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How do I activate the microphone on my Toshiba Satellite Pro

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How do I activate the microphone on my Toshiba Satellite Pro P300 laptop?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Frederick S. replied 5 years ago.
Hi! My name is XXXXX XXXXX I look forward to assisting you with this and providing you with the information you need.

The mic should automatically enable once youre using a program that wants a mic. What program are you using?

FS
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Frederick,

Thats my understanding. What do you mean by program? I would like to be able to use the built in microphone for Skype.

Ken

Expert:  Frederick S. replied 5 years ago.
And what happens when you try to use Skype with the built in mic. Do you get an error?

FS
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

There is no response. The external mic works just fine.

K

Expert:  Frederick S. replied 5 years ago.
What is the full model number of your laptop please?

FS
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Toshiba Satellite Pro P300. ACPI x 86 based PC.
Expert:  Frederick S. replied 5 years ago.
That's not the full model number. Please look underneath the PC for the full model number; thank you.

FS
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Sorry. Model number is XXXXX 02500C
Expert:  Frederick S. replied 5 years ago.
It should still start with S300...

Then will have either nothing, an L, or an M before the dash, and then -EZxxxx, -Sxxxx, -SPxxxx after it.

FS
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
It is what I sent you. The computer is 2- 3 years old and was purchased in Canada.
Expert:  Frederick S. replied 5 years ago.
Please try this with your built-in mic

Go to start menu

Type sound recorder

Select Sound Recorder

Hit record and say a few words, then hit Play.

Do you hear what you just said or no?

FS
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
That does not appear to work
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Does this model come with a built in mic?
Expert:  Bernie replied 5 years ago.
Yes, it should -

Click the Windows Start button > In the box type troubleshooting and press enter > Click the view all link on the left task pane > Select recording audio and follow the prompts

If that doesn't work - Click the Windows Start button > In the box, type sound > Press enter > Click the recording tab > Select microphone from the list and click the properties button >

Make sure the drop box at the bottom says Use this device (enable) > Click the levels tab and make sure the mic is not muted and turned up all the way > Click the listen tab and select Continue running when on battery power > Press ok
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Experience: 6+ years experience, Microsoft MCDST/CompTia A+ Certified
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
not at this time thanks
Expert:  Bernie replied 5 years ago.
You're welcome, have a nice day.

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