12-13-2018 12:15 PM - last edited on 12-15-2018 05:26 AM by goretsky
[Topic edited by moderator for clarity. ^AG]
I am trying to connect an external microphone to my Lenovo P50. The operating system is Windows 10 64. The laptop is not recognizing the microphone. I heave a headphone jack in the laptop and whether I connect a headset or a microphone by itself, I can not locate it. The headphones work but the microphone is not working.
12-14-2018 02:37 AM - edited 12-15-2018 05:26 AM
The subject of your message says ThinkPad W520, but in it you mention a ThinkPad P50. Is this about a P50? If so, I believe the headset jack on the P50 uses a TRRS pin-out, which is standard for headsets that connect to PCs, laptops, most Android smartphones and tablets and so forth. Apple-compatible devices use a TRSS pin-out too, but one that is wired differently. If you are using an Apple-branded or Apple compatible external microphone, some sort of adapter cable may be required.
12-14-2018 06:55 AM - last edited on 12-15-2018 05:26 AM by goretsky
its a P50 yes.
I have a headphone that has a built in microphone that works on my apple iphone but does not work on the laptop.
If an adaptor is required, do you know what kind?
12-15-2018 05:34 AM
I have edited the topic for clarity.
I would imagine any Apple to PC headphone adapter would work; I don't know of a specific model, but there are many listings on various online shopping sites (Amazon, B&H Photo, eBay, etc.). You might want to ask the headset manufacturer if they have a model they recommend.