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  1. #1


    Wingdom Guest

    re-enable hardware

    I disabled my built in microphone in my notebook, because I couldn't find how
    to mute it. Now I need it, and cant figure out how to re-enable it. I also
    still haven't found out how to adjust the input volume of the mic.

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  2. #2


    Mike Hall - MS MVP Guest

    Re: re-enable hardware

    If you have no machine specific manual, you may want to ask the manufacturer
    how to re-enable the mic..

    When you have it back, the mic volume can be found in the Vista Sound
    panel..


    "Wingdom" <Wingdom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    newsAC14DCE-F46B-492D-9E9A-EC37D5CF1E49@microsoft.com...
    >I disabled my built in microphone in my notebook, because I couldn't find
    >how
    > to mute it. Now I need it, and cant figure out how to re-enable it. I also
    > still haven't found out how to adjust the input volume of the mic.


    --


    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/




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  3. #3


    Wingdom Guest

    Re: re-enable hardware

    Wouldn't re-enabling the hardware be the same for any piece of hardware in
    vista? In the device manager list, you can disable and enable hardware, but
    the mic. isn't showing up there. Theres gotta be somewhere in the OS that
    will let me do this

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  4. #4


    Michael Guest

    Re: re-enable hardware

    A microphone is not connected directly to the computer, it is connected to
    an audio card, that is the device that device manager can see. To controll
    the microphone you need to use the app that came with your audio card.

    There ought to be a speaker icon in lower right that will allow you to
    enable the microphone again. Exact miliage here depends on specific audio
    card.
    For me:
    right click on speaker
    select recording device

    should show inputs (line input, microphone(s) etc)
    you are on your own from there

    Michael

    "Wingdom" <Wingdom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:46AEFA76-18B1-4AF4-A900-403AFDAB2241@microsoft.com...
    > Wouldn't re-enabling the hardware be the same for any piece of hardware in
    > vista? In the device manager list, you can disable and enable hardware,
    > but
    > the mic. isn't showing up there. Theres gotta be somewhere in the OS that
    > will let me do this



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  5. #5


    Wingdom Guest

    Re: re-enable hardware

    Yes, that is exactly how i found it to disable it, but now its not in that
    list. I wonder if my audio card has any more advanced options. Its the
    Reaktek High Definition Audio card. Ill keep looking, but i get the feeling
    im still going to need some help.

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  6. #6


    dean-dean Guest

    Re: re-enable hardware

    Right-click the Sound icon in the notification area, and choose Recording
    Devices. On the Recording tab of Sound, right-click an empty spot of the
    window, and put a checkmark next to "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show
    Disconnected Devices".


    "Wingdom" <Wingdom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:46FC6309-83CC-4CD2-825C-D58DD1EADB42@microsoft.com...
    > Yes, that is exactly how i found it to disable it, but now its not in that
    > list. I wonder if my audio card has any more advanced options. Its the
    > Reaktek High Definition Audio card. Ill keep looking, but i get the
    > feeling
    > im still going to need some help.



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  7. #7


    Mike Hall - MS MVP Guest

    Re: re-enable hardware

    Control Panel - Sound - Recording (tab)..


    "Wingdom" <Wingdom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:46FC6309-83CC-4CD2-825C-D58DD1EADB42@microsoft.com...
    > Yes, that is exactly how i found it to disable it, but now its not in that
    > list. I wonder if my audio card has any more advanced options. Its the
    > Reaktek High Definition Audio card. Ill keep looking, but i get the
    > feeling
    > im still going to need some help.


    --


    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/




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  8. #8


    Wingdom Guest

    Re: re-enable hardware

    Thank you very much dean-dean, this is exactly what i needed to do. Thanks to
    everyone else for your help, too.


    "dean-dean" wrote:

    > Right-click the Sound icon in the notification area, and choose Recording
    > Devices. On the Recording tab of Sound, right-click an empty spot of the
    > window, and put a checkmark next to "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show
    > Disconnected Devices".



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  9. #9


    ninjaneer Guest

    Re: re-enable hardware

    you're the best dean-dean
    i had the same problem

    "dean-dean" wrote:

    > Right-click the Sound icon in the notification area, and choose Recording
    > Devices. On the Recording tab of Sound, right-click an empty spot of the
    > window, and put a checkmark next to "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show
    > Disconnected Devices".
    >
    >
    > "Wingdom" <Wingdom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:46FC6309-83CC-4CD2-825C-D58DD1EADB42@microsoft.com...
    > > Yes, that is exactly how i found it to disable it, but now its not in that
    > > list. I wonder if my audio card has any more advanced options. Its the
    > > Reaktek High Definition Audio card. Ill keep looking, but i get the
    > > feeling
    > > im still going to need some help.

    >
    >


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  10. #10


    centerlawn Guest

    Re: re-enable hardware


    I just had the same problem - and your advice solved it for me. Thanks.
    "dean-dean" wrote:

    > Right-click the Sound icon in the notification area, and choose Recording
    > Devices. On the Recording tab of Sound, right-click an empty spot of the
    > window, and put a checkmark next to "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show
    > Disconnected Devices".
    >
    >
    > "Wingdom" <Wingdom@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:46FC6309-83CC-4CD2-825C-D58DD1EADB42@xxxxxx

    > > Yes, that is exactly how i found it to disable it, but now its not in that
    > > list. I wonder if my audio card has any more advanced options. Its the
    > > Reaktek High Definition Audio card. Ill keep looking, but i get the
    > > feeling
    > > im still going to need some help.
    >
    >

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