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Changing my jack back to a microphone

Question: Changing my jack back to a microphone

I changed my microphone jack to an inline jack for a recording project, how do I change it back?

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Answer: Changing my jack back to a microphone

You may want to post your computers specs. Such as what os you have.

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I just got a Lenovo N585, and I've got to say it's one confusing laptop, at least for me. Well I tried plugging in my headphones into the head phone jack, and its works externally, but there is no sound coming out of my head phones. I am wondering if theres some program I have to run to make it work correctly. Also why is there not a microphone jack?

Answer:No microphone jack and my headphone jack isn't working. N858

Hi Awkwardness2,
 
Thanks for posting and Welcome to Lenovo Community,
 
the machine has combo audio jack ,which is 1 socket for the speakers and the microphone
you need to buy a new headphone with combo audio jack or get an adapter to fix this issue
 
let me know if that fix the issue or not
Regards,
Ayman
 

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My 510 had two jacks, but my 520 only has one. I want to use the microphone on my headset...even if I cannot use the headset speakers at the same time. How do I get my laptop to switch from the built-in microphone to the headset microphone? The built-in picks up too much surrounding noise. Thank you. Abigail













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Answer:How do I get my two jack headset microphone to work with a single jack?

Dear AbigailCW, I'm afraid this won't work. Two jacks, which used to be a standard on older PCs, served as output for audio and input for mic, simply put, audio went out, voice went in via your mic. This has been changed now due to recent trends and can be annoying for most of the users.  I solved this issue by buying a USB soundcard with these two inputs and it cost me approximately 10 USD. As the USB soundcards provides additional gain boost as well, I have better sound now than ever. Might be worth a shot. Best regards.





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Hello

ive been facing a weird problem, when i connect my microphone to the mic jack (the pink one) in the back of my computer, the audio software (i recently installed VIA Audio HD) sees it as it was connected to the line in jack ( the blue one). Also i dont have any front panel jacks, but the system thinks that i have them connected. as in the screenshot:


the line in device set as default is in fact the microphone attached to the mic jack.

anyway, when i uninstall the driver and run the windows troubleshooter, the mic starts working fine, but the audio jacks isnt recognized, just the hdmi ports from my GPU.

im using an Phitronics H55-m motherboard.

any suggestions please?

Answer:Microphone rear jack recognized as line in jack

In Control Panel/Sounds highlight Line IN and right click it and if you have the choice, uncheck Set As Default.
Now click the Configuration button Then Test.
You can also highlight the Microphone and do the same.
In the Via Control panel you can go to Expert Mode and disable the Front Panel. You can also click on each front panel port in the software and disable it or set it to default

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Hi and thanks for any help.  The microphone jack on my Y580 never picks up any sound, with 3 different microphones.  I've played around with all of the levels, boosts, settings, uninstalled and re-installed Realtek drivers, and still nothing. The built in mic works... and I believe it is a Realtek problem as I have major issues with them on every computer I have that has Realtek audio... but I have yet to find a work around.  Any advice?  Thanks!

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Hi,

I am using a Tiny Media Notebook PIII, 700, Windows 98 SE. The computer is about four years old, and by now the headphone jack, which I use as my sound out port, is about fryed. The contacts have deteriated, and I can not replace the jack, as it is connected to the motherboard. Thus, aside from opting for a usb sound out, such as taking up the Soundblaster MP3+ option, I was wondering if I could reprogram the way in which sound is connected to external devices such as headphones. There are three jacks on the front of my computer: the headphone jack, the microphone jack and er I think it is a line out jack - the later jack which I have never used. Is there anyway I can swop/substitute the connection via the headphone jack say for the microphone jack or line out jack. Is there anyway I could do this?
 

Answer:Substituting the headphone jack with the microphone jack

No, afraid not. Each jack has it's own circuitry which provides for the needed resistance and other parameters. What you could do, if you got to the mobo itself, is to physically replace the jack but that's a major pain on a laptop.

You can try two things, one is to use alcohol and a Q-Tip to thoroughly clean the jack, then use a small bit of steel wool to sand inside with and then again with the alcohol and two, if the jack's worn too big for a tight connection, is to go to Radio Shack and buy a plug in adapter for that size jack. Some come with a slightly oversized male end and then you could plug into the female end and have a tight connection.
 

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Hey guys! I want to output sound both through the headphone jack on the front of my case and the sound jack at the back of the computer, how would i do this? I looked around in the sound setttings and the realtek audo and couldn't find anything.

Answer:How do i output sound through the back panel jack and the front jack

Some RealTek HD Audio Managers have an option to either mute the speakers when a headset is plugged in or like what you want, do not mute the speakers.

On mine, click on Device Advanced Settings and it brings up another screen with the options.

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Hi All: i have thus far been unable to confirm if the headphones jack on the right side is a headphones ONLY jack or a combo microphone/headphones jack.   It would make no sense to put in a headphones ONLY jack, but stranger things have happened in this world. I've seen conflicting reports.    May I ask for a definitive confirmation please? Thanks in advance.

Answer:X1 Carbon: Headphone jack or combo Microphone/Headphone jack?

It's crazy that the Lenovo site still doesn't have a X1 Carbon spec sheet. The photo in The Verge review gallery shows a combo jack. 

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Question: Microphone Jack

The microphone jack on my T61 doesn't work. It doesn't even show up when I look under recording devices, and I've set it to show disabled devices. I've tried ressetting the BIOS setting, and that didn't work either. I have the most recent audio driver installed as well. If anyone has any advice it would be much appreciated.

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Is there an adapter to permit one to use an existing Plantronics headset/mic with two plugs? If so, where might one find it? Thanks!













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Answer:Microphone/Headset Jack

Hi Frihet, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
There are some alternatives mentioned in this thread:
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T510-combo-mic-audio-port-usage/m-p/223890

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Since there is no mic jack on this all in one, what other wire is available for purchase to connect with an external mixing board? I had been using a converted stereo jack on my HP laptop and plugging in to the mic input. What input/cord will work?   

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model: 20ED000US  Trying to record from a stereo microphone plugged into the audio jack.  Using the Y-splitter cable.  From Manage Audio Devices, Recording tab, I can see the Realtek Microphone, the one built into the laptop and it shows sound coming in (at least the sound level thingie is going up and down).  But the external microphone does not appear.  Worse, when I run Sound Recorder, it hears no sound at all.  I have tried this external microphone on my Lenovo X140e and it works fine.  Any suggestions?  Realtek HD Audio Manager, Microphone tab gives me nothing useful to try. Actually on the X140e, the recording is through the internal mike. At least it works.  On the 20ED000US, the internal mike does not pass sound through to Sound Recorder.  I have installed latest drivers.

Answer:microphone input jack

Does it show if you right-click  in a blank area under the recording tab of the Sound panel and select "Show Hidden Devices"? 

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I recently purchased a new W520 laptop and was trying to plug in my headset with built in microphone for using skype.  My old thinkpad T500 had two audio jacks, one for headphones/speakers and one for a microphone, right on the front.  My headset also has 2 3.5 mm jacks.  The new W520 only has a single audio jack with a picture of a headset with microphone above it.  How can I plug my headset in?  Do I need a different type of headset, or is there some kind of joining adapter I can get that will allow me to plug in a my dual jack headset to the laptop? Will this do what I need or is this only for combining two audio signals of the same type (i.e. 2 input or 2 output, not one input and one output) http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10429&cs_id=1042901&p_id=7204&seq=1&for...













