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Dell's Sorry History of MicrophoneSoundcard Issue Update 1208


On Sun, 20 Nov 2005 23:39:30 -0500, "Guess Who"

If you can't figure out why the mic volume is low and continue on talking with Dell about motherboard replacement, I suggest that you do not know what you are doing in this case. Very basic tools like a multimeter would go a long way towards troubleshooting this.

If they are exactly the same card, AND you did not reinstall or change any driver settings, AND WIndows did not re-PNP the card, but just continued running as if the card had not changed, AND you made no changes, just started recording, (and I haven't left out some other detail- so far I have only spend a few minutes on it, the system is not here) it is an audio card malfunction. If any of the above was not true, there are still those issues to examine. This is a clear-cut process of elimination.

Where all three cards exactly alike, visually? Same PCB, etc?

Dell's Sorry History of MicrophoneSoundcard Issue Update 1210
Notan Bet your mommy loves you very special way. Do you think you can untangle from her for a second and help out this poster? 8-28-05) There is no sound picked up from...
Dell's Sorry History of MicrophoneSoundcard Issue Update 1211
kony What a troll !!! kony can't get mic to work on Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Dell tech support called tonight to see if my system now worked after...

IF all of what you wrote is true, and you haven't left out any relevant details, there is only one possible resolution, a different sound card. WHY are you off on a tangent discussing a motherboard replacement when all you need is a sound card? No wonder you don't have working sound, you need to clearly state the resolution to the problem and if the tech can't see the logic you request transfer to a supervisor.

Do you not know anyone on earth that has a PC so you can check this sound card? There is not going to be a situation where the card completely works except for mic input on one motherboard, yet the same card's mic magically starts working on another motherboard. Either the specific card is bad, or it isn't. Either way, if all you need is mic input, put down $9 on a sound card and be done with it already.

Dell's Sorry History of MicrophoneSoundcard Issue Update 1209
kony can't get mic to work on Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Dell tech support called tonight to see if my system now worked after 3 replacement sound cards and...


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