06-05-2012 05:29 AM
My internal microphone is not picking up sound after I upgraded my SoundMAX driver (available from the Lenovo website here) to version 220.127.116.111.* It looks like this was a problem before and was supposedly fixed in 18.104.22.16820 which is included in the version I have.
I have tested the audio through the Control Panel utility, i.e., Sounds and Audio Devices Properties - Voice - Test hardware. No dice: my voice could not be detected. I also tested via the Windows XP sound recorder utility, i.e., Accessories - Entertainment - Sound Recorder. Same result: silence.
In the Control Panel's Sounds and Audio Devices Properties, I have verified that the Default device for Audio and Voice (playback and recording) all are set to "SoundMAX HD Audio." The SoundMAX software that ships with this laptop (also called "control panel") is very scaled back. There doesn't appear to be anything interesting there to adjust.
Thanks in advance.
* I updated the driver because I was troubleshooting my original problem. My plug and play Logitech laptop speaker suddenly stopped working. Alas, that problems remains and I have created a new one.
06-06-2012 02:23 AM
Have you tried re-installing the older device driver to see if that makes any difference?
06-06-2012 05:32 AM
Hello, Aryeh. Thanks for your response.
No, I have not tried that. Can you point me to a (safe) place to download previous versious of the SoundMAX driver for my T61?
06-10-2012 01:35 AM
Here versions of the Audio Features for Windows XP driver that I was able to find:
Hopefully, one of these will work for you.