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Answer:W520 - No microphone jack

Hi calculate, and welcome to the Lenovo Community!That won't work :-(. It's just a Y splitter, and only a three-conductor splitter at that.Check this knowledge base for adapters community members have found:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/Audio-combo-jack-vs-headphone-earphone-with...Alex1945 recently found one here:http://www.everbatim.net/store/index.php/hardware/microphones-audio/headphone-microphone-jack-splitt...And there are others mention in the related threads.Hope this helps!

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I run vista ultimate on a Toshiba Satellite A205, and frequently record audio into my 1/8" microphone jack on the front of my laptop from an amplifier using audacity. This usually works perfectly fine, but the other day, audacity stopped recording audio input even though the setup of both the hardware and the software hadn't changed. Even though no sound is coming into the computer, the input meters in both audacity and control panel are maxed out as if they were receiving a really loud signal. I've tried everything to fix it but nothing is working. Please help, I really need to be able to use this method of input. I have attached a screenshot of what my control panel looks like, for reference.

Thanks!
 

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im using the headset SADES-708 currently and the mic on the headset wont connect to my laptop, i believe its my laptop's problem because ive tried using other headset and it still doesnt work. please help

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I have a SL 510 Thinkpad.   I am having an intermittent audio recording problem where sometimes my recording is fine but other times there is an odd, high-pitched electronic whine that obscures or blocks out entirely the audio recording.  I am not sure if it is my external microphone or the laptop's jack for the microphone.  I DO have separate jacks for microphone and headphones, and it is an intermittent problem. I am being careful to always plug the external microphone into the jack all the way.   Is there a way to check the voltage in the jack to help diagnose the problem? 

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I run vista ultimate on a Toshiba Satellite A205, and frequently record audio into my 1/8" microphone jack on the front of my laptop from an amplifier using audacity. This usually works perfectly fine, but the other day, audacity stopped recording audio input even though the setup of both the hardware and the software hadn't changed. Even though no sound is coming into the computer, the input meters in both audacity and control panel are maxed out as if they were receiving a really loud signal. I've tried everything to fix it but nothing is working. Please help, I really need to be able to record on my computer. I have attached a screenshot of what my control panel looks like, for reference.

Thanks!
PS- No, nothing is muted, and the drivers are updated.
 

Answer:Microphone jack not working. HELP!

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a while back, i bought a logitech headset with seperate speaker and microphone jacks. everything was working fine, ventrilo was working perfectly. then, one day, my microphone stopped working. i cant remember if i possibly updated something that screwed it up, but i know it still doesnt work.

i went to buy another headset yesterday, thinking it would work, but THAT microphone also doesnt work.

is it the physical microphone port itself? or is it something with settings on my PC that i need to change?

thanks!
 

Answer:microphone jack broken?

Hello mrpainless45, I have experienced the same problem and fixed same by double clicking the speaker icon in the system tray and then clicking options, properties and then scrolling down to microphone and checking the box. Once that box is checked click OK .That allows me to see if the microphone is turned off. I hope this helps.
 

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I just bought a new mic and my z500 isn't picking it up. Is there anyway at all I can get this to work? It is driving me mad and I need to record podcasts this week. PLEASE HELP!
 
 
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Answer:Microphone to combo jack. Is it possible?

hi SoapForBrains,
 
Thanks for posting!
 
You will need to purchase a combo jack splitter
This is an Example
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7695991
 
 
It  Separates the Mic and the earphone connection to prevent grounding issues caused by using a single input mic/headset.
 
Regards
Solid Cruver
 
 





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When I'm using my headset with mini-jack connection on my Lenovo y510p, there are a lot of background noise/hissing.I have tried to test the headset (microphone) with an other computer where it works fine, i have also tried with an other microphone on the lenovo (it does not work either). (so the headset is not the problem)I assume it must be a problem on the Lenovo, but the recording settings on the two computers are the same...What can the problem be?!?!? And how can i fix it?!?!?Plz help

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When I have my microphone plugged in I can't play back any sound. When I go into Control panel, sound, on the tab Playback I only have one option. Speaker/HPRealtek High Definition audioDefault Device When I go into Control panel, Realtek HAD Audio Manager, on the tab Microphone, the Set default device is greyed out. That must be connected to the microphone jack. I don't see how I can select the speakers instead of the microphone jack. I have Uninstalled the software and re-installed it. Thanks,Docfxit  

Answer:Sound comes out of microphone jack instead of speakers

There might be an adaptor for the "combo " jack that tells the computer it is a microphone not a headphone thereby leaving the speakers working ?find at lenovo shop ?

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I got a brand new computer and my headphones and microphone jacks isn't working.Instead, when I plug my headphones in PC it plays music. But it dosen't 'detect it' nor microphone.
I tried reinstalling my audio driver but it dosen't really work.
Help please.
Thank you.
 

Answer:Headphones and microphone jack on new PC not working

Catzzye said:


Headphones and microphone jack on new PC not workingClick to expand...

Return it for a replacement.
 

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Hi, I recently bought a Lenovo Y50-70 and haven't got my headset mic to work. My playback works fine in my headset but the computor doesn't seem to register that my mic is plugged in and says it's disconnected ("urkopplad"), as you can see here: http://imgur.com/fdH7vni I've upgraded all my drivers, both Windows and Realtek HD Audio. Realtek audio manager does not pop up when I plug in the mic, like it did in Windows 8.1. I am now using the laptop mic which is not so fun for the people I sit in skype with.. Has any of you experienced this problem?  Thanks,torngren

Answer:Lenovo Y50-70: Problem with microphone jack

Well the mic connector would have to be the correct compatible type. Its usually a Combo 3.5mm connector with 3 contacts. Fully inserted into this jack. I doubt you have a separate mic jack in your model. The owners manual should clarify that for you. Tech support may be able to identify your issue.





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Hey guys, I'm at my wit's end with this microphone problem. Okay, so I have a Creative SB Audigy sound card (that I installed myself, didn't come with the computer) that works- as far as I can tell- just fine. Sound is exactly the same as ever. The problem is that my computer doesn't seem to register mics anymore- not through the jack in the audio card, nor anywhere else. Is it possible for a single jack to fail? Or is there something in the software somewhere that's "turned it off"? I mean, in the volume control sections there's always a spot to turn on the mic. Whenever I hit that, I hear an increase in white noise/static, but I never hear anything else, like the jack being plugged in, or the sound of my breathing through my mic.

Anyways, I'd love some pointers with this, I'm frankly at a loss for what to do.

-edit- pfft, silly me. I should probably add that I added the card like, a year or two ago, and the mic jack worked fine right up until prolly six months ago.

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Hey,

So I've been using my brother's old AHS-602i headset, primarily for Skype. It was working completely fine, no static or anything. Out of nowhere, it stopped recording any audio, and when I raise the microphone level and boost, I get a loud static. Tried with another headset of mine, the Logitech Clearchat Premium, and have the same problem. Note that audio playback works perfectly fine through the front speaker/headphone jack. But the microphone jacks (I tried the rear ports, again speaker jack works but not mic) aren't working now.

I'm running Windows 7 Home 32-bit on my HP Pavilion a1520n. Something possibly notable is that when I upgraded video cards about a year ago now, it caused my audio to completely not work. After several driver installation attempts, I got it working with a particular Realtek HD Audio Driver (although I can't recall the exact name...). My video card is a PCI-E MSI n220gt, which has an hdmi output (which could possibly cause an issue?). I also remember having this problem with my microphone before, but I don't have the slightest idea what I did in the previous occasions.

My microphone is set to the default device, but it's not recording. Help?

