouse plugged in on the right side at ALL times.) I unplug my mouse and plug in my headset, and Viola It works. But I'm a gamer that NEEDS his mouse so I need to locate the problem. In device manager i notice an Orange surrounded exclamation point. It is under "Other Devices" I also notice it is called Universal Serial (USB) Controller. With that being said I (being my curious self) click on it, It says unknown device. So i try to update the driver but it says no drivers installed. I'm 50% sure this is the source of my issues. If any1 else can help PLZ DO!!!!
 

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I NEED HELP MY INTERNAL MICROPHONE AND MY HEADSET WONT WORK ON MY HP ENVY M6 I REALLY NEED THIS TO WORK CAN YOU GUYS PLEASE HELP ME THANK YOU

Answer:headset not working in windows 10

@cadeb?, welcome to the forum. This is a very common problem with Win 10 upgrades.  You should go into the Control Panel / Sound and check to assure that your microphone and headset are listed and set to Default.  Also, it would be good if you ran HP and Windows Updates to assure that the software and drivers are fully up to date. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I'm doing this as a favor for my friend whom has a laptop that has an on board webcamera and a on board microphone. The mic is terrible. I urged her to buy a USB headset so she wouldn't have to deal with the terrible mic. Well she bought one yesterday and we thought it was working. But this morning we found out it wasn't. But it also turns out its not a USB headset, like I urged. We've been trying desperately to disable the on board mic, no such luck, which is why I come here. She has windows vista and I do not. I know nothing of vista, so as you can imagine, trying to figure this stuff out for her is hard. She has a Dell Inspiron 1545 with windows vista on it. She just bought a headset with an attached microphone, but its not registering as the default, instead, its still using the on board mic, but the speakers in the headset are being used as the default, like any plug in headphones would. For the record, I do not know vista at all. Again we spent most of the morning and afternoon trying to figure out how to fix her computer so it would disable her on board mic, and use her shiny new microphone she just bought herself as the default and only mic she has. Any suggestions or ways to solve this? Needs/goals: - Disabling her on board microphone - Making her new headset be used as the default microphone. - Trying to do this without going into BIOS - To find out what windows and options to check/uncheck or mute/unmute to solve this problem. If any information... Read more

Answer:Brand new headset /w mic not working

For some reason, when I typed it out it was spaced out and neat, but when I hit submit it smooched it all together like it is now. My apologies...
 

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I have a pic that allows both a headphone and mic connection. I went through troubleshooting and everything checks fine. The computer recognizes the mic and is registering sound output, but as soon as I go to record or talk to other people, they hear nothing. It's not just the one headset either. Please help this is the most frustrating thing I've had to deal with on my otherwise solid pc

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yesterday my headset mic was working
now it isnt anymore its using the green and pink connection
and its not working
do i need update drivers or something?

Answer:headset mic isnt working

1: Make sure they are plugged in correctly.
2: Make sure the 'Line In' or 'Mic' is not muted.
3: Update the drivers, if there is no newer version reinstall the current ones.
4: Test the mic in another computer.
5: Enjoy your sound input experience / Buy a new microphone. =(

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I don't know where else to turn so I thought I would make a post here.

Today I bought these headphones.
Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset | Creative Labs Online Store

And they don't work.
When I go into Playback/Recording devices they are not being listed as options, only my regular speakers and mic are being listed. When I plug the Headset in no sound comes through my laptop speakers but it does not come out my headset speakers either.

Some things to know, my computer is Windows 7 64bit And I know the Headphones are not broken. Also, as a reminder, this particular headset plugs into the two Headphone and Mic jacks, not a USB. I have made sure they are plugged into the correct slot. I am on a laptop so I only have the two available jacks. One for Microphone and one for headset.

Answer:New Gaming Headset not working.

Have you looked in the Creative support pages for anything unique about these headphones and if anything specific you need to do to get them to work - I agree that these should work "out the box" but it seems strange they are not even recognized when you plug them in - do they appear in Device Manager ?

Creative link for these headphones........

Creative Worldwide Support > Fatal1ty Gaming Headset

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Today I bought a platronics headset. It features a microphone and headphones.

It connects to the PC with two leads, one for the microphone and one for the headphones.

