Windows 10: Laptop isn't detecting headset mic if plugged in with 3.5mm jack

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  1. Laptop isn't detecting headset mic if plugged in with 3.5mm jack


    I have a Razer Headset that came with a usb adapter but if I plug in the adapter in my usb hub it doesn't work, But I can get sound if I plug it in the 3.5mm port but it doesn't detect my mic and I don't have a extra usb A port in my laptop. Is there a way I can still use the mic on my headset through the 3.5mm jack?

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    Ertuğrul Gül, Feb 12, 2024
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  2. Windbrand Win User

    Laptop won't detect built-in mic on headsets/earbuds

    I'm running Windows 10 home on a Lenovo Ideapad laptop, and it doesn't detect the mic on any of my headsets/earbuds. I can hear playback fine on my headsets/earbuds, but it can't speak through them, since it insists on using the laptop's internal mic. This results in my typing/mouse clicks all being captured on audio.

    • In sound properties recording tab, I just see "microphone (Realtek high def audio)" and "stereo mix (Realtek high def audio)"
    • In sound properties playback tab, I just see "speakers (Realtek high def audio)", yet I hear audio fine on my headsets/earbuds?
    • In device manager, it doesn't detect a headset either, displays the same list as the recording tab
    So do all 3 of my headsets/earbuds have some kind of "plug and play but stays invisible to the OS" feature? One of them is the default Apple earbuds, I'm 100% sure there's a mic on there and these are brand new, so they aren't broken. Are these not supposed to appear as a "headset" device with the headset icon in sound properties?
     
    Windbrand, Feb 12, 2024
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  3. Mic not detected with combo headphone mic jack on laptop.

    There are LOTS of these threads that are locked with no answer. It's very frustrating that there ins't a way to toggle windows to use the combo speaker or headset mic combo jack as a mic only when it's not detected automatically and only a mic is plugged
    in!

    Windows developers need to recognize that laptop manufactures are now and have been for YEARS only putting in a single audio jack and give us the ability to choose how windows uses the jack.

    3 options need to be easily accessible from the system tray sound icon.

    1. Combo Speakers/Mic. (default)

    2. Mic only.

    I'm only trying to hook up an external mic to the audio jack. I'll probably end up buying a USB mic adapter.
     
    JohnLong- [O365], Feb 12, 2024
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  4. HEM
    HeM Win User

    Laptop isn't detecting headset mic if plugged in with 3.5mm jack

    Laptop won't detect built-in mic on headsets/earbuds

    Hi,

    You may mute Mic: right-click on taskbar speaker/Sounds/Recording tab-->Mic properties/Levels-->mute.

    Your laptop should have two mini-jacks, usually in front. One for mic (line-input) and the other for earphones (line-output) or external speakers.
    You have to use a splitter cable which splits your 1 mini-jack headset cable into 2 mini-jack cables.
    One for mic and the other for earphones:

    Laptop isn't detecting headset mic if plugged in with 3.5mm jack 200324d1534900088t-laptop-wont-detect-built-mic-headsets-earbuds-headset_to_pc_splitter_cable.jpg
     
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