Thanks,

Matt
 

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I bought a brand new:

Acer 9550
ATI radeon HD 3650 graphics
Amd phenom x4 quad-core processor
4 gb ddr2 memory
640 gb sata hard drive
super multi drive
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On my old computer I've used cool edit 2.0 to record songs and such. Call me crazy but I thought buying a new computer, I could still use that program. The problem is I cannot use my microphone...or my guitar (both requiring an adapter plug to put in the computer). I have a RealTek soundcard and the newest drivers installed.
After looking through pages and pages of people with mic problems I still could not find one with my unique situation. I have a few questions.
I've managed to get some sound out of my mic but only from one side/or channel. (my left ear). That was from pluggin the mic in red jack in the back of my comp. how can i get it so it will come out of both right AND left? maybe this computer won't recognize this microphone since it wasn't really designed for the computer. if so...why on earth would my old computer recognize it? That's the thing too. My computer has no problem recognizing the mic or guitar. Says it's working actually. lol (sadly i actually truly laughed out loud) I'm just getting tired and am in desperate need of answers. Any suggestions or questions would be much appreciated. I'm too tired to go into more detail with what i've done trying to solve this. heh. Thanks for reading

-Adam

Answer:Microphone/Guitar Jack Not working

Hi, depp_x, and welcome to the forums.

I noticed you said you got *some* sound using the jack in the back - assuming the red is a light red, I beleive that is the line in jack - and thus the sound would be (naturally) low level as it is used for line in.

Now, are you using the front panel jacks? Another poster here went around and around in circles trying to figure out why he could not get the mic working- and it came down to a small setting in the RealTek drivers - disabling the Automatic jack detection on the front panel.

See if this helps you.

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I have  a headset I'd like to plug in, it has a better microphone but I don't see a jack for microphones, just for headsets. Is there a jack or how can I use my external microfphone

Answer: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:   http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03328663.pdf Regards.

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Hi, I have a lenovo Y510p 755m SLI 8 GB Ram with windows 8.1. Whenever i plug in my earphones into the microphone jack the earphone's microphone doesn't work. I tried another earphone but it didn't work too. Even tho realtek HD audio manager shows a notification that a jack has been plugged in and allows me to choose between "MIC IN" or "LINE IN". Yet, the microphone is not working. What should i do?Any help would be appreciated





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Answer:Y510p Microphone Jack problem

The Microphone port is tight too i guess





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I have an HP Pavillion entertainment Laptop dv9700. I got a virus taken off my computer a few months ago but to take the virus off the computer place I took it took had to wipe my computer and then put all my data back. Since then I've had two frustrating problems:

1. When I plug my headphones into the headphone jack, the sound still plays from the regular speakers and I don't hear any sound in the headphones (I've already tried suing a different pair of headphones and that didn't help).

2. My microphone (which came pre-installed on the computer) doesn't work.

PLEASE help me. I'm taking a plane on Friday and REALLY need my computer to keep me sane during my layover. Thanks!!

Answer:Headphone jack/microphone not working

Realtek
Go here, on the right side is a link for HD Audio Codec Driver. Download and install latest driver. Ask if you need help to do that.

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Is there an adapter/splitter available for the Envy 23-o014 headphone/microphone combo jack?

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There is none lol. When I bought this laptop, in the store there was 1x microphone jack. Lol not really. I have one gaming headset and I can't use it, becuse it's microphone and audio needs separate jacks. Any good suggestion, how to fix it?  Becuse first of all, when I insert my audio, the internal mic is not working too, and secondly, internal mic is one of the crappiest I have ever seen lol. So, in conclusion, I need to use my gaming headset on this comp, HOW?

Answer:Lenovo G505S microphone jack

hi dataplayer,
 
Thanks for posting and sorry to hear about your trouble.
 
If you only see one jack for the mic/headphone then it's most likely an audio combo jack as discussed in this article.
 
If your gaming headset uses a separate connector for the mic/headphone then you will may need to get a PC Headset to 3.5mm adapter (like this item).
 
 
Regards

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Hello everyone, hope this doesnt sound to much like a noob question but here goes. I have just had to reformat my pc because of some little darlings dumping some nasty little devils into it But have it all up and running now with no troubles except for this. The microphone jack in the front of my machine no longer seems to excist It worked before the reformat but not now. When i go to sound and recording properties it only shows the mic jack at the rear of my machine. Anyone got any ideas where i went wrong.
Thanks
Steve

Oh its a Dell pc running vista home premium.
 

Answer:Front microphone jack not working

What is your sound card name? If it is Realtek on recent pc, try to change Front Panel Inputs > HD Audio to AC'97 on the bios settings.
 

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Hello,After recently dropping my laptop ( I know it wasn't smart :/) my microphone jack has not been working. Instead of reading my microphone, the laptop seems to think the microphone jack is another audio jack. I have no idea what to do, please help!

Answer:Y570 Microphone Jack Issue?

hi leafpanda,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Looking at the parts, both the Audio and Microphone jack are soldered into the motherboard, If the impact hit this spot when the computer fell, it's possible that the Audio and/or the Microphone jack got damaged. To fix this, you will need to:
1. Replace the motherboard or
2. Repair the damaged jack by desoldering/soldering it back (requires board level soldering skills)
 
Alternatively, you can also use a USB sound adapter (like this one) to route the audio/microphone signals.
 
 
Regards

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My friend has a compaq 2200 laptop that runs Windows XP. For about a year and half now the microphone jack isn't functional, or barely functional. At first it was working but he said someone jammed something in there and it created a lot of static when he tried to use it. After I took a look at it I put some tin foil to see if that would do anything but no luck. The only way it works is if you press down while the microphone line is plugged in the jack, but this is a hassle and sometimes it doesn't work. So first of all it used to work, then it created static, then you had to push down to make it work a little, now it doesn't work at all, just emits a static or buzzing noise.

I tried buying a usb to audio adapter with a usb side and headphone/mic jack on the other side, but it's poor quality and one of the two of his usb jacks is broken, the other has a cheap usb hub that connects his usb mouse, and cheap usb hub plus cheap usb audio adapter equals cheap quality sound. Although it works fine on my computer :-D.

Anyways what possible way is there for me to help him fix it, I haven't soldered anything before but I could try. I opened up his laptop but the area where the audio jacks are where hidden, and the manual wasn't clear on how to open that area. I'm not too skilled with laptops as I am with PC's so yeah.

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Answer:Microphone jack is broken, solutions?

It sounds like your friend needs to bite the bullet & have the laptop fixed properly.
From the sound of it that would involve a new motherboard.
Might be less expensive to get a different one that works right.

The 2 drawbacks to laptops is they aren't veru upgradable or easy/inexpensive for the average user to repair.
 

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Hi

This is a HP 6720s notebook and it seems the microphone connector plug might be broken.
I tested the microphone on 2 different computers and it's working fine on those.
The headphone connector (which is next to the microphone connector on this notebook), is working all OK so I don't think it's just a driver problem.
This computer was disassembled (then reassembled) by a computer technician for internal cleaning, maybe he forgot to reconnect it or something... I'm not sure. (I'm mainly into desktop computers but I'm not afraid to take a look inside to see if I can fix it )
So my question is, what can be the problem? I'm only guessing. We could also try software tricks as I don't think this technician would have messed it up on purpose but who knows, maybe he just forgot about that connector.
So... where should we begin diagnosing this problem?

Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Microphone jack connector not working

Just a shot in the dark here......... have you been to device manager to check for missing/outdated drivers?

