Re: Built in Microphone in Inspiron 7460 not working
Hello. Has the internal mic ever worked on the laptop or did the problem recently develop?
What is the operating system?
What type of external mic: stand-alone mic that you plugged into the audio port, headset mic plugged into the audio port, or a usb device plugged into usb port? Any usb device would be on a separate audio system than the one the internal mic is on, so would be sort of irrelevant.
Try downloading a fresh copy of the Realtek driver for your operating system from your laptop's support page. Install it, make sure Microphone is selected as the default device on the Recording tab of the Windows Sound control, and test again.
Jim Coates -- 16 years on the Dell Laptop Audio boards -- since 2/6/04