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Mic problem

By darkzor
Nov 16, 2007
  1. Few days ago my mic worked fine, following day my mic turns to mush. It completely stops working for some reason. Its not muted, the volume is turned up all the way. There are 2 options in the volume control for microphone Mic2 Select and MIC Boost, Mic2 Select is unchecked MIC Boost is checked. I have uninstalled it but that didn't work. Tried the mic on a different computer and works fine. My sound card is SoundMAX. sooooooooooooooooo any idea?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,942   +167

    SoundMax is on-board sound. You might try installing a PCI sound card and see if that works better for you and your mic
     
  3. xocgx

    xocgx TS Rookie

    There's another post in this forum, the person was able to:

    I FIXED IT!! The fix (if you haven't bought a new sound card) is to go to
    C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\ and run ATIrem.exe. This will remove all the soundmax files. Then put in the ASUS cd and run the "Add New Hardware Wizard". It'll find the sound controller and then you just have to reinstall it. Once it's reinstalled go to ctrl panel > sound devices > voice > volume and make sure mic is checked with the volume up. Then click properties, playback, and okay. Click file then advanced properties if it isn't already checked. Then click the advanced button under microphone and make sure mic2 select isn't checked. I checked it first, then unchecked it. VOILA, the mic SHOULD work...THANK YOU! I too have been searching for a fix for the last 8 months.

    (I signed up just so I could post this)

    My problem is, I have a grayed out Advanced button...I believe you need to select Mic2...my problem is exacerbated by my not having the CD the board came with...and Asus doesn't seem to have it for install. I may just buy a chintzy audio card JUST to be able to use speech on team Fortress 2!
     
  4. xocgx

    xocgx TS Rookie

    I just reinstalled the drivers (via Device Manager I right-click the SoundMax card and did a reinstall) and after the reboot, my mic works!!
     
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