Conversely have you tried a system restore to a point before the cleaning? Assuming it worked before that.

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Hello, I have 2 questions: 1) Which connector type is required for HP Pavilion x360 13-a200nw Standard              Tip                  Ring 1                 Ring 2               SleeveOMTP                    Left Audio                Right Audio             Microphone               GroundCTIA /AHJ             Left Audio                Right Audio             Ground                       Microphone 2) What is the voltage required by the microphone?Kind regards, Greg

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I have a headset set with a mic. It has 3.5mm plugs for the mic and the speakers. Just recently they stopped working together. What I mean is if I have either one of them plugged in, that one works. If I have both plugged in, the sound manager appears as if neither of them are plugged in. I've tried other headphones with the jacks and get the same result. I've tried reinstalling the driver, doing a system restore and using CCleaner to clean my registry. I've also messed around with just about every setting in the audio manager. Anyone have any ideas? It's odd that they work independently, which leads me to believe that the insertion detection is working just fine.

I have a Toshiba Satellite R845-S95 with Windows 7.
 

Answer:Headphone and Microphone Jack won't Work Together

Turn off the insertion detection on realtek. Top-right corner somewhere, from memory.
 

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I bought a Presario C700 mainly to record my vinyl albums not realizing it doesn't have a line-in jack.Can I safely use the microphone jack to connect to either the line-out or 'phone jack on my hi-fi? I'd prefer not to have to buy an external soundcard with line-in device as they are about $100. Laptop has a Conexant soundcard. Any suggestions for the easiest(idiot-proof) software would be greatly appreciated-I've looked at Audacity,Spin It Again,Polderbits et.al & am getting more & more confused.
Any help greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:Solved: Recording thru' microphone jack

You might be able to use the Line out of your stereo system to record through the mic input on the laptop. There are two issues though.

1) The microphone input is most likely monophonic and you will no be able to record in stereo. You will need a suitable adapter cable to mix the two line outputs to the single mic input.

2) The line output may have too high of a signal level and cause distortion even if you turn the mic input level down on the computer. I believe that Radio Shack used to sell in line attenuators to cut the volume. Not sure if they still do.
 

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Hey I have a Lenovo G580 and on the side it has a input jack which I am assuing is a headset icon beside it. I have just bought a microphone to record my voice but I cant seem to get the microphone to be picked up and I was just wondering is this jack a combo jack that allows for a micophone? If so do you have any ideas as to why its not being picked up? Thanks













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Answer:Lenovo G580 Microphone Jack?

Welcome to the forum. 
 
Yes, it is a combo jack. You need to use a splitter, that separates the mic, and the headphones, such as this:
 
http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-MUYHSMFF-Headset-Splitter-Adapter/dp/B004SP0WAQ
 
There are a lot of similar types out there.
 
Cheers
 
DragonRider

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I am not getting any sound out of external speakers or headphones once I plug into the microphone jack.  I am getting sound out of the internal speakers.  I have verified the external speakers and headphones work with two other devices. Any thoughts ?

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I'm trying to use an external hardware playback source connected to the 3,5 mm microphone jack.How does one activate/select this jack for recording/playback?

Answer:T520 3,5 mm microphone jack not working

It appears by changing the text "Internal Microphone" to "Docking Microphone" in the CP "Sound" menu, the 3,5 mm input socket is connected.However, the channel balance between L and R channels is non existent with the left channel volume much higher than the right.

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All sounds only go through the built-in speakers... even when I plug in an earphone, nothing changes and sounds continue to play through the speaker.
I've tried uninstalling IDT High Definition Audio Codec and Intel(R) High Definition Audio HDMI (since they are the only drivers I found on Device manager) but nothing changed.
All my drivers are already updated and I don't know any other issues about this. I've read somewhere to make the Independent Headphones as the 'Default Device' (in the Playback Devices) but it's not working, I couldn't change it, it can just be changed to 'Default Communications Device'. (Do you guys think that is a problem?)

By the way, I have Compaq Presario CQ40-551TU, Windows 7 - 32 bit. I badly need your help, guys.. I've already read a looooot of forums that has somewhat the same issue, but to no avail. Please help..

Answer:Microphone/Earphone jack not working

Is this a problem that NEVER worked or a recent problem? If it NEVER worked, I would suspect a PC hardware problem, since there is an extra contact in the headphone jack that controls the sensing and switching.

Do you have any other IDT audio panel, in the Control Panel/Hardware and sounds? If you do check that for possible configuration issues.

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I have discovereed, when using the single combo jack on My month old Lenovo u30-70  the sound will work on the headset,  but not the mic. (typical audio headset for phone) i have tried 3 different headsets, but none work. the microphone on the front of the laptop works.
 
I need to use the combo jack for skype. 
 
Solution?  thank you! 
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

Answer:U30-70 - Combo audio jack microphone not working

If other people have this problem, I had to send it back to Lenovo. they installed a new card. Apparently it was broken when it left. thankfully it was still under warranty. 

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I have a G710 Lenovo laptop. It comes with a combo audio jack. I tried plugging my microphone it in but it wouldnt pick it up, it would only register the headphones. I bought a splitter for it and it still wont pick up the microphone. I know the microphone works because if i use a USB adapter, it works fine.

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Hello/Good morning/Good afternoon,
I am asking if anyone knows the software to get the headphone jack to pick up as a mic, I have done it but due to issues had to reset my Laptop, if anyone knows then please let me know
Thanks
 
 
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Answer:Z50-70 - Headphone/microphone jack issues, was working, now not

Good day and welcome to the community.Please provide more information about your system (model, OS, recent updates, etc), otherwise it will be difficult for the community to assist you. We will also be able to confirm that your post is in the proper forum.Regards.

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As the title says my motherboard doesn't have a microphone jack so i'm unable to use my headset microphone. Is there a way to use the line-in jack as a microphone jack?
 

Answer:Motherboard Ms-7800 missing microphone jack

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Hey, first of all, just saying that I'm new to this site. I think it's really cool though, that theres a tech support site that actually has a lot of people on. Anyway, I own a Dell Dimension Desktop, A Gateway (Dont know what brand) laptop, and my friend has a Mac (dont know the brand). Anyway, me and my friend are doing a radio show for school, and we need microphones. I have USB headsets, and we could use those, except that we can only use one at a time or else they override eachother, and that doesnt work well. We also each have those little mics that come with the computer, but we still dont have a way to use both at the same time. We were wondering though, is there any way to use a splitter like that of a headphone jack for a CD player, to split the input of a microphone port? Also, I notice that with my USB headsets, i get "white noise" aka static in the backround when I am not talking, and fainter when I am talking. Will I not get the white noise with a regular mic as opposed to a USB mic? Please if anyone knows the answer, reply. Thanks...
 

Answer:Using a headphone jack splitter in a microphone port...

You can't connect two microphones like two sets of headphones. You'll need some sort of mixer. If you have an electronic mic that has a high enough signal level, you could put on into the Line-In jack, and the other into the Mic jack.
 

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My laptop only has one combo audio/microphone jack, and I can't get the microphone to work at all. I just bought a new headset that came with an audio/microphone splitter specifically for the purpose of using it on this laptop. While the output works fine, the microphone input is absolutely ignored.

I am 100% positive this is an audio/microphone splitter (and not just an audio splitter) as it has 3 rings on the end of it (indicating that it is compatible with using a microphone), and one of the input jacks even has a microphone icon on it. Realtek Settings are nowhere to be found in Control Panel, and I couldn't seem to find anything in the system sound settings that would help me either.

