Disabling built-in microphone?

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  1. hgjcvblk

    hgjcvblk Notebook Geek

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    I have a T61p and have recently started to use headphones very frequently. I noticed that the built-in mic seems to pick up everything from typing to mouse clicks. Is there any way to disable the built-in mic? I plan on using an external one for the few times I do use mics.

    I've tried turning down the microphone recording volume in the sound properties with no success. I am currently on WinXP Pro if that helps. Thanks!
     
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    you should be able to go to sounds/audio devices in control panel, then go to audio and change the default sound recording device to the thing that isnt the one on the computer there should be settings for it
     
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    The only option available under recording devices is the SoundMax HD audio with or without my external mic plugged in. I can't change it to anything else. Any other ideas?
     
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    stewie What the deuce?

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    Have you tried checking the "Mute" box for microphone in Volume Control?
     
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    The mute box is checked under "Microphone" in volume settings, and still no results. I'm starting to think that there's no way to disable the built-in mic. Here's what I tried so far...

    1) Muted the mic on volume settings (playback window)
    2) Turned down the mic all the way on the recording window of volume settings
    3) Tried switching to another recording device under sound properties, but no other device is available even if I have my external mic plugged in

    Any other ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
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    There's a built-in mic on the T61p? I didn't know that. I don't think mine works if there is one...
     
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    Tim Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yep the microphone is right below the "Fn" key.
    Tim
     
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    open up the case and cut the wire from it :)
     
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    ducktape it :)
     
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    control panel->sound max->microphone->properties->advanced

    should be somewhere in there

    or double click the sound icon on the lower right hand corner, options->properties->hit "recording" button -> select the device(s) below-> hit ok->mute/turn down the volume for whatever recording device is bothering you
     

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