I plugged in both. The microphone is not detected, and does not display as an option for a voice device in the sound and audio device control panel. Also, sound plays through both the headset and the speakers.

The setup I want is for normal sounds to send through the speakers, and for voice to be send via the headset.

Why is this so screwy? :S I've restarted my PC, etc etc etc.
 

Answer:Plantronics headset not working

Bunch of suggestions here:

http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread25587.html
 

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Ok so I had a USB logitech headset for about 2 years and it broke. I could hear sound and talk to people via skype and ventrilo just fine. Now the new headset I have bought plugs into the mic and speaker ports on the back of the comp, only problem is my computer is not recognizing the Mic.. I'm not really sure where to go from here, the headset is really awesome and comfortable but it looks like I am going to have to return it for a USB model. Does anyone know what might be wrong? I am noticing that in the device manager it is not locating my sound card.. Why would a usb headsets mic work opposed to an analog headset? I have a few conferences I need to part of coming up early next week and I need my mic working. Please help

Thanks, Mike
 

Answer:Headset microphone not working

a usb headset actually doesnt use your sound card, it uses a virtual windows sound device. In order to use the new headset you have, you will have to make sure your sound card has the proper drivers installed. If you know your make/model of pc, or if it's homegrown, you can try and find the drivers. Or if you need assistance, the best way is to attach an everest hardware report to your next post.
you can download everest here: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4181
once installed, at the top select reports/report wizard. select hardware information only. and save it as a text file to somewhere on your computer where you will find it easily.
next, attach it to a post, directions on how to attach: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=86880
 

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I've searched the archives for this problem but can't find any references to it.

I just bought a Logitech Headset but it doesn't come with a CD. It's meant to self-install using the Win XP New Hardware Wizard. But, although Windows finds new hardware and recognises it as Logitech USB Headset, it can't find any software and thus tells me that it wasn't installed properly and may not work (no kidding!). I figure I need a driver but Logitech say they don't provide them and I've searched the web without any luck - it probably doesn't help when I don't really know what I'm looking for!

I've downloaded AIDA32 to let you guys know about my system - just tell me how to get the report to you.

Thanks very much,

Aussie Cossie
 

Answer:Logitech USB Headset not working

Hi and Welcome


First off you have XP Home but what service pack is installed? as the drivers for headsets so Logitech say are included with SP2 ( or if on SP1 with this update http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=822603 ) I would imagine these usb headset will be or need USB2.0 drivers.

What is the model version of headset?

Did you built this PC if so what is the motherboard make and version?
IF pre-built ( HP, DELL etc ) what is the model version?

if you goto Device Managment ( right click My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager ) do you have any yellow ! marks, if so what?


reason for asking above three questions is I wonder if the chipset/motherboard drivers have been installed which are needed for USB2.0 drivers to be detected and installed properly.
 

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I have just connected my bluetooth headset successfully but cannot get any sound from it! I have made sure that it is the default sound device etc. but still no joy - any ideas? (PS it works with my mobile OK, so it's not faulty)

Answer:Bluetooth headset not working

Have you checked that it is not muted in Volume control?

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Hello:

The fine single cord from my headset to my tower got caught in the vacuum cleaner the other day and won't work. The insulation was melted.

Oh well!

There are 4 wires involved. One is of copper and about 20 gage. It has a thin black plastic insulation. The 3 others are also copper, of approximately of 27 gage; their insulation is a lacquer-like coating. All the wires are stranded.

I am probably hoping against hope but can anyone tell me if there is some rather smal plug-together connector that I could use to fix things.

And if there is such, where might I obtain such?

If the connector solution is not feasible, is there anything I can do?

wumply (John)
 

Answer:Fixing my non-working headset

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My Logitech headset with headphones and mic is ureently not working for no reason at all, its a smiple plug in one (not usb) you plug the jacks in to the mic and sound slots, which has been done correctly.

No drivers or anything just plug in and go, but recently it has stopped working its only a cheap pair so its not major just wondered why?

Thanks for any help,
Tom welols-day
 

Answer:Logitech Headset No Working!

Are you sure it's the headset? Have you tried real speakers to confirm it's not the soundcard? If speakers still work, there's probably a broken wire. (Logitech quality, you know!)
 

