I have an HP Pavillion DV 2500 with Conexant smart audio, running Home Premium 32bit.
Recently, the built-in microphone has stopped working and I am unable to make calls with Skype or to use the Sound recorder, all I hear when I playback is very strong background noise. I tried with headphones with the same result.
I tried all the solutions proposed by Skype, test call, mic check etc but ..no luck!
I went to Control Panel and Sounds, the microphone is shown as "working" and the driver is correctly installed and updated. I played around with the levels but it doesn't seem to change a thing.....I don't know what to do anymore! Can anyone help??