1.    05 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 41
    Windows 10

    Can't activate microphone

    Bought a simple Audio-Technica mike. No buttons, no software, just a jack to plug in. I plugged it into the rear jack on my motherboard (the correct "pink" jack) and I can see it activate the "recording" tab in the sound window.
    I'm trying to communicate with Cortana, but she isn't reacting at all. How can I troubleshoot this situation? I don't see any activity on the vertical volume bar in the recording window. I guess one (noobish ) question is: How do I hear myself or cortana to check this out?
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  2.    06 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Try the recording audio troubleshooter at Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting\Hardware and Sound. You need to set the recording levels. If the recording meter still shows no activity then you may have a faulty microphone or PC hardware fault. It may also be worth reinstalling the sound utilities and drivers for your audio device.
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