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I have a Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset , the audio work's but I cannot get the mic to work.
I have a Creative soundblaster 5.1 live soundcard and a abit fatal1ty fp-in9 sli m/b.
Audio works on both soundcard and on-board sound on the m/b , but not the mic .... I know some basics to computer's but I'm stuck here.
Any help is much appreciated.

Answer:Headset Microphone not working

Go into the Audio settings in control panel - Audio tab - sound recording
make sure there is a device selected and click on volume and make sure its not muted.

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I recently got the SADES SA-708 and to my surprise the microphone was not working. I have tested it on another laptop so I know it's not a problem with my headset. I'm not even sure if my computer is recognizing the headset. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Headset microphone not working

Normally, the Stereo Mix (may be called System Mixer) is set as the default Recording Device. Then whatever is plugged in can be heard, without having to specifically select a device.

Did you download the driver from the Dell downloads? If not, that is the first thing to do.

Product Support | Dell US

To set the Stereo Mix, in the Recording panel, RIGHT click in an empty space and then click to select show Disabled and Disconnected Devices. Stereo Mix should now show up and you can enable it and make it the Default Recording device. System Mixer is required if you ever want to record audio from the Internet.
Product Support | Dell US

Finally, has this ever worked? or is this the first time you've tried the mic input.

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I purchased (what I thought looked like) a nice USB gaming headset to use with Ventrilo. It is a "Sector7 Xtreme Gaming USB 5.1" headset (or something along those lines), fairly unknown I suppose.

Anyhow, I'm running Windows Vista 32bit on an HP Pavilion dv2000 laptop, and although I have managed to get the headphones themselves working, the mic piece that plugs into one side of the headset will not read my voice.

What further drives me crazy is the fact that after the initial hour of fiddling around, installing drivers and such, I had the microphone and headphones working in perfect unison. But, after restarting my computer the mic no longer works.

I have reinstalled the headset's driver a few times, and been all over each device in Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Manage Audio Devices making sure my new mic and headphones are the defaults as well as turned up.

I have been read a TON of forums on Vista's microphone quirks, but can't seem to find a solution for my laptop.

Here are a couple screenshots of my sound set-up (Conexant is the built in audio)


I am fairly certain that all of the necessary levels are turned up to 100 (i.e. Line-in, Microphone)

Any ideas?
 

Answer:USB Headset Line-in Mic not working

USB headsets usually don't need any drivers or extra software, you just plug them in, they get recognized and then you have a new mixer device in the sound properties. Personally I have a Logitech USB headset and when I plug it in, it shows up as an alternate to my on board or sound card mixer device which in my case is Realtek AC97 Audio.

That's in XP but Vista must be similar though I have Vista also and decyphering the audio pathways are still a puzzle to me (over a year in use).
 

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I just bought a PS3 Bluetooth headset and an IOgear micro usb bluetooth dongle. Originally I installed the software provided with the dongle, but after reading on the net discovered that using the WINCOMM drivers provided by Broadcom was the better. I installed the software and drivers, paired the headset, and everything seemed to be working fine, for a day at least. I was talking to a friend of mine via Xfire and left to make dinner. I put the headset in it's charging cradle. When I came back I reconnected with the headset and called my friend again. He could hear me, but I couldn't hear him at all. I checked the Xfire settings and the Vista control panel sound settings. Everything was as it should be. I then unpaired and re-paired the headset. Same result, mic worked fine, but no sound through the speaker. I know the speaker is still functional because it still sends the audio indicators when it connects and disconnects. I tried unpairing and re-pairing the headset multiple times (only once did it ask for the passkey). When this didn't work, I uninstalled the drivers and WINCOMM software, reinstalled using the same software, and still the same results. Any help would be appreciated.

Edit: After yet again, uninstalling and installing drivers and software, I discovered that when I connect my headset, only the Audio Gateway becomes active, and not the 'Headset' in Bluetooth devices. See no way to disassociate or associate the headset with the 'He... Read more

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Hi guys,

I have a USB Headset that I have used several times in the past but now I find I cannot hear anything. Volumes OK, indicator light is on etc.
Hears what is my Device Manager re. Sound, Video and Game controllers:-
- Audio Codecs,
- AVerMedia H788 PCIe Hybrid Analog/ATSC,
- Legacy Audio Drivers,
- Legacy Video Capture Devices,
- Media Control Devices,
- Realtek High Definition Audio,
- USB Audio,
- Video Codecs.

