11-13-2016 06:23 AM
I purchased a Lenovo Yoga 900 last week from an online seller here in Germany. When it arrived, I did a full system check to make sure everything is working on this close to € 1400 machine. It turns out everything except the internal microphone is working fine.
Specifically, I cannot use the microphone whatsoever. I just hear a loud, static noise when I listen to the mic through the speakers. When I say something, I don't hear anything I say though, only the static.
So I tried updating all my drivers and playing around with the properties of my microphone like changing levels up to all the way down and disabling/enabling various sound effects. All this didn't resolve my issue.
So I tried more invasive stuff like updating my BIOS and, as a last resort, reset Windows 10. To all avail, this also didn't resolve my issue.
So I am out of answers now and suspecting that my built-in microphone has been poorly shielded or has some broken wire somewhere.
What do you guys think? I can't find anything about microphone issues on the Yoga 900 and wanted to make sure that it's in fact a hardware fault.
11-14-2016 06:37 AM
11-14-2016 09:38 AM - edited 11-14-2016 09:41 AM
thank you for your response. I tried that online tool you mentioned and the line is moving very fast even without me speaking. When I actually say something into the mic, I get no differences on the line (it just continues to move really fast without any noticeable changes when I speak).
I didn't try using a recovery disk though. However, I tried installing different drivers including the one on the D:\ drive of my Yoga, the one on Lenovo's website and the one from Realtek's website. All three brought the same loud static noise without any improvement to my problem.
I really begin to suspect that my microphone is busted...
BTW, I lived in Laguna, Philippines for 10 years with my family. Just saw that you're from the Philippines too.
11-14-2016 09:46 AM
Hi leonidas_fett ,
If same microphone issue using the live rescue boot image , then most likely it is non WIndows and driver issue and more of a hardware failure.
It would be best to call in technical support for recommended option for repair .
Sure is something to miss visiting hot springs in Laguna.