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Using the Combined Audio Connector to Record Audio

2010-06-08, 18:51 PM



I'd like to record some audio from a line-level source using my computer, but my ThinkPad T410 apparently doesn't have a microphone in jack (which is how I always did it before).


So I bought this adapter:


iPhone 4 conductor TRRS male to headphone and microphone-in.


However, the adapter does not work. Even when I hook my source up to the microphone-in of that adapter, my laptop still records using the built-in microphone.


Did I buy the wrong adapter? Has anyone else had this problem? Is the problem maybe in software?


Thanks for any help!


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Re: Using the Combined Audio Connector to Record Audio

2010-06-18, 18:16 PM

Is the line you're connecting to the splitter a stereo or mono cable?  I had this same issue with the T410/T510 systems I sell to my customers (I'm a Lenovo Reseller) and had a custom cable like yours designed.  What I discovered is that if your microphone is stereo there was no problem, but if is a MONO cable you are connecting to the microphone splitter jack the only thing that happed was that the internal mic was enabled.


If thats the case just pickup a cheap 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm mono female adapter and put that between your "Y" adapter and the cable you are connecting. 

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