I've already spent money on this new headset, so as you can imagine I'm pretty frustrated that this is not working, and I really, really don't want to spend any more money. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Microphone not working with combo audio jack

Does anyone have a solution?

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Hello/Good morning/Good afternoon,I am asking if anyone knows the software to get the headphone jack to pick up as a mic, I have done it but due to issues had to reset my Laptop, if anyone knows then please let me knowThanks

Answer:Headphone/microphone jack issues, was working, now not

Good day and welcome to the community.Please provide more information about your system (model, OS, recent updates, etc), otherwise it will be difficult for the community to assist you. We will also be able to confirm that your post is in the proper forum.Regards.

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I was wondering if I could direct my microphone input strait to my headphone jack so the sound input could be heard on headphones. Also, could I disable the feature that turns off my built-in speakers when I plug in headphones. I have a hp pavilion dv9000 with vista installed. any help?
 

Answer:Solved: microphone to headphone jack and speakers

I use an external mixer for this kind of thing- that way I can not only use the headphones to monitor the inputs, but my mixer allows me to select one input among many while not disturbing the mix.

Even an inexpensive mixer will have multiple mic or high level inputs and many will have the ability to add reverb or other effects. They can also feed one or more computers for recording (and/or backup of main recording).

letchworth
 

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My laptop only has one combo audio/microphone jack, and I can't get the microphone to work at all. I just bought a new headset that came with an audio/microphone splitter specifically for the purpose of using it on this laptop. While the output works fine, the microphone input is absolutely ignored.

I am 100% positive this is an audio/microphone splitter (and not just an audio splitter) as it has 3 rings on the end of it (indicating that it is compatible with using a microphone), and one of the input jacks even has a microphone icon on it. Realtek Settings are nowhere to be found in Control Panel, and I couldn't seem to find anything in the system sound settings that would help me either.

I've already spent money on this new headset, so as you can imagine I'm pretty frustrated that this is not working, and I really, really don't want to spend any more money. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Microphone not working with combo audio jack

Does anyone have a solution?

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Anyone knows if the microphone/headset combo jack on ThinkPad P50 is a TRRS jack (Tip/Ring/Ring/Sleeve)? What I tried to do is to connect ThinkPad P50 with iPhone 6 so that one side's output is the other side's input.  So I can record the audio. From my research, iPhone's jack is TRRS spec.  I can easily find TRRS splitter on eBay, for example, here's a splitter with female plugs: http://www.ebay.com/itm/371299679312 If ThinkPad P50 is using the same TRRS spec, I can just buy another TRRS splitter with male plugs. Thanks!

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I have just bought a HP Pavilion 15 n-278sa laptop. It comes with a single 3.5mm port which is used for both audio out and line in. The laptop will work fine when outputting sound through the jack and a pair of headphones. However when i try to use the same port as a line in to record sound from an external device i am having some problems. I am trying to connect my mixer to the laptop using a standard lead, red & white one end and 3.5mm jack on the other. At first I was not getting any change whatsoever under the Recording tab in Sound settings. It just says 'not plugged in' under the microphone. After doing some research I found that the lead I was using, a 3 section plug, would not work and that was the reason there was no change when i plugged it in. I bought a 4 section plug & eureka, the laptop recognised the lead & showed this on the Recording tab. I thought my problem was sorted but this was not the case at all. As soon as I plug the red & white end of the lead into the output on the mixer, the laptop screen displays the 'not plugged in' message again as though I have unplugged the lead at the 3.5mm jack end. This makes no sense to me whatsoever?!? How can it recognise the lead is plugged in with no problems but then go back to not recognising it as soon as the other end is plugged into an external output?! Surely there must be a way of rectifying this as currently its impossible to record any sound on the laptop from... Read more

Answer:Headphone & Microphone Combo Audio Jack

Hi dave_holmes, Welcome to the HP Forums! I would like to take a moment and thank you for using the forum, it is a great place to find answers. For you to have the best experience in the HP forum, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I understand you are trying to connect your mixer to the notebook. After connecting  the appropriate adapter  it was showing correctly. Once you connected the mixer it disappeared. Here is a link to YouTube, which has  a selection of videos on connecting a mixer to a notebook or laptop, that may assist you.YouTube /connect mixer to laptop As it was seen correctly before you connected the mixer, the notebook is working correctly. You will need to contact the manufacturer of the mixer for instructions on connecting it to a notebook with one input/output port. 

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I have  a yogabook, and I want to use an external microphone to record audio. I read somewhere that the audio port is a combo headphone/microphone, but it didn't work with my samsung's combo headphone. I wonder if this information is correct? If not, do you know if there is any way to use an external microphone?

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hello, problem with using the microphone jack on new compaq laptop.using xp media edition 2002 service pack 2. picking up a lot of noise from somewhere.: noise is there even when mic is unpluged???
 

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Hello. I have a W510 with mini dock series 3. The Mini Dock has separate jacks for headphone and microphone instead of the combo jack thats on the pc. I have tried to use the jacks on the dock but I wont work. Any suggestions??

Answer:Mini Dock 3 Headphone and Microphone Jack

hey Wesper, curious to know, if you plug in a normal head/earphone to the Mini Dock's audio jack, does it work correctly? And does the ear/headphone set work with the W510 audio jack ?I would suggest, undocking and redocking the Mini Dock. At the same time, do go to >>http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-74582.htmlupdate your system too





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I have an Asus - s56c-xx234H laptop which have an combo audio/mic jack

My headset have two, and when i don't have a splitter/combiner i wan't to use the internal mic.

But hwne headset connected, i can't use the internal mic,
When i disconnet headset, internal mic works.

I know i can both, as it have worked before.

I searching the internet for a solution, and iahev looked both in the windows recording device and in realtex HD audio configurator, but can't seem to find any setting which will chose internal mic????

I of course running WIndos 8
 

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The microphone jack no longer recognizes the headset microphones that I connect. I have tried with 2 headsets. Headphones are working fine.In RealTek HD Audio configuration, advanced settings, I have set the audio sources to be split instead of combined. It makes no difference if I select combined. This was working before. Laptop Y50-70

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Hi, I have a brand new U310 Touch that I am trying to use for Skype. The built in microphone is working OK but whenever I try to connect a headset through the combo jack the recording volume is really low.  There is definitely some input coming from the microphone but the volume is just really low. The problem seems significantly worse on Skype compared with Sound Recorder, but is not great on either. I have tried all the settings I can find in "manage audio settings" but nothing seems to work. The Lenovo user guide somewhat cryptically mentions "Recording may not be supported if third-party headphones or headsets are connected, due to different industry standards" but it doesn't give any details about what standards will work. I have tried three different headsets (the bundled headset form Samsung Galaxy SII and HTC One plus a set of Bose QC15) so I don't there there is anything wrong with the headsets. Any help or ideas would be much appreciated. Thanks Alex













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Answer:U310: low microphone volume through combo jack

hi Alexmcauley,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Have you tried adjusting the microphone boost,
http://www.kombitz.com/2009/01/14/microphone-problem-under-windows-7-and-vista/
 
Let me know your findings
 
Thanks and regards
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I 'm pretty sure i'm not the only only experiencing this issue, how does one use microphones to a pc with a single audio jack? Please i really need some sort of serious attention because **bleep** when i bought this product i thought it had everything i need. Only to realize something special to me is missing...... I was gonna return it or buy a different product otherwise, i'm here enquiring.