Double clicking each of the above reports that each is 'working properly.'
There are no warning or other icons associated with any of the above.

I have a volume control at the right-hand end of the task bar which, it indicates is related to Realtek HD Audio Output. It is not muted and the volume is set mid-way.

I also have a Realtek HD Audio Manager icon on the same right-hand end; when I choose it, it displays an ASUS control panel for what looks like various sound programs. I do not use this.

What I am wondering is if there is a device conflict of some sort with any of the above devices. I suspect the AVerMedia and the Realtek are in conflict, but that's just this idiot's opinion.

Any ideas how I could get my headphones workjing again?

Could I disable / remove any of the above devices/drivers without limiting my audio or video enjoyment?

Richard
 

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Hey i recently just formatted my computer. One of the programs i use is Ventrilo, and i use it to talk to people using my mic. For some reason, people cannot hear me when im talking and i dont know why, if anyone can help me out that would be awesome
 

Answer:Microphone on headset not working

Are all the drivers loaded on the machine? goto device manager in control panel and see if there are any yellow question marks in the list.

if so please post.
 

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I've been trying to get it to work on Google Chrome and I have Windows 8 64bit, my headset is also a usb headset and is working perfectly with games which are installed on my computer and iTunes and Spotify, Skype.
 

Answer:Headset not working on the Internet

Explain more.. your poll makes no sense and we dont know what you're trying to do on the browsers.
 

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Hello,
I just bought a new Razer headset and I can't seem to get the microphone working. This is the first microphone i've used on this computer. The headset is http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/productID.169415800.
When I built my computer about 2 years ago the CD that came with the motherboard wouldn't work so I downloaded the audio and lan drivers from the motherboard site and everything worked fine. I think that may be the reason my headset microphone will not work now. I just re-downloaded and installed the audio and chipset drivers from http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Pr...ilID=897&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=16&LanID=0, but the microphone still will not work. I already checked on its not set to mute on the headset itself.
Is this a driver issue, if so where can I get a driver that will work? Or is it just some option in windows that I have to turn on to allow it to work?
The motherboard is the ECS G31T-M7 with windows 7 64 bit. Intel 2 quad core with nvidia gtx 260 if any of that helps.
 

Answer:headset microphone not working

If you have access to another PC test the Razer on it; it's possible the mic. itself could be defective.

My experience has been that ECS is (at best) marginal on driver support. If the Razer tests OK and you're tired of playing driver detective it might be worth biting the bullet and purchasing a decent basic sound card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...8&cm_re=sound_card_pci-_-29-270-008-_-Product

Hope this helps
 

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last weekend i went to my friends house to play some video games and i took my pc with me like i usually do. While i was there i didnt use my mic which are a pair of x12 turtle beaches. then when i got home i went to plug them in and get on skype to talk to my friends and noting happened. My headset wasnt even on my list of audio devices. Iv called a tech guy to ask for help and he told me to reinstall the drivers so i spent $14 on a program that finds and installs old drivers, which didnt work. my buddy came over that knows a little about pc's and tried to fix it and couldnt, iv been looking on the internet for solutions for the past 3 days and i finaly gave up and found this place so if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. to add on i bought a whole new x12 headset to make sure it wasnt my headset that was broken but the new one didnt work either. also when my buddy came over he brought is own logtech headset and that one didnt work either. and they both are a usb headsets with the green and pink wires, i dont know what they are called, but yeah its getting really annoying. o and my pc has a self integrated soundcard on it plus a build in speaker thats plugged into the motherboard which also doesnt work. the only thing that is playing audio on my pc is the hdmi from my video card and its playing through my monitor (of course)

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Answer:[SOLVED] Headset not working

Hi and welcome to TSF.

First of all, never spend money on programs that install drivers for you. It can be done free and easy.

Go to your Device manager: start> rightclick on this computer> select manage> Device manager. Here you can see all your installed and missing drivers. Go and see if there are some yellow question marks. like this. If I'm correct the problem here is the sound drivers that are missing.

"and they both are a usb headsets with the green and pink wires,"

They are USB and the audio plugs?

