Microphone mirroring my speakers

By bjarv
Jun 12, 2012
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  1. I have a DP67BG Intel Motherboard and just recently, all of a sudden, my mic stopped working. It works on other computers, just not on this one. Curiously enough, it shows that there are noises that it is receiving only when something plays in my speakers. Such as, if I'm in a skype call, only when someone ELSE speaks, does it show as if my mic is picking up a sound. It's as if my mic is mirroring my speakers. I have the Realtek HD Audio manager if that is any info that is needed.

    Any help with this odd issue?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

    What version of Windows is installed?
  3. bjarv

    bjarv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Windows 7 x64. Thanks so much for any help you can give.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

    Have your run Windows Update manually until no more updates are found, and have you installed all the optional updates as well? Are there any yellow exclamation points in the device manager?
  5. bjarv

    bjarv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    There are no warnings in the device manager and all optional updates are installed except for the language packs.
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

    Have you checked settings in the Realtek HD Audio manager? Try re-installing the Realtek driver
  7. bjarv

    bjarv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yeah I just tried reinstalling the driver to no avail. Also there aren't many options in the manager, so there wasn't really anything I could change that would help me.
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

    Try using Windows restore to go back to a date before the mic starting acting up
  9. bjarv

    bjarv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I don't have windows restore set up so I don't have a back-up point.
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

    Go to control panel, system, system protection and see if there are restore points already there. System restore is enabled by default. You can turn it off, but every time you install something a restore point is created and dated
  11. bjarv

    bjarv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I checked and there are no points to restore to :(
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

    Did you check "show more restore points"?
  13. bjarv

    bjarv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    When I go to windows back-up, it says, "Windows Backup has not been set up.". There is no option to see more restore points there, or in system protection.
  14. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

    I don't use Windows backup at all...
  15. bjarv

    bjarv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    So then maybe that isn't the best method of fixing my problem.
  16. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

    Well, take a look at this:


    Get into control panel and Sounds, under recording what is the default device?
  17. bjarv

    bjarv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    My default device is my mic, labeled, "Microphone".
  18. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

    Not 2 microphones listed is there? What other devices are listed?
  19. bjarv

    bjarv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    There is line in, which has nothing plugged into it, and my webcam's microphone(usb) which I have had to use in replacement. That mic behaves normally. Unplugging the webcam doesn't allow my other mic to work. Plugging my mic into line in also does not work.
  20. nismo91

    nismo91 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 999   +11

    so when you plugged the microphone, the stereo mix becomes activated and took control of the input channel. you could probably double-check whether both microphone and stereo mix output the same sound, thus indicating the microphone channel is faulty.

    Control Panel > Sound > Recording > right-click, tick both options to enable Stereo Mix.

    Use free program like Audacity to perform recording using both Stereo Mix and Microphone. Stereo Mix works exactly like what you described, it records "what u hear".

    audacity recording.jpg

    Also, you could try to use "connector retasking" feature in Realtek HD (not all models support this). Plug your microphone to other port color. Open Realtek HD Audio Manager, right click the lit colored jack that you used, and select connector retasking to assign it for microphone.

    realtek connector retasking.jpg
  21. bjarv

    bjarv Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yes, it does have the same levels as the Stereo Mix. Also I tried remapping but it seems to allow me to remap anything except to remap another port to mic in.
  22. MartySainte

    MartySainte Newcomer, in training

    and ofcourse, if anyone has had bio shock or 2, you'll remember the no sound glitch
    same situation here. MAKE SURE TO ENABLE "STEREO MIX"
    I would recommend having this turned on by default weather you have a microphone or not, it clears up soooo many sound issues the list is endless.


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