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I have a Lenovo G780 and my heaphone jack is broken. I do have a USB interface that I use for mixing music that allows me to use headphones, but that's not always convenient. Stock sound card and driver. Is there a way to reroute sound so that I can use my microphone jack as an audio out? I think I've tried everything short of opening her up and messing with the wiring. Any help would be appreciated

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Loaded all software updates,followed all the instructions and still would not record from external mic.Finally found the problem.The imput jack on the laptop is a piece of junk and does not work.How I found this out was while plugging in the four pin connector I noticed the mic icon flash so I slowly removed the four pin connector and the external mic started to work.However as soon as I let go of the four pin connector it fell out and would not stay in the imput jack.All the way in would not work ,half way in works but wil not stay in place.So how do I get this repaired?  I now have a workaround for this.Got a USB mic and the software recognized it.However after doing some more web searches to solve the output (input) jack problem I found that this is not just a HP thing.Seems other manufactures such as Dell are just as bad.This does not excuse Hp of using a crappy part; probably just to save a few pennies.

Answer:External microphone in headphone jack on Hp envy 15-j160no ?

Hi there @Harley5560,  Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome! This is a great site to get answers and ask questions. I read your post on the Forum. From what I understand you are trying to use a Headset with a Microphone built in and you are not getting results from the microphone portion. I read that you updated your last post to say that you purchased a USB microphone and that is working for your flawlessly.  Here is a document I found called Resolving Headphones and Headset Problems (Windows 8).   If you were to look at your HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC and HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 Notebook PC - Maintenance and Service Guide, it says "Connects optional powered stereo speakers, headphones, earbuds, a headset, or a television audio cable. Also connects an optional headset microphone. This jack does not support optional microphone-only devices". NOTE: Be sure that the device cable has a 4- conductor connector that supports both audio-out (headphone) and audio-in (microphone). Did this reply resolve your issue or answer your question? If yes, then please share the good news! Let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. You can also show your appreciation by clicking the Thumbs Up. If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with the results of the troubleshooting. Thank ... Read more

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My speakers are plugged into the sound card in the back, and I am able to plug my headphones into this little audio controller I have out front if I want to use that. The mic part of the cord can't reach the back, so I have to use the front. Is there a way to get the front ports working using the soundcard drivers, or do I have to enable the onboard sound drivers, then running two sets of sound drivers. When I do this, will my sound card drivers be the ones dominating? I don't want my card to go to waste because of this.

Answer:Using front microphone jack when a sound card is installed

What soundcard is it? I know my audio drivers allow me to enable/disable the front audio ports.

It depends on where your front audio ports are plugged into though, if they're plugged into the motherboard then I suppose the CPU would probably be doing the work, and if they're plugged into your sound card then the sound card will do the work.

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Hello, I'd like to know how to enable my front microphone/headphone entrance (the green and pink ones) on Windows 7

Thanks =)

Answer:How do I enable my front microphone and headphone jack with Windows 7?

The front panel should automatically be enabled, providing the cable for the front panel audio is connected to the motherboard, and you are using the correct sound driver. I assume you have Realtek as I used to have a P8Z77 LE Plus motherboard and it had Realtek on board audio.

On many PC cases there are two connections available for front panel audio, "HD Audio" and "AC 97". The HD Audio is preferred as it as some jack sensing functions that the older AC97 does not have.

I looked at the Realtek HD Audio Manager on my system and there is no option to enable or disable the front panel jacks. There is an option to mute or not mute the speakers when a headset is plugged in but that's all.

Even if you only have the generic, basic function, Windows installed High Definition Audio drivers installed instead of the correct hardware drivers you should still get front panel headphone operation.

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I have a T430 and I'm getting annoyed at the fact that when I unplug my speakers from the combo audio jack, the DC power fed to the microphone pin causes both speakers to bottom out as the left/right contacts are drawn past the mic contact. Can I disable the microphone power somehow? I know it's off when there's nothing plugged in as the speakers don't make any noise when I plug the jack in, only when I pull it back out. I only need the internal mic for Skype and such, I will never connect an external mic to the audio port.

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Hello all, firstly; apologies for any headaches caused, however, until I buy a capture card I'm recording gameplay through a camera (the quality to my surprise isn't bad either). However picking up the audio requires me to turn up the TV volume quite a lot and also the mic (on my headset) to 100 + 20dB boost in Control Panel > Sound > Recording. As you can imagine, audio is average at best.

So, a cheap solution I thought would be to buy something like this, but I'm not entirely sure it'll work?
3.5mm Male to 2 Dual Female Plug Jack Stereo Audio Headset Mic Y Splitter Cables | eBay

The plan is to basically plug my headsets microphone jack to the red/pink one which will input the audio from that, but for the green, Plug in a male to male audio jack (one of these, which I already have):
From my TV to the green one. But I'm not sure if the green is for inputting or outputting audio?

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So here's where it gets even more complicated:

If the above will work (or you can link me to something that does what I'm wanting), I want to actually listen to the TV audio through my headsets headphones. A simple solution here would be to tick "Listen to this Device" in Control Panel > Sound > Recording, however that also means listening to my voice as well (which I find very offputting).

So, because my headset is like this:

(headphone jack + microphone jack)

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Answer:Inputting Microphone and Headphone audio into the line in jack

You cannot attach mismatched impedance devices directly to the PC. Some motherboards will re-task the jack based on the device plugged in and others will go up in smoke or simply turn off the jack.

I'm not a game player but isn't there software that will capture game play?

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When I plug a microphone into either the microphone jack on the T61p or onthe advanced dock, I can set the playback volume and use playback functionsas expected.  However, when I try to use record functions, only the microphonejack on the T61p works.  I get nothing when the microphone is plugged intothe advanced dock.  Is there some setting one must do to get record functionsto work with the advanced dock microphone jack and not just the T61p????

Answer:Problem with Microphone Jack on Advanced Dock with T61p

I finally solved this by going back to an older set of SoundMAX drivers found in this thread:http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=T_Series_Thinkpads&message.id=24566&query.id=180... The older driver solves this problem! I can't believe Lenovo hasn't fixed this!

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Can anyone provide an explanation of how the Line-in/Microphone Combo Jack on the rear panel of the OptiPlex 990 USFF (actually the same on all 990 models) is configured?
See http://clascsg.uconn.edu/download/specs/O990.pdf  page 9 item #17 for a photo.
Is there a special plug that goes into this jack to split the 2 devices?
Is the jack stereo or mono?
Is it really just one input with a large voltage input range?

Thanks,
Terry Muskoff

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I have Dell optiplex 3050, Microphone is not detect/show in recording device. where audio is working normally. And Headset/earphone(Microphone)  is working good in smartphone.

Answer:Microphone not detect of single jack headset/earphones

There are several versions of the 3050, Tower, Small Form Factor, All in One, etc.  Which one do you have exactly.
However, on many PC's, the smartphone headset/mic combo does not work without an adapter for the plug.  The smartphone plug is a "TRRS" (Tip, Ring1, Ring2, Sleeve) and PC's use a "TRS" (Tip, Ring, Sleeve).  This is likely your problem.  There are adapters available to convert and split the mic and headset into separate plugs.

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Well, I used my microphone on my laptop once to call a friend on Skype. Everything worked fine, even with my headphones plugged into the audio jack. But the day after, I try and do the same but my microphone isn't even working. After lots of frustration and trial and error, I find that it's the headphones being plugged into the audio jack that's causing this. Does anyone know how to fix this? Something simple, right? I use my headphones when I'm calling anyone. I don't want anyone to hear and I hate headsets with a burning passion. They make my head hurt, so is there any way to fix this? Thanks (:

Answer:Microphone Doesn't Work When Headphones are in Audio Jack

Try refreshing the audio. Go to the device manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the RealTek HD audio, then LEFT click "Uninstall". DO NOT uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the audio. This fixes any Windows/Audio corruption and many other problems. If you are lucky it will take care of your problem.

