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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎09-09-2010
Location: Malaysia
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Sound Recorder - noise in the back of a recording

Hi. I own an ideapad y460. My sound recorder stopped working one day and i didn think twice, i went to the lenovo support website and downloaded the audio driver there for this model.


Now, when i am recording a sound, there's this noisy windy sound which i didnt get when i first got this laptop and recorder some audio files. How do i get rid of the noise?? Thanks~ 

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Registered: ‎12-07-2009
Location: Česká Republika
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Re: Sound Recorder - noise in the back of a recording

method 1:


check if the recording device is set as default. perform the task mentioned below to set microphone as default:

1. go to start and click on control panel.

2. click in sound, then a new window will open up.

3. in the new windows click on the tab "recording" and right click in the window and click on show disabled devices.

4. now check if microphone is listed there and right click on it and choose enable.

5. highlight that microphone and click on "set as default"


method 2: run the record sound troubleshooter:


if you still come across the issue after setting the default device, i suggest that you run the recording troubleshooter that would help us diagnose the issue in a better way:


1. open the record sound troubleshooter by clicking the start button, and then clicking control panel. in the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click troubleshooting. under hardware and sound, click troubleshoot audio recording.‌

2. if you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. let's cross check if the sound device and the recording microphone is enabled.


method 3:

regarding extra noise out of the speaker, run the audio troubleshooter and check if that help you to diagnose the issue.

access the link below to know about audio troubleshooter:


method 4:

update the driver for sound devices:


1. access device manager by clicking the windows start button, type device manager in the search box.

2. on the device manager window, look for ‘sound, video and game controllers’, then expand by clicking on the + sign, right-click over the sound device and click update driver.

refer the articles below for additional help about updating the drivers:


hope this helps.