Windows 10: External microphone is not working when set to default

Discus and support External microphone is not working when set to default in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; There is no sound in my external mic when I set it to default. I need my external mic to work on Windows 10 and I was prompted to set it to default. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by LukeRoss2, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. LukeRoss2 Win User

    External microphone is not working when set to default


    There is no sound in my external mic when I set it to default. I need my external mic to work on Windows 10 and I was prompted to set it to default. I am a gamer and my mic isn’t working. The only thing I make my mic to work on is Discord.

    :)
     
    LukeRoss2, Mar 19, 2019
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  2. External microphones detected but not working

    Hi,

    I realize the inconvenience you are facing with External microphone. I will surely help you.

    I suggest you to run a Hardware and Devices troubleshooter.

    Please follow the below mentioned steps to run
    Hardware and Devices troubleshooter:

    • Search for Troubleshooting in the
      Search box
      , and run it.
    • Select view all in the left pane of troubleshooting Window.
    • Click on the Hardware and Devices, and follow the
      on-screen instructions.

    Please reach back to us if you still face difficulty with external microphone. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Mayank_Bhiwal, Mar 19, 2019
    #2
  3. Arun B J Win User
    Built in microphone not working

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps

    Method 1: I suggest you to set microphone as default device and check.


    • Right click on the volume icon in the system tray and then click "Recording devices"

    • Right click on the blank space in the popped up window and then select "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices".

    • Right click on Microphone and then click "Enable".

    • Highlight the microphone and then choose "Set as Default Device".

    • Click Apply and OK.


    Step 2: Make sure that the Microphone is not disabled.


    • Make sure that the Microphone is not disabled. Follow the steps given to check that:

    • Right click on the volume icon and select “Recording devices”.

    • Now, Right Click on an empty space and select, “Show disconnected devices” and “Show disabled devices”.

    • Make sure that the Microphone is not disabled.


    And also update the audio drivers from the manufacturer web site and install.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help
     
    Arun B J, Mar 19, 2019
    #3
  4. Aceman.au Win User

    External microphone is not working when set to default

    Sennheiser GSP 350. Microphone stops working when I open any game

    Wow, ok. I think I've fixed it by accident while fiddling around.

    It appears to be the Realtek audio being the issue here. I don't use my onboard sound card as my headset is a USB headset only and my speakers are plugged into an ASUS sound card.

    Step by step fix:
    • I went into recording devices
    • I enabled STEREO MIX (Realtek High Definition Audio)
    • Then I set that Stereo Mix as the DEFAULT DEVICE (At this point it took over both input and output devices without my permission )
    • Then set my Sennheiser headset as default recording and playback devices in their respective windows even though they both still said they were the default devices when they weren't
    Headset microphone is currently functioning while in game now. I'll update the thread if it goes again. Should I completely disable Realtek audio??? Or will windows just force it to work again?
     
    Aceman.au, Mar 19, 2019
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