Microphone problem

By steeve
Oct 28, 2008
  1. Hi. Would appreciate any input on this.
    I have two mikes...both work on my laptop (win 2000). One is a cheap condenser mike and the other is a dynamic mike rewired for soundcard.

    Problem is, nether of them work on my other computer (Desktop Asus MB with Realtek on board sound). I have checked and re-checked all obvious settings and re-installed the realtek driver. Speakers work fine and the dynamic mike does produce a small signal through the line-in on the sound card.

    I'm thinking it's a sound card problem. Any ideas??
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,185   +225

    "I'm thinking it's a sound card problem. Any ideas??"...
    Yes, you are using on-board sound, not a sound card... Buy a quality PCI sound card and install it, disabling the on-board sound in the bios first
  3. steeve

    steeve TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 146

    Thanks for that... that's an easy enough solution. I don't really need quality sound on this computer, but if the on-board sound doesn't work, I guess I don't have a choice.
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