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330-15IKB Cannot record through Mic socket

2020-10-17, 11:27 AM

Re: 330-15IKB (Type 81DE)

 

I cannot record anything through the Mic socket on the side of the laptop.  I am using a combined earphone/microphone with the correct 4 pin 3.5mm plug.

No matter what settings I try, there is no audio coming through.  The internal mic of the laptop works OK

Any ideas gratefully received.

 

 

Problem now resolved! I had wrong settings but i have a question,  can you turn off the internal microphone but leave the external socket on?  When I press mute button it seems to turn both off.

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Re:330-15IKB Cannot record through Mic socket

2020-10-17, 13:52 PM

Welcome to the Community. 

 

With the headset connected, do you see multiple (well, two) inputs in Windows' control panel? You should be able to set it as the default recording device and disable the internal microphone.

 

You can also get there by right clicking the speaker icon in the taskbar and choosing "Open Sound Settings." 

 

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Re:330-15IKB Cannot record through Mic socket

2020-10-17, 14:26 PM

Thank you.  

Yes, that does do it.  It just seems a long-winded way to do something simple.

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Re:330-15IKB Cannot record through Mic socket

2020-10-17, 15:11 PM

Well, you can't spell Windows without Wind. :)  

 

There's probably a way to write an executable or a batch file that'll make that switch with one click, though if you unplug the headphone/mic, Windows SHOULD revert to the internal microphone. Since the headset is set to the default device, that should switch back whenever you plug it in. "Should" being the key word. I use a 920 for all Zoom and Skype meetings, but I prefer my recording-studio gear over the built-in microphone. As soon as I connect the USB interface to my gear, Windows automatically switches to it. 

 

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