scheer
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external mic isn't working for inspiron 8200

hey all,

i got a problem with my onboard mic. it is disturbing my mates when i'm talking to them via skype 'cause the fan is too close and makes annoying sounds.
i tried to use an external mic but the system doesnt recognize it!!!
how can i disable my onboard mic to use my external one???

plz reply

im thankful for any suggestions

scheer
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GreyMack
4 Germanium

Re: external mic isn't working for inspiron 8200

Switching to an external mic is done mechanically, at the mic jack. When an external mic is plugged in, the contacts routing the signal from the internal mic are opened, and only the external mic is connected to the sound card.
 
If the external mic is a PC type and has a mono plug, it should work.
 
 
GM
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scheer
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Re: external mic isn't working for inspiron 8200

unfortunately it doesnt switch automatically!!

i've tried several mono mics which worked at my desktop pc but they aren't working on the dell 8200.

may it be that it has somethin' to do with the bios update???

or other suggestions why it doesn't work???
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enigma-2
3 Argentium

Re: external mic isn't working for inspiron 8200

Probably reaching, but check to see that the external mike is enabled under the options in the "volume control" (dbl click on the speaker icon on the lower right-hand corner of the display)
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