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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎08-12-2014
Location: United Kingdom
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Re: G505s external microphone

Haven't been able to find this answer anywhere else, so I thought I'd ask here.


I'm hoping to sue an external microphone with a g505s, however having tried using two different microphones (both in the 3.5mm port) and 2 different types of recorder, I'm still only getting the default built in microphone, the external ones aren't registering. 


Is there a way for me to change this?

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Re: G505s external microphone

hi ThatGuyBS,


Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.


As the IdeaPad G505s uses a 2-in-1 audio jack (headphone and mic), you will need a headset splitter / adapter for a headset to work.


If you're be using an external monophonic microphone only, you will need an extra 3.5mm Stereo male to 3.5mm Mono female adapter connected to the headset.



Microphone/Headset Jack - splitter needed for combo


Sample items:

3.5mm Stereo male to 3.5mm Mono female adapter

3.5mm Headphone / Microphone adapter


Alternatively, you can also use a USB microphone to elimiate getting an headset adapter.




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Registered: ‎07-20-2016
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Re: G505s external microphone

I am facing same issue. given resolution is not working, i have purchased new microphone and trying to connect but laptop microphone working well but external microphone not worked

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