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Hello,
I purchased a razer carcharias gaming headset around four months ago with the purpose of using it for gaming as well as as a general pair of headphones for my computer. Yesterday, while I was using it on a skype call, the microphone just stopped working. After going into my computers microphone settings, I have learned that the microphone IS being recognized, but not picking up any voice.

I just need help, because I am not sure if this is a hardware problem, or a problem with the computer itself.
 

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Ok so i've been researching and i can not figure out what happened to my mic. its a logitech and I used it about 4 months ago and it worked fine. but when i try it now, it doesn't pick up anything ...it works on a computer with XP but not on mine with vista. Apparently one of the Vista updates messed it up.
-its plugged in the right jacks, i've tried the 2 different sets on my computer, still nothing
-I have sound through the headset speakers'
-In the "Setup Microphone" under "Speech Recognition" where you speak the sentence, the Green Bar doesnt move unless i have the Microphone Boost at max but even then it just bounces a little and doesnt pick up any sound.

-**I've tested it on a computer with XP and it worked**
-The drivers are up to date, im using Realtek HD Audio
- It's not muted, everything that says Microphone i have up
- it says the mic is working properly, ...but not so much

- i've tried everything i can think of and still nothing.

*the only thing i see that i think is different is that in "Playback" tab in the "Sound" options it only says speakers, not headset/headphones etc. Under the "Recording" tab, it has the mic there and it says its working, but its not

Answer:headset microphone not working

Hi lloydikins, welcome to the forums.

Can you do me a favour and right click the empty space where playback devices are shown, now click on "show disabled devices", this should bring up something called stereo mix, right click that and enable, now... With the headset on, can you hear anything from the microphone when you talk?

Also, the operating system doesn't show a headset as you're using analog jacks, it's just an audio device, it cannot detect a headset through analog jacks...

MrNeeds

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If you have the headset plugged in and mute it, it won't work after you unmute regardless if you unplugged and re-plug in the headset.
No issue with the speaker if you unplugged the headset.
You may have to adjust the volume to zero and up the volume again for it to work again.

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Hey,

I have got Fatal1ty Gaming Headset ( No USB) and my mic is not working properly...

When I plug it into my headset, it doesn't work, and it is on. But when I put it directly into the computer, it works fine!!! Is it any drivers or what? I bought a new computer today but the mic didn't work on my previous computer either.

Please I need help with this...

Best regards,
naahooJ

Answer:Fatal1ty Gaming Headset mic not working..

  
Quote: Originally Posted by naahooJ


Hey,

I have got Fatal1ty Gaming Headset ( No USB) and my mic is not working properly...

When I plug it into my headset, it doesn't work, and it is on. But when I put it directly into the computer, it works fine!!! Is it any drivers or what? I bought a new computer today but the mic didn't work on my previous computer either.

Please I need help with this...

Best regards,
naahooJ


Welcome to the forums naajhoo!

It sounds like the connection in the headset (where the mic plugs into the earpiece) is the most likely cause for your woes! Especially since it works when plugged directly into your PC.

But I am assuming you have it set as the default mic when you have it in the headset?

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I've purchased an Aspire e14 laptop and a headset ( GE 98974 Voip Stereo Headset ) but the microphone on the headset is not detected by my laptop.  I have tried other headsets but the mic still doesnt work. I have updated the driver but it still doesnt work. Device manager does not detect the other microphone.  Headset has a 4 pin single jack. Please help. Thanks,Anne













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

EUREKA!! I was able to fix the problem!In case you are experiencing the same, this might work:1. Pull up the TASK MANAGER. Under the "Start up" tab, check if Realtek HD Audio Manager is disabled. If so, right click on it and then click on "Enable". 2. Search for "Realtek HD Audio Manager" and click on it. 3. Under Microphone tab, make sure mic is not on mute and click on the folder icon on the right side   4. Once you click on the folder on the right side, a pop up like this will display and you will need to make sure that the radio box is ticked like the picture below:  5.  Now, plug in your headset-mic device and you should see a pop up message like so...and tick on the "HEADSET" radio button. Now, you may test the microphone by using Sound Recorder or skype.It worked for me and i felt so helpless. I even tried Acer's chat support and the person didnt even asked troubleshooting questions and just told me to bring the unit to a service center  I hope this helps!! Thanks,Anne  

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I have a Dell Inspiron 14 laptop with Win 7 x64 (factory install).
Internal mic and speakers are working fine.
I'm trying to use external headphones with a boom mic. Both the headphones and mic are recognized by the IDT sound driver when plugged into the jacks on the side of the laptop. Headphones work. Mic works with Skype but not with the Windows Speech recognition software nor with the windows sound recorder.

