Realtek AC97 recording problem

By dbuk01
Jul 20, 2006
  1. I am trying to set up a Skype account on an Advent 7063M laptop which has an AC97 2.2 compliant sound chip. When I go into Volume Controls for Recording and try to tic the Microphone, it won't accept the tic. Has anyone else had this problem? Any idea what I need to do? Many thanks.
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    This may seem like a silly question but are you sure your laptop has a built in microphone? Probably doesn't that's why the microphone setting is greyed out. I did the same thing on my Emachines laptop.

    Found this, usually when the laptop has a microphone port it won't have a built in Mic...
  3. dbuk01

    dbuk01 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Reply to Fastco

    Many thanks for your reply. I rang PC World who told that, yes, you were right and it seems that there is no on-board mic on this laptop. I will now go and hang my head in shame...
  4. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    No need to hang your head in shame, this forum is all about learning new things!!
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