Recording Device problems

By Wobwill
Feb 9, 2007
  1. Hi everyone,

    I am running a Novatech Isys pro, with a Foxconn 946 7MA series motherboard (I think), 2G of RAM, WinXP Home (SP2). I also use Logitech Z 10 usb speakers.

    I have recently installed Skype and bought a PC 30 headset by Sennheiser. These have 2 jacks (mic and headphones). When I plug them in they do not work.

    I have looked via control panel, sounds and audio devices, audio tab and have seen a message that says there are no recording devices. I have updated all the drivers in the sounds, video and game controller branch of the device manager tree. I have gone to the Foxconn website to check for a newer driver and cannot find a download section to their website. I have taken off the case to the computer and cannot find a seperate soundcard - I assume there is an integeral one on the motherboard. I have unplugged the usb speakers. In sounds and audio devices, audio tab I am told no audio devices at all are attached - this with the headset plugged in. I have plugged the mic jack of the headset into the speakers. Still no recording device.

    Any thoughts or help would be really appreciated.

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Purchase and install another motherboard with better specs... Foxconn is less than useful in situations like you describe here
  3. Wobwill

    Wobwill TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Thank you for your advice Tmagic650. Can you recommend a better motherboard? Or would it be better to buy a separate sound card?

    Having had time to think about it - it seems to me that buying a new motherboard just to get a pair of headphones and mic to work with my pc is overkill. Surely there must be a simple way to get a headset that has headphones and a mic on it to work with my pc?
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    u can buy sound cards $30.00 up and a cheap one would do u nicely, do read the manuel and be sure install the drivers or it will not work.
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