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Does the "audio combo jack" on the Lenovo G710 conform to the CTIA or the OMTP standard? That is, is it left/right/gnd/mic or left/right/mic/gnd? And why is this information so hard to find?

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Downloaded a driver from acer.com and now my microphone jack dont work. I uninstalled it and now the microphone jack works but now the headphone jack doesn't work. Whenever I uninstall/install something either the headphone or the microphone jack stops working.
i have an Acer Aspire 7750z.
I use beats solo hd 2 on the microphone jack. Before I tried downloaded a driver both microphone and headphone jack were working fine.

Answer:Downloaded a driver from acer and now my microphone jack dont work

What "driver" did you download? A sound driver or some other driver?

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How can I use the microphone jack to input and record audio from a cassette or record player using output from the player's headphone jack?

Audio output to speakers is OK but recording is badly distorted.
Computer L650 OED017.

Answer:Satellite L650: How to use microphone jack to record audio from player

Hi

The microphone jack does not support the line-in which allows to record the audio stream from a device.

You can use the external microphone to record monaural sounds into your applications. It can also be used to issue voice commands to applications that support such functions.

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I?m experiencing terrible microphone noise when using an external headset with my new Lenovo X1 Carbon.I first wanted to use my iPhone 5S earphones with a mic that has a TRRS 3.5mm plug. Nobody could hear me on Skype, so I thought that I just had faulty earphones. I then tried using high-end BOSE headset with TRRS 3.5mm plug, costs 240, and expected the highest quality but had the same problem.When I tried headphones with a few phones and iPad ? everything works perfectly. I recorded a 5 sec sample sitting in a quiet room, you can download it here http://d.pr/a/gRlE I tried rebooting, changing mic settings - nothing helped. Does anyone else have this problem or just me?

Answer:External combo jack microphone noise new Lenonovo X1 Carbon

Hi Su-027,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing the issue with Combo Audio port on your ThinkPad X1 Carbon.
 
Regarding the issue please check with below link and follow the instruction.
 
Combo Audio Port
 
Please click here to find the Lenovo compatible accessories for your system.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards
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Hello community. Just got my 7567 and cannot get my microphone working when i use the combo audio/mic jack. Try 2 pairs of headphone apple and beat with microphone, sound come out great but the microphone dont work. I receive the popup from maxxaudio pro asking what i just put in but no option for combo mic and sound. I did check the Maxxaudio main setting, dident see anything related to mic. Need some help here. Thx you all for your time.

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I have do frequent web conferencing with couple of people with me and one person on the other side. Each one of us takes turn to speak but we ALL  need to hear what the other person  on the other side is saying.For better voice quality, it is best that the speaker at our end use a microphone but we all hear the voices of the remote person through the loud speakers or any external speakerhowever, given that there is a combo jack in ThinkPad, as soon as I plug a microphone in, we are not able to hear the sound of the remote person through the laptop loudspeakers.Is there any configuration or any software that could make this possible?

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How do I disable the automatic detection for my speaker output jack?

Once in a while when I change jacks on for my headphones / desktop speakers, the speaker jack "Fails to detect" the change.

WTF is that? I do not want some lame windows crap trying to since when I have something plugged in or not, ESPECIALLY if its not going to wokr.

ESPECIALLY if its going to lock itself from working when it fails to detect.

if I plug the cable in, I do not want windows checking and disableing.

Answer:How To disable that Microphone jack detection system, broken joke.

well, i tried to "re"find the thread that showed me what to change in the registry editor, to disable the auto detect function.

I searched google a few more times and could not find it. but searching something with "Speaker jack auto detection disable windows 7" , somewhere I found how to disable the option in the registery.

I havent reset my computer yet, but id imagine it disabled. so probably solved.

I couldnt find the answer the first few times I checked google. so I posted.
then I found it.
now I cant find it again, to repost the answer. X_x. so if anyone finds it.
post it i guess ^ ^

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Hi,

I have installed Windows Vista onto this laptop which was originally an XP, but I have not got the headphone jack working.

How do I turn it on or do I have to download it from toshiba website?

Answer:Satellite Pro A200-18P - microphone / headphone jack not working with Vista

Hi

First of all you have to check if there is an special BIOS for Vista.
As far as I know some A200 series needs BIOS which was released especially for Vista OS.

I think the notebook needs Realtek sound driver.
Therefore in control panel you should see the Realtek HD audio manager.
Go there and you will see the mic and headphone jack on the right.
Click right there and check if there are some settings which have to be enabled.

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Hi there I am in desperate need of help,
I have recently upgraded my computer to windows 8 and since doing so the built in microphone has stopped working on my computer but it was working before when I search for the device it just comes up with its not plugged in! I am really confused on how to solve this problem. I have tried everything I can think of so some help would be very grateful please.
Many Thanks
Cassie
 

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Hi

I've just bought a 4.1 surround sound system to get better sound from my Satellite A100-201 laptop with Windows XP Realtek HD audio on.
The sound system has two 3.5mm jacks.

I've tried to set it so the microphone jack acts as the front speakers and the headphone jack as the rear speakers but in Realtek it won't let me change the microphone jack to speakers out as says only 2CH speakers in scrolldown bar.

Anyone got any ideas on how to get it to work?

Many thanks in advance

Graham

Answer:Satellite A100-2101won't let me change the microphone jack to speakers out

>but in Realtek it won't let me change the microphone jack to speakers out as says only 2CH speakers in scrolldown bar

To be honest I don?t think that you will be able to change the mic port as a speaker out port!
The mic jack is an audio-in interface which receives the audio signals! You cannot use it as an audio-out port!!!

To use your speakers you need a Audio Spliter or use a a special cable that take a 3.5mm and splits into multiple 3.5mm females.
Then you could take your speakers and plug in to the two to three (four) 3.5mm male ends into the females ends coming out of your headphone (SPDIF) jack

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Hi All.
Since early this morning.. my Earthink home page. has changed to another Earthlink page.. by a page that says.. Earthlink.. and then " Earthlink_outage".. something to that effect.
I figured it was something technical with them. and spoke to Earthlink 3 x today. and each time. they can't seem to fix it.

Did all the necessary stuff, deleting files, cookies, etc.. ran all spyware programs. and even did a system restore.. The only thing I DID do -. thats new.. was I did install the windows NEW critical updates..
So, when all else fails.. I turn to you guys.. Something does look like it's NOT supposed to be in my log.. (local host). haven't seen that before..
Have I been hijacked???

THanks
Helene

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:42:22 PM, on 2/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
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Answer:Hi Jack.(page keeps changing)

Hi All.. Sorry to post again.. But nobody responded yesterday.. to my original post.. So I still want to make sure things are okay.

I was able to get my Earthlink page back.. But I had to do it.. using a different page.. Its in the new log now. and I just want to know.. if things look okay.. Every time, I start my computer.. I get "Someone is trying to change your homepage".. etc.. etc..

I have it set.. as support.Earthlink.net.. and that seems to be okay..

