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01-20-2009 02:23 AM - edited 01-20-2009 02:29 AM
I would like to know as well. I cannot turn internal mic off!
As far as I know, you have three choices:-
1. connect the external one--the internal one will be disabled automatically.
2. Go to Control Panel >> Sound >> Recording tab >> right click at Microphone then disable it. This way you will not be able to use microphone both internal and external until you go enabling it.
3. Go to Recording tab like 2. then double-click at Microphone. In Level tab, you will have to click at blue speaker icon. Then microphone will be muted. This way, you will not able to use both internal & external microphone until unmuted it.
Hope this help. (This is based on Windows Vista. For others, it should be similar though.)
For others that couldn't get internal microphone work, I recommend you to download new sound card driver, then install it. Since this internal mic will not be recognized by Windows by default. It required to have the driver although sound and external mic might work without any problem. >> this is Vista's audio driver <<
By the way, I also have a question. My X61T's mic jack is a bit strange. I couldn't get external microphone work if I plug the connector firmly. I have to loose it a bit to get it work. Is this normal to you?? If not, I think I need to contact Lenovo indeed. My internal one work flawlessly though.
01-20-2009 03:23 AM
Thanks for the info; however, my internal microphone does not go off when I plug in the external mic; the laptop mic is actually louder than the external mic. I cannot do option 2 or 3 because I have to record room audio.
Thanks for your help though! Also, I came cross lots of post about the microphone having to be plugged in, then taken out, then plugged in again to work. Maybe it works?
01-20-2009 04:04 AM
That's strange. It sounds like driver issue in my opinion since both of them are still function at the same time. In recording tab, you have only 1 microphone, don't you? In this case I would try to uninstall audio driver, then restart once and install the newest audio driver one more time.
I hope it would work properly.