Dell :: M1530: Disabling Internal Microphone (WinXP)

Apr 14, 2009

I always use a headset when I need a mic, so I want to basically disable the internal mic but I can't figure it out.

I'm running WinXP with the sigmaTel drivers on my M1530

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I have an HP DV9930US, and the internal/built-in microphone (actually, I think there are suppose to be two, surrounding the webcam at the top of the display) is not working. When I try it, I get no input, e.g., with Sound Recorder, I just get "noise".

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I haven't had a need for using the mic, so I don't think that I had tried it when I originally got the laptop, so I don't know if it ever worked...

I've partially disassembled the laptop, and confirmed that the microphone connector that goes from the display to the small (~1" x 1") board is properly connected. I haven't opened up the display bezel to check what's going on there.

Also, if I plug an external microphone into the jack at the front of the laptop, that does work.

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