Windows 10: Windows 10 Microphone not working

  1.    17 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Microphone not working


    Hello,

    I have a Centrios Desktop Microphone with a 6.4mm Jack. My Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E420 obviously doesn't have a 6.4 mm Audio Jack but it does have 1 Jack for both Audio and Microphones. I found an adapter from 6.4mm Female to 3.5mm Male. When i plug the Microphone into the adapter and the adapter into the Laptop it weirdly plays music out of the microphone and thinks it is a Speaker according to the control panel. I also have a splitter to make the 1 dual jack into two separate microphone and audio. I am not sure how to get the Desktop Microphone to work as a microphone.

    Please Help...

    FYI: The Microphone will work on any other computer with a single microphone jack.

    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 119
    Windows 7 (reverted back)
       17 Aug 2015 #2

    The correct setting depends on your Lenovo, but I think that you are mistaken by assuming that the mini jack (3.5) is for both speakers and microphone.
    Most laptops don't have a microphone jack and use only internal or a USB adapter with both a 3.5 jack for microphone and speakers

    Please refer to the user manual to check, but either the 3.5 jack connector is used for Speakers only, or there must be a setting to switch the usage from speaker to microphone.
    It would be very illogical to think it could do both simultaneously because the Jack connector only has 3 connection points, ground (the outer one) left speaker (the middle one) and right speaker, the one on the tip end.
    Your microphone is MONO and probably combines left and right to one and of course ground.

    My best guess... buy an USB audio adapter (costs less than 6 Dollar)

    Good luck
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    17 Aug 2015 #3

    Harpert said: View Post
    The correct setting depends on your Lenovo, but I think that you are mistaken by assuming that the mini jack (3.5) is for both speakers and microphone.
    Most laptops don't have a microphone jack and use only internal or a USB adapter with both a 3.5 jack for microphone and speakers

    Please refer to the user manual to check, but either the 3.5 jack connector is used for Speakers only, or there must be a setting to switch the usage from speaker to microphone.
    It would be very illogical to think it could do both simultaneously because the Jack connector only has 3 connection points, ground (the outer one) left speaker (the middle one) and right speaker, the one on the tip end.
    Your microphone is MONO and probably combines left and right to one and of course ground.

    My best guess... buy an USB audio adapter (costs less than 6 Dollar)

    Good luck
    If you check out the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E420's Specs Here then you will see that it is Combo audio/mic jack. I know it is very illogical for it to be like that however Lenovo does save very little money.
    I will probably have to buy a USB Sound Card or a USB Sound Adapter.
    Thanks For the Help though.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.   My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    17 Aug 2015 #5

    CountMike said: View Post
    I am using one of those and it does not recognize the microphone
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    17 Aug 2015 #6

    @CountMike
    CountMike said: View Post
    I am using one of those and it does not recognize the microphone
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Hello everyone I upgraded to windows 10 yesterday and now i don't have any sound left. My internal labtop speakers don't get recognized and so are my headphones. i have a microphone(blue yeti) wich chan be used as a output, and it is the only one...
I have a Lenovo Edge E440 laptop to which I have installed the latest Windows TP (10162). I have upgraded my audio drivers to the aforementioned CX20751, as Lenovo suggested this driver includes support for Windows 10. Upon installing this latest...
I have sennheiser mm30i earphones, and they have a built in microphone. Whenever I plug them in, everything is fine and the sound is good, but when I try to speak in games, Skype, etc, then the microphone isn't working. I have Realtek HD Audio...
When I plugged in my headphones in my laptop, having the newly installed Windows 10, a question came up to select what type of device is this. By mistake, instead to clicking headphones, I clicked headset. From that point the microphone of my...
Solved Using microphone in Windows 10 in General Support
Hello can anyone tell me how to give commands using a microphone in Windows 10? I know there's Cortana but I would like to ask google to search for an item. Thanks.
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:59.
Find Us