So, if someone can just double check, and see if anything has 'done any damage'. or I should eliminate anything.. I'd sure appreciate its.
Thanks so much
Helene

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:32:05 AM, on 2/13/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
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Hello, I have problem with connecting microphone to my notebook... Sound card can't see it. I've tryed connecting it using spliter (this one http://www.dtpsoft.pl/images/AKC-ADA/AKCDLCADA0030/AKCDLCADA0030_1.jpg ) and directly putting jack into the nest. In both cases it doesn't work - system detects headphones only. External microphone appears only when i connect spliter alone - when i put micriphone or headphones (or both) it disappears. What can i do with my trifle? Is it possible that the spliter is broken? Or mabye it isn't compatible?I have got the lastest audio drivers from lenovo's webside. Regards,Tomasz













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Answer:Lenovo E320 combo jack splitter - microphone doesn't work!

Ok, I'd checked the spliter by multimeter and compared with schema (http://pinoutsguide.com/HeadsetsHeadphones/lenovo_audio_pinout.shtml) and considered that pin number 3 and 4 are swapped. So now i must acknowledge if it is a fail in production or i bought wrong splitter. Thank's for your attention

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Like the title says, my external microphone doesn't work through the dock's microphone jack, a usb microphone jack, or the laptop's headphone jack. It recognizes the microphone and I can even set it as the default device in the sound settings, but I still can't get it to pick up any sound. Any ideas, thanks. 

Answer:T430 external microphone won't work via headphone jack, usb adapter, or through dock

Take it in for checking. I suspect that the soundcards we're being given with this product are very low quality (based on many issues stemming around low or no audio sound).

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Hi guys, I have this issue with my microphone on both my Lenovo laptops (a T440p and a Z50) and from what I've read is either the jack of the microphone or the drivers is to blame. I have a external microphone with a 3.5 mm jack which i connected to a mix plug in my Lenovo T440p. I've updated my realtek audio driver, restarted my computer, made every device visible. The problem is that the microphone is detected, but as Headphones, not as an input device/microphone. Microphone model: Danyin DM-028The jack has 2 black rings on it Do I need an adaptor? Which one would work? From what I understand a splitter would not solve my problem. Is there a setting which I could change in order to make the system recognise the microphone as an input device and not output? Windows 7x64Driver version: 6.0.1.7572 / 29.07.2015Realtek High Definition Audio Cheers

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Hi all The X230T, which I own, of course has one of these combo jacks that will take in the 4 pole, 3.5mm (TRRS) headset/mic combo devices, such as an iPhone headset with mic. I have one of these adaptors, with a 3 pole (regular) headphone plugged into the Speaker hole, and another 3 pole (regular) microphone plugged into the microphone hole. If I half-unplug the microphone from the microphone hole on the adaptor, then I can hear from the microphone, but the webcam's dual-array microphones are still active, producing a lot of noise of course. If I plug the microphone all the way into the adaptor, then I can only hear from the webcam's microphone! The strange thing is, this adaptor with the same headphone/microphone plugged in, works on other phones and devices that take this combo port, i.e. phone transmits voice that is going into the microphone that has been plugged in. So the phone works, but the laptop doesn't. I have all the updated drivers from Lenovo on the Realtek sound card. What can I do????   I am on Windows 8.1 Pro. Thanks in advance

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Hi,I'm trying to use my LifeChat LX 2000 headset with the Yoga 13's combi jack. The LX2000 has separate plugs for mic and headphone. I bought a standard adapter to convert this into the required combi jack, but only the headphones work. The mic is not recognized. I've already uninstalled and reinstalled the conexant driver and replaced the adapter with a new one. No change. The headset works on other computers with split jacks. Any thoughts?I know that there is the option of USB headsets, but since I already own the LX2000 and would prefer to not block another precious USB slot, I'd prefer using the available combi jack - as that's what the jack should be there for...Thanks,Jan

Answer:Yoga 13 - Headset jack with splitter adapter doesn't recognize microphone

have you tried to change default input/output device settings?

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Hy there.

I have jack headphones and sometimes when I wanna listen to the computer when i'm connecting headphones the sound is a surrounding one. Can I change the properties of it?
I mention I inserted them in the keyboard slot, but if I insert them to the PC the sound is good.


Thanks in advanced.
 

Answer:Changing jack headset properties

You mentioned you plugged the headphones into your keyboard. Could you provide the details of your motherboard?
 

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Hello :Realtek HD Changing Jack output reassignments ( FIX ) - Windows 7 Help Forums Has anyone made this work in Win 10 ?

Answer:need win 10 Realtek HD Changing Jack output reassignments ( FIX )

This works How to remap / retasking Realtek onboard jacks / ports | Reaper-X

All fixed now ..

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Mappings are saved in the following location "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96C-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000\Settings\DevType_0888_SS147b1083 or ending in DevType_0885_SS18490890

"Pin00" = Rear Green-Coded "FR FL" jack
"Pin01" = Rear black-coded "RR RL" jack

"Pin02" = Center/Subwoofer
"Pin04" = Mic-In

"01 00 00 00" = Mic-in
"02 00 00 00" = headphones
"04 00 00 00" = Front speakers
"05 00 00 00" = Rear speakers
"06 00 00 00" = Center/subwoofer
"07 00 00 00" = Side speakers

Example if i want "Pin01" = rear black-coded "RR RL" jack to be front speakers all i have to do is Pin01 - 04 00 00 00.

Atleast now i can change the ports by editing the Pin binary numbers! . If you can't change jack output assignment this will fix it oh and it sounds great ., i turned my Center/Subwoofer to front speaker out put so my rears are stereo just like my fronts and not speaker filled rubbish

Answer:Realtek HD Changing Jack output reassignments ( FIX )

Repped & Sitckified

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I accidentally put a 24 volt dc power supply on to my notebook, the laptop still works but i can no longer charge the battery,

Is it simply changing the dc jack plug, or could it be irreversible damage to the motherboard?

Answer:Satellite U300 - Is it simply changing the DC jack?

Hi scarface,

Why did you use a 24 volt AC/DC adaptor? o.O
You are a lucky guy that your notebook still works ;)

Anyway, I don?t know if it?s simple to change the DC jack or not. Maybe it?s soldered on the mainboard? I think only an authorized service provider can help you. Maybe you need a new battery too?

Have you checked the Toshiba website? There you can find a list of all ASP?s. Contact one and ask for help. There you can get also all Toshiba spare parts.

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Mappings are saved in the following location "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96C-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000\Settings\DevType_0888_SS147b1083 or ending in DevType_0885_SS18490890

"Pin00" = Rear Green-Coded "FR FL" jack
"Pin01" = Rear black-coded "RR RL" jack

"Pin02" = Center/Subwoofer
"Pin04" = Mic-In

"01 00 00 00" = Mic-in
"02 00 00 00" = headphones
"04 00 00 00" = Front speakers
"05 00 00 00" = Rear speakers
"06 00 00 00" = Center/subwoofer
"07 00 00 00" = Side speakers

Example if i want "Pin01" = rear black-coded "RR RL" jack to be front speakers all i have to do is Pin01 - 04 00 00 00.

Atleast now i can change the ports by editing the Pin binary numbers! . If you can't change jack output assignment this will fix it oh and it sounds great ., i turned my Center/Subwoofer to front speaker out put so my rears are stereo just like my fronts and not speaker filled rubbish

Answer:Realtek HD Changing Jack output reassignments ( FIX )

Had this problem with my Realtek as well (one of the jacks were broken)
This reassignment worked fine for me, with the exception that the registry entries wouldn't show up.

I am pretty sure they finally showed up after unplugging and replugging the jacks, and rebooting, then I could reassign and reboot for full audio.

This is the best solution I can find ANYWHERE I'd hate to see this knowledge disappear into some archive.

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