Any ideas??

-wjb

Answer:Headset mic not working with speech recognitio

Is the microphone volume set above zero?
Make sure it is.

Oli

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Microphone - The microphone stopped working recently, it was picking up sound but when I used any program no sound was emitted. So I re-installed the driver for it, then the microphone and the headphones stopped working.

Headphones - After I re-installed it's driver it stopped working

Also when the set is plugged into the computer the "Recording Devices" panel freezes

If anyone can help please post below.

Answer:Sennheiser PC 363D headset not working

Plug in the unit (USB) and then go to the Device Manager. It should be listed in the Sound section. Uninstall the unit, but do not uninstall the drivers. Disconnect it from the PC and restart Windows. After Windows has started, connect the unit and Windows should detect and install it. Then see if it works.

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I just upgraded my Y40-80 with Windows 10.  Initially, when I plugged my earbuds w/mic into the audio jack, it works.  However, that stopped to work for no reason.  When I use my normal earbuds without mic, the audio jack works.   Now, the only thing I could think of is Google Chrome prompted a message telling me to upgrade to a new version.  After the upgrade, the audio jack failed to work with earbuds w/ mic.  I'm not sure if that's the culprit. I downloaded the lastest audio driver from Lenovo and still doesn't work. Any thoughts?  Thanks.

Answer:Y40-80 audio jack not working with headset with mic

Hi Wilsonlee,
 
Welcome to the Forums  
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with audio jack in your Lenovo Y40-80 laptop.
 
Try to reinstall the operating system once and check for the issue, please take a data backup before reinstalling the operating system.
 
Best regards,         
 
Ashwin.S





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Microphone on headset working on XP but not my Vista. It was working fine but about a month ago it stopped working. It's driving me completely nuts, I tried everything I could but to no avail. Im using Realtek HD and my headset is Creative HEADSET HS-450, processor AMD Phenom# 8650 X3 Triple-Core and I have Vista Home premium 32bit. Any experts of the kind? I really need help and don't know what to do or where to turn. /starshine

The microphone is detected, its set as the standard unit and I tried de-activating detection of front units. Its not muted and I updated for the latest Realtek. I tried to plug the microphone jack into all of them and noone seem to work. The wierdest thing is it was working just fine and then one day it just stopped seemingly from no action of my own!

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I'll start off naming the 2 elements of this issue:
my headset, Corsair Vengeance 1500
my laptop upgraded to Windows 10, Dell Inspiron 15R
Since I upgraded to Windows 10, this issue appeared:
I always have the headset plugged in. If I disconnect the headset to use the speakers, and plug in back the headset to use it, it is recognized and the volume control will refer to it, but won't work. In its place the speakers will continue to work.
If I go in the Control Panel and try to have a test with the headset, an error message will appear telling there is a problem.
How to fix this? It's pretty annoying rebooting my laptop each time to make the headset work whenever this happens.
Take note that before I had Windows 8 and this issue never happened with it, and that I have installed all the drivers, even the utility to make use of Surround 7.1 and all that nice stuff for the audio.

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Hello everyone,

I have a Fatal1ty Creative headset which i am very fund of, but today the mic stopped working for some reason. I didn't change any settings or anything like that. My PC (vista) knows that the mic is connected, and it stands as "working" (which it is clearly not). I have tried to use the mic on another pc, but it didn't work their either. If I go to control panel -> sound and think the microfon, the green bar doesn't go up if i speak. However, if i tap the microfon hard, i can get small spikes of green bars.

The sad thing is that this is the SECOND of these excact headset microfones that stopped working for me. I had another headset just like this many years back, which suddenly got the same problem. We thought it was the wiring, because it looked a bit damaged. But this headset is newer and it doesn't have any visible damage atleast.

