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3.5mm mic not working, problem is on pc side

lifesmystery

3 months ago

When I use any mic(plugged into any port, it doesn't make a difference), it either never picks up any sound or just emits very irritating static. I've tested my headphones with other devices and the mic works fine. This happens in games and voice recorder. I know all the levels are correct. Is it my motherboard?

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Windows fully updated?

tried downloading audio driver from the motherboard manufacturers support page?

As long as your SOUND configurations are set correctly/enabled in Windows, this may be a problem on the Mobo code-level. Check the motherboard manufacturers support page, under BIOS updates for any notes in reference to "audio fix", etc. I've had a similar issue with an older B350 AMD board (a longggg time back) which was fixed with a BIOS update (not everyones cup of tea, but a valid last resort should all else fail)

Have you tried searching "motherboard make and model mic not working" in google or something. A hardware problem usually sees similar queries from other users and fingers crossed a fix in sight.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I've tried everything but the bios update, I guess I'll resort to that. I'm also gonna get a bt adapter and try it with a wireless headset to see what happens.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm. Reinstalled every driver three times, and at some point it started working. Weird, but I'm happy it does

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like it may have been a mish mash driver issue between the Windows and Mobo audio package.

Glad you got it sorted!!

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