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AbigailCW
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How do I get my two jack headset microphone to work with a single jack?

My 510 had two jacks, but my 520 only has one. I want to use the microphone on my headset...even if I cannot use the headset speakers at the same time. How do I get my laptop to switch from the built-in microphone to the headset microphone? The built-in picks up too much surrounding noise.

 

Thank you.

 

Abigail

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Re: How do I get my two jack headset microphone to work with a single jack?

Dear AbigailCW,

 

I'm afraid this won't work. Two jacks, which used to be a standard on older PCs, served as output for audio and input for mic, simply put, audio went out, voice went in via your mic. This has been changed now due to recent trends and can be annoying for most of the users. 

 

I solved this issue by buying a USB soundcard with these two inputs and it cost me approximately 10 USD. As the USB soundcards provides additional gain boost as well, I have better sound now than ever. Might be worth a shot.

 

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Re: How do I get my two jack headset microphone to work with a single jack?

Hi AbigailCW

 

Maybe this kind of adapter can work it out too.

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-Knowledge-Base/...

 

 

I hope this helps.

 

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AbigailCW
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Re: How do I get my two jack headset microphone to work with a single jack?

Thank you!

 

Where would I find such a card?

 

And yes...it is very annoying!

 

AbigailCW
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Re: How do I get my two jack headset microphone to work with a single jack?

Thank you.

 

Hm...I could try that. However, if there is no capability for sound in the jack, then won't the only thing is does is keep my extra plug from dangling?

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