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Reason my dictate has quit working. The icon coe on a blinks

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for some reason my dictate has quit working. The mike icon coe on a blinks but nothing happens when I speak -- that is nothing on Pages or other programs.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Johnny Mack replied 11 months ago.

Hello there! Sounds like the mic is not being detected please follow the steps below to reset the sound system that should bring mic back.

1. Shut down the computer.
2. Plug in the MagSafe power adapter to a power source, connecting it to the Mac if its not already connected.
3. On the keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.
4. Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.
5. Press the power button to turn on the computer.
6. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys before the gray screen appears.
7. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts 3 times ( you will hear the chime 3 times).
8. Release the keys.

Expert:  Johnny Mack replied 11 months ago.

Hello again. I am posting back because i have not heard from you hopefully this a good thing as your problem is possibly fixed. Please either post back if your still having problems or just rate this reply