Originally Posted by chained
i was planning on recording a conversation with my Compaq C793TU (windows xp sp 3) but then i just found out that the built in mic of this laptop is not working...and i don't know what settings to look at or change :l
thanks for the help!
When you say it's not working, what is happening? No recordings, error messages, etc...?
Some options to try...
Check Device Manager for any yellow exclamation marks (or red x's):
Right-click My Computer --> Properties
Click the Hardware tab --> Click Device Manager
If yellow exclamation next to mic, see what's listed as the problem. Possibly check the manufacturers website to look for drivers (or updated drivers).
If red x, right click the device and go to enable.
Double Click the Sound Icon in the System Tray
See if Microphone is listed. If not, Options --> Properties --> Check the box next to Microphone
Make sure there's not a check next to Mute. If so, uncheck it.
Go to Control panel --> Sounds and Audio
Click the Voice tab. Make sure the proper device is selected.