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Paper Tape
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-27-2011
Location: Berlin, Germany
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Mic problem out-of-the-box!

Hello everyone,

i just got my X220 tablet (42992PG) today and i just can make any voice calls or use the build in microphone in any way. When i use the mic in Skype or audiorecorder the sound is just terrible and not understandable. it's just a collection of hacked up sounds and nothing usefull.


I searched the forum for a solution and tried installing the latest drivers (as suggested here: but with no success.


Now i would like to know if there is anything else or do i need to contact the lenovo service (i have 3 years on site).


Otherwise a fine piece of technology ...


... greetings from Germany :smileyhappy:

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Re: Mic problem out-of-the-box!

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Hello mfg, welcome to Lenovo forum!


Please tell us the used OS.


Are you using a factory installation? Then press FN+F6 and switch the button from individual to group call.



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Paper Tape
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-27-2011
Location: Berlin, Germany

Re: Mic problem out-of-the-box!

wow that really helped. i switched to group calls and back to individual ... and whoops skype gets my voice crispy clear!

kudos :smileyvery-happy:
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Blue Screen Again
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎05-26-2011
Location: Houston, TX

Re: Mic problem out-of-the-box!

Can you leave it set at group calls or should I just switch it from individual to group and back to individual?  My x220T is doing the same thing and I am eager to try this fix.