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    Hey there, i am having a problem with my Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset - the microphone doesn't want to work... oddly. I have tried the sound setting but it doesn't seem to work.
    I started of by going to Sound > Recording > then it says three thing:
    Microphone .... with a tick beside it ... working
    Microphone FP .... Not Plugged in (When it clearly is)(Headset comes with detachable Mic)
    Digital In... working.

    Also when i try fiddle with the setting to enable the microphone it does not let me "configure" it .... and when i try set up the microphone it doesn't want to start up unless i disable the microphone it would say "Wizard could not start"

    My Microphone is not on mute and the the jacks are correctly colour coded in place.
    My sound Cards is : Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
    Headset: Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset - Noise Cancellation Microphone with Gold Plated 3.5mm Jack
    It the one with the detachable microphone - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/128208


    The microphone is defiantly working when i configure the speakers, so that i can speak through the microphone and hear out the speakers but i can't record


    Thank You, look forward in reading your replies

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    Re: Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset - Microphone Problem Reply to this Post Post R

    i have the same headset and i havent had any problems, i dont think the issue is with the headset itself but rather it being with the soundblaster, any chance you could take a snip of the sound inputs for me to try and establish a bit more information?
    (select snipping tool and window snip, highlight the input window and left click)
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    Thanks for replying MrNeeds
    Umm no i don't think it is the sound card because today i was changing the setting for the sound.... the setting under recording that it... and i found that when i disabled "digital in" my microphone started to pick up sound.
    I think, but im not sure that "digital in" is for USB headsets or microphones and the headset im using is analogue.

    Please correct me if im wrong

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    Thanks for replying MrNeeds
    Umm no i don't think it is the sound card because today i was changing the setting for the sound.... the setting under recording that it... and i found that when i disabled "digital in" my microphone started to pick up sound.
    I think, but im not sure that "digital in" is for USB headsets or microphones and the headset im using is analogue.

    Please correct me if im wrong


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    Re: Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset - Microphone Problem Reply to this Post Post R

    Quote Originally Posted by Prak06 View Post
    Thanks for replying MrNeeds
    Umm no i don't think it is the sound card because today i was changing the setting for the sound.... the setting under recording that it... and i found that when i disabled "digital in" my microphone started to pick up sound.
    I think, but im not sure that "digital in" is for USB headsets or microphones and the headset im using is analogue.

    Please correct me if im wrong

    your sound card is an x-fi so its similar to the digital input on my sound card, and disabling it has defaulted the device to analogue.

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    Sooo how do i get it back to the settings it should be?
    "stereo"
    If i am correct?

    Here's a screen shot of my sound card setting > under Mixer >
    - Does it need changing?
    - Is one of the setting wrong?

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    Re: Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset - Microphone Problem Reply to this Post Post R

    Quote Originally Posted by Prak06 View Post
    Sooo how do i get it back to the settings it should be?
    "stereo"
    If i am correct?

    Here's a screen shot of my sound card setting > under Mixer >
    - Does it need changing?
    - Is one of the setting wrong?
    Microphones are Mono so you cannot select stereo, the settings i see are fine, if your not having anymore problems then leave them as they are.
    If your worried about the digital device not working then all you have to do is enable it again, it should keep the analog device as default, if it does switch back, all you have to do is click this (see picture below) while making sure you highlight the microphone.
    digital audio refers to digital outputs and inputs built onto the card, "S/PDIF" connections. sony/philips digital interconnect format or sony/philips digital interface

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    Ok now i understand much clearer and have followed you instructions and my microphone is now working perfectly
    Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset - Microphone Problem Reply to this Post Post R

    Hello good good people!!!
    Yes I'm responding to a threat that's 2 years old! but I just bought the mic now, and I have the same problem! And you're the only one on internetforums that seemed to have fixed it.
    Where can you disable "digital in"? can't find it. I need need need this thing to work.
    Any help is appreciated. yes, desperate
    Xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funmachine View Post
    Hello good good people!!!
    Yes I'm responding to a threat that's 2 years old! but I just bought the mic now, and I have the same problem! And you're the only one on internetforums that seemed to have fixed it.
    Where can you disable "digital in"? can't find it. I need need need this thing to work.
    Any help is appreciated. yes, desperate
    Xx
    Hi funmachine, welcome, to get to that screen shown above, simply right click your sound icon in the notification area(bottom right of the screen) and choose recording devices, set as appropriate there :-)

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