Built-in microphone in Sony Vaio laptop, How to make it work?!

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  1. sishab

    sishab Newbie

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    Hello all,
    I have recently bought a Sony VAIO VGN-FE670G. It has a built-in Microphone. I havent been able to make the mic work. I am not sure if my microphone is damaged or is there any trick about this microphone that I am not aware of?! Please help. Thanks, Sishab:confused:
     
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    sishab Newbie

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    You want to read this if you own (or planning to own) a Sony product. ;)

    I called Sony's support today to see how can I make this built-in microphone work. I was put on hold for 20 minutes for a Sony Vaio Specialist. I told him that my built-in microphone doesnt work. Guess what was his answer. :rolleyes: There is no such thing as built-in microphone:eek:

    I said I am sure there is a built-in microphone, he said: No, you are mistaken, there is a microphone jack! but no such thing as a built-in microphone.

    I had to get him to look at the manual to believe me. Look at this manual page 12, it has been explicitly indicated that there is a built-in microphone and on the Figure it has been pointed out where it is. (the manual is attached)

    Anyway, long store short... He couldnt help me at all.:(
     

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    EnergyzeX Notebook Geek

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    That sucks. Hopefully one of these guys in the forum can help you out.
     
  4. Unpluggednonthefly

    Unpluggednonthefly Notebook Consultant

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    Sony service and customer relations suck, always have.

    Most people here buy their VAIO notebooks [for the notebooks themselves] in spite of the fact that they are "backed" by lousy Sony service...
     
  5. outie

    outie Notebook Consultant

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    Go to Control Panel -> Sound and Audio Devices Properties -> Audio tab.

    Under Sound recording is the appropriate device selected?

    Now go back to Volume tab, click Advanced, you will be at the volume control program. Click Options, select Recording, click OK. Is the Mic Volume muted or selected correctly?
     
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    sishab Newbie

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    Hi Outie,
    I have done all you said. No results:( Any other suggestions?
    Thank you,
    Sishab
     
  7. thekm

    thekm Notebook Guru

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    tried reinstalling the audio driver?
     
  8. nixon

    nixon Notebook Evangelist

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    Try giving this number a call. It's supposed to be tier two support - 888.476.6938 and they've been helpful with any questions I've ever had.
     
  9. Vaio

    Vaio Notebook Geek

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    There is in fact a FE built in microphone....
    it should work automatically...if u didnt mess up ur computer

    mine works fine....try some messenger program like skype to test..
     
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