I'm kinda desparate, i use this headset all the time for talking on skype, so it would be great if I didn't have to buy a new headset again.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Fatal1ty headset mic stopped working

Have you contacted Creative's customer support at this link?
Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset | Creative Labs Online Store

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So, I've been using this headset for a while and it has been perfectly fine. Then today, after leaving a skype call, it just doesnt want to work. It has buttons to turn up mic, and headset volume, I can hear the sounds they play when you click one of them, but going into Playback devices, Testing doesnt work, and wont let me stop testing. When I try to go into my headsets properties, it just stops responding. I've tried everything. Reinstalling the device, its drivers, etc. Please help!

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Hey Its me Cris1,

I have a Siberia v2 (Black) headset and I played a video from youtube then it sounded like a speaker that is heavily damaged or like a ghost screaming, I tested it to other websites like facebook,vimeo and more.

I borrowed my friend's Siberia v2 (Red) headset and it played awesome,so the problem is not my computer or anything its the headset please help me!

I need immediate replies..

Answer:Siberia v2 Headset is not working properly.

If a different headset is OK, the problem would appear to be in the headset. USB Headsets have built in digital to analog converters to convert the digital audio signal from the PC to audio so you can hear the audio in the headset's speakers.

Please note this is a volunteer support forum, not a paid for support forum. Thus you will not always get "immediate" responses. If you want "immediate" you need to call a (pay for) support center.

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I have a new headset that has a single black cable, my laptop also has only one black audio port. However when it's plugged in, only the headset works and it uses my internal mic. I have check the recording devices when i plug it in and it detects no new devices.

Would a third party audio manager solve this problem?
 

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I just installed 64 bit ultimate. Installed the vista drivers for my sound card from the disc that came with my Sound Blaster x-fi Fidelity

Sound is fine, but my mic isn't working.. I've tried sound recorder and nothing shows up..

I right clicked my volume panel and hit recordings, Line-In, What U hear, Microphone and digital-in out show up, all using Creative Sb X-Fi.

I turned off what-u-hear and line-in and my mic still isn't working.

Whats wrong :@

Answer:Headset Mic not working?? Just installed 64 bit Ultimate

hi try the mfr website for your card and see if they have an update for your driver

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I have a SoundMAX Superbeam directional array and people always hear echos in my transmitting on ventrilo because it picks up my speakers sound. so I got a really nice sony headset and plugged it into the jack where the speakers used to be plugged in and now it wont pick up all appropriate sounds like youtube because the computer still things its speakers and not a head set. My sound manager says that any headset should be plugging into the "front panel jack" and I have no front panel jack I have an Xclio full tower computer case and there is nothing but huge fan in the front.

How can I make my computer use headset in REAR panel?

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I purchased a microphone headset from my local electronics store, it worked the first day i purchased it and now its not working anymore, it registers in the windows sound manager as working and it is the ONLY microphone recording device enabled when i went to test it again through a recording program (I.E. Audacity) Its recorded nothing but air, even when I had the microphone boosted and speaking at a louder tone than usual. Then I went into Team Fortress two to test it, and still nothing, even with the microphone enabled and settings at max. I was considering purchasing a new microphone but i do not want to waste extra resources if i find out the problem is fixable. I don't know the name of the microphone and my photos don't seem to be uploading... im sorry.


I am running Windows Vista. (Normal)

Has anyone else had this problem and or know how to fix it? or should i just get another microphone?
 

Answer:Microphone headset worked first day, now its not working at all

Is it still new? I would return it to the store and exchange it for a new one.
 

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Hiya,

You've all been so helpful in the past so thought I would try posting again with a query... Just bought a Creative FATAL1TY Gaming Headset which is supposed to be plug and play but I cant seem to get the mic to work... I had problems getting the sound to come through but managed to do some twiddling around under control panel/sounds speech and audio settings and realised the default setting was for my VOIP phone that I have installed - switched this setting to the Nividia soundcard as default and the sound seemed to come through ok... the defualt setting for sound recording is the sound card but still cant get the microphone to work. I've trying using the headset against my skype account to test the mic and it just wont pick up anything... not sure if the mic is faulty or it's something I am doing? Any advice?

Many Thanks,

M
 

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yesterday i updated my 950xl software . today if i wanna listen to music via headset. they dont work. i tried different set but still.

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