Windows 10: Unable to use Microphone

Discus and support Unable to use Microphone in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hii There, Hope You're doing well I just purchased a new cheap mic to use for user-testing recordings and I've done my best trying to make it work... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by AMMARjs, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. AMMARjs Win User

    Unable to use Microphone


    Hii There,

    Hope You're doing well


    I just purchased a new cheap mic to use for user-testing recordings and I've done my best trying to make it work and couldn't

    I've Re-Installed The Audio Drivers but nothing worked

    So I need Your Help to fix this problem


    This is the Image of the Mic

    Unable to use Microphone f2b0778c-b245-4986-9530-ec85a20e6d66?upload=true.jpg




    ***Modified title from: Microphone Troubleshooting***

    :)
     
    AMMARjs, Feb 14, 2020
    #1
  2. Nikhar_K Win User

    Unable to use Microphone on the computer

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that you are unable to use Microphone on your computer. I’ll certainly assist you with this issue.



    However, please let us know:



    • Were you able to use Microphone on your computer earlier?
    • What is the make and model of the Microphone that you are using?


    Ideally, if we add a new Microphone to the computer, we will need to go through the setup process to use it, let me help you with the steps. I would suggest you to refer the article on
    How to set up and test microphones in Windows 10 and setup
    the Microphone. Once the Microphone is setup, you can start using it.



    If you still face issues, I would suggest you to refer the article on
    Fix microphone problems
    and see if that helps.



    Let us know the results, we will be glad to help you further.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Feb 14, 2020
    #2
  3. Nikhar_K Win User
    Unable to use Microphone

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that you want to use the Microphone of the Headset to talk to people. It would be great if you can help us with the details requested below:



    • What happens when you try to use the Microphone?
    • What is the make and model of the headphone?
    • What is the make and model of the computer?
    • Which build version of Windows 10 is installed on the computer? To check type:
      winver in the search bar on the Taskbar and hit
      Enter.


    However, let me help you with the steps to setup the Microphone. I would suggest you to refer the steps mentioned in the article

    How to set up and test microphones in Windows 10
    .



    You can also try making the Microphone as the default device. Refer the steps mentioned below:



    1. Press Windows key + R, to open
      Run
      dialog box.
    2. Type mmsys.cpl and click on
      OK
      .
    3. Now, click on Recordings tab.
    4. Now, right click on the Microphone and select
      Set as Default device. Do the same in Playback and
      Recording tab.
    5. Click on OK, and check if the Microphone is working.


    For additional information, see
    Fix microphone problems
    .



    Let us know how it goes.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Feb 14, 2020
    #3
  4. Unable to use Microphone

    Unable to use Microphone

    Hi Braden,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    1. Are you aware of any changes being made to the PC?
    2. Which build version of Windows 10 you are using currently?
    3. What is the make and model of the PC?
    4. Have you tried using a different headset?
    5. Did you try using the Microphone on a different PC?


    I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below and check if that helps.



    Method 1:



    Try running the Microphone troubleshooter.



    1. Go to Settings >
      Update & security > Troubleshoot.
    2. Under Find and fix problems look for
      Recoding Audio.
    3. Click on Recording Audio and click
      Run the troubleshooter.
    4. Follow the on screen instructions.


    Method 2:



    Try changing the accessibility settings of Microphone. Refer the article

    Fix microphone problems
    .



    Hope it helps.



    Regards,

    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, Feb 14, 2020
    #4
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