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my laptop mic doesn't work

pooja jain
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Joined: Jan 12, 2005
Posts: 213
the mic on my laptop doesn't work.

i have toshiba laptop & windows vista os.

when i go to:

start > control panel > sound > recording

i can see one micro phone with green tick (working status) - high definition audio device.

when i select this and click configure, it gives me some options like

start speech recognition
set up microphone

when i click on set up microphone, i get three options

headset microphone
desktop microphone

since i have mic built in my laptop, i choose others, it gives me a sentence to read, but doesn't recognize my voice so don't go to next page.

what can be wrong?

thanks in advance.

pooja jain
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Joined: Jan 12, 2005
Posts: 213
i checked with sound recorder. it doesn't record any sound.

also, on gtalk, my friends can't listen to me.
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