skype: headphones and microphone.

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  1. Bought this today not an expensive one £20, Logitech: internet voice chat.

    Plugged into laptop, " you just plugged a device into audio jack" message appears.( 2 jacks, no markings/colours)
    Play music no problem good stereo sound.
    Microphone zilch, it is switched on, volume on lead is on 50%.

    Operating windows 7 with realtek HD audio manager.

    Without instructions to refer to, i assume it is the jack position, but none of the combinations seem to give h/phone+mic, any ideas

    top port= headphone
    centre= line in
    bottom= mic
  2. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    the microphone may well be on, but have you actually enabled it through control panel? this drove me bloody crazy a while back with an MS webcam/mike I'd bought and it turned out I hadnt selected it on one very obsucre area of the CP.
  3. i will try having a look, obscure??
  4. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    yeah, it wasnt the obvious place, check **everything** - sounds/speech recognition anything that might be connected to it. I also have a seperate section for the sound card on my CP, all these needed to be enabled for it to work. drove me bloody crazy.
  5. msr

    msr LE

    Start -> Control Panel -> Sound

    Make sure you have the right defaults selected.

  6. Thanks fella's as directed, then into the Realtek HD control panel, enable selected devices 1. speakers/phones.2. microphone, bloody hell what happened to plug and play?? i could have been going around in a bloody circle for a week, not realising that you have to enable BOTH aspects of the device.. muchas gracias.
  7. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    realtek - sounds like you have a similar MB to mine. glad you sorted it. that was exactly what was winding me up - this MS webcam advertised itself as fully plug n'play. grr. ah well, you learn.