Disabling the Dell D610s microphone jack

Discussion in 'Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets' started by smudge67, Jun 8, 2010.

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  1. Anyone know how to do this? I've had a look on Google. No answers 8O
  2. msr

    msr LE

    Do it in Control Panel. If you need a hardware fix, use a hot glue gun.

  3. Angle grinder.
  4. Where? I've looked in Sounds and Audio devices.
  5. msr

    msr LE

    Which operating system are you using?
  6. Laptop listening to you?

  7. XP
  8. GCHQ won't let me in without it being disabled.
  9. Strange that they would allow any type of laptop into an area where anything sensitive could be discussed.

    Sure someone isnt taking the piss?
  10. Our laptops aren't "any type of laptop"

    They can be taken inside once the bluetooth (easy to turn off) and the microphone jack is disabled.
  11. msr

    msr LE

    If there is no mic plugged in then it is 'disabled'.

    Otherwise: Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Hardware Tab -> Device Manager -> Sound, Video and game controllers and disable the audio controller.

  12. I'd thought about that, but would it stop all sounds from the laptop?
  13. msr

    msr LE

    Yes, but it is easy enough to reverse. Are you sure the rules say 'microphone jack', or do they just say 'microphone'?