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dragonsaver

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Skype microphone
« on: October 28, 2008, 08:37:56 AM »
HELP HELP

I am teaching online again tonight and I have NO sound.

I go to test and when I click on the green phone, in my volume control the computer changes it to mute.  I click off mute and it is still unable to hear any sound when I talk.


Our tech guy hasn't a clue how to help me.  He is busy but said he would come over around 5:30 but other than checking volume control he doesn't know what to do.

Update

Had tech guy back, finally he said I needed a new sound card in my computer.  IF I HAD KEPT HIM HERE at 2PM, maybe he could have bought one.  NOW I have to wait until tomorrow.  CAN'T teach tonight.  I will not tell the school, I will just chat - type, with my students.  Danged if I will give up the money.



« Last Edit: October 28, 2008, 10:42:05 AM by dragonsaver »
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Re: Skype microphone
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008, 12:37:04 PM »
Hmmm, I had a similar problem.

But, I had a sound card and a sound chip on-board. If you have the same, you should check the options and ensure that skype is using the correct sound card.
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Re: Skype microphone
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008, 12:46:09 PM »

It has been working fine for the last 3 weeks.

It worked for first student last night then I could hear student but he couldn't hear me.  I  originally thoughtit was a Skype problem. but then I tried to to the Skype test call and it wouldn't work. 

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Re: Skype microphone
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008, 12:50:35 PM »
Maybe it's the Skype blocking problem. Try downloading Hotspot from Anchorfree.com. See if that works.
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Re: Skype microphone
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2008, 02:05:58 PM »
I did a trouble shoot as well.  Going into windows there is a sound test.  That also failed.  I could listen to my students, I just couldn't talk to them. 

Tonight, I did a chat session with the students.  It was fun as I could correct their grammar mistakes and sentence structure mistakes and also poor word choice.  When talking, I know what they are saying so I sometimes miss these mistakes.
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Re: Skype microphone
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2008, 02:29:03 PM »

could it be a microphone problem?

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Re: Skype microphone
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2008, 07:19:12 AM »
I also have a webcam.  The webcam has a built in microphone.  It didn't work either.  That is why I assumed it was the computer.
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Re: Skype microphone
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2008, 12:52:28 PM »
Well, I hope you get a solution here. I'm getting the same thing. Sound card OUTPUT is glorious; NADA from mikes. I had to go to