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Audio input detected as output

2017-12-03, 22:14 PM

I'm trying to record audio from a device by using a 3.5mm cable to connect its output to the (only) audio jack on my laptop, because that's supposed to work. However, Realtek drivers still can't correctly sort audio devices. It doesn't see the device as an audio input. Since it shows any output as internal speakers, I have no way to tell. I set it to separate all audio devices, but that only seems to affect the microphone section.

 

Is there a way to make it pick up the audio as an input? My Realtek driver seems to be less cooperative than others, but there must be something I can do.

 

Device: Flex 3-1580 (trying to get audio from a 3DS)

OS: Windows 10, latest update

Driver: Realtek, update 6.0.1.8117 (latest Windows could find)

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Re: Audio input detected as output

2017-12-04, 2:31 AM

Good day.

 

I presume your audio jack is combo jack.

You probably need a splitter, similar to what's described in this KB article:

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Displays-Options-and-Accessories/Microphone-Headset-Jack-splitter-needed-for-combo/ta-p/256059
Then, you should be able to plug your output device into the MIC IN connector.

 

Hope this helps a bit.

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Re: Audio input detected as output

2017-12-20, 1:44 AM
Yeah, that seems to be the only way.
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Re: Audio input detected as output

2019-08-31, 3:19 AM
I bought the speaker/microphone splitter 3.5cm adapter. I connected my audio device's output to the microphone input as a line in source. But, Lenovo X1 Carbon /Windows settings do not see any alternative input other than the internal mic. So, I could not make it work. I would appreciate any comments and suggestions. Goke
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Re: Audio input detected as output

2019-08-31, 23:16 PM

Open "Realtek HD Audio Manager" (it should be an orange taskbar icon) and click "Device advanced settings." Select the second option. Now, the internal mic should be "microphone array," and there should be another input with a different name.

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Re: Audio input detected as output

2019-09-01, 9:42 AM

This is an option on desktop devices or older laptops, newer Lenovo laptops have this cut-down Realtek Audio settings that is just a part of the Windows Settings, so you would need a splitter as you cannot configure the port at all in the settings. The Realtek Audio manager you are looking for just does not exist on newer Lenovo laptops.

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