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awsa
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ThinkPad P50 microphone troubleshooting

[Topic edited by moderator for clarity.  ^AG]

 

Hello, 

 

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.  

 

Any solutions?

 

Thank you, 

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Re: ThinkPad P50 microphone troubleshooting

Hello,

 

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.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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awsa
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Re: ThinkPad P50 microphone troubleshooting

Hello,

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? 

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Re: ThinkPad P50 microphone troubleshooting

Hello,

 

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.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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