Re: Microphone not working?
Thanks for the reply, have tried everything with the mics.
Have come to the conclusion it's a crappy soundcard and won't do something
as simple as karaoke.
It's going back in the box and back to E-buyer for a refund.
"Jon" <Email_Address@SomewhereOrOther.com> wrote in message
> "Kenny" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> New Toshiba A300-1E7 laptop, Vista Business, Realtek audio.
>> Connected to large screen TV and hi-fi to use for karaoke.
>> Problem is that an external mic won't work, have tried 3 different ones.
>> Realtek drivers pre-installed only showed the internal mic, no other
>> Downloaded and installed newer audio drivers from Toshiba, now it shows
>> both internal and external (front 3.5mm jack) but it still won't work.
>> Have checked that correct mic is selected/enabled and that it's not
>> muted or turned down.
>> Have used similar setup for karaoke going way back to Win 98, much lower
>> specs and no problems at all.
>> Don't have an audio mixer panel like XP and have to dig deep for mic
>> settings, also cannot change voice effects.
>> Was bought from E-buyer, I have requested an RMA but have to phone them
>> I also had big problems at the start with wi-fi, no drivers were
>> installed and it took quite a while to find the right ones.
>> Don't know if this is Vista, audio drivers or just a crappy soundcard and
>> am also wondering what other problems will arise when I start using
>> things wike Firewire, Bluetooth, HDMI etc.
>> This is not a cheap laptop, could have got one for less than half the
>> price which would have worked with karaoke.
>> Replies appreciated
> Here's one to try if you've not already .....
> Control Panel > Sound > Recording (tab) > [Click on microphone] >
> > Custom (tab)
> and then select (or deselect) 'Mic2 Select' if such an option is
> Experimenting with some of the other options in that region may also help.
> You could also get the latest soundcard drivers from Realtek themselves
> (rather than via Toshiba).