08-24-2018 03:52 AM - edited 08-24-2018 03:57 AM
08-24-2018 07:42 AM - edited 08-24-2018 07:44 AM
First of all for the people who have the same issue but dont know of the existance of it the recepticle is a mic-headphone combo jack meaning you have to insert a device with a jack that has both into the recepticle.
A stand alone headphone and a standalone microphone do indeed use the same jack but the laptop is desighned when a jack gets inserted with 3 rings on the jack it will act as a headphone input. So if you want to use a microphone with a jack you will need a combo jack splitter such as they also sell usb ones wich i preffer personally before i switched to a usb mic.
If you were already aware of the upper statement, this might sound silly... but you might have accidently pressed the mic mute button that the laptop is equiped with some people press it without realising what it is or was and dont tend to check for it since most laptops do not have one. Try Pressing the keystrokes ( Fn + F4 ) it should pop up a unmute or mute symbol. I myself faffed around like why the hell am i muted only to forget i have a key that does it. As far as i know it doesnt register in Windows settings so it will just show the mic not having any input.
If that didnt help i can only asume that internally some setting is not propperly alighned with other programs since lenovo, nvidia and windows programs sometimes dont like working together.
hope this helps!
Ps, test out the splitter on your phone or another pc etc in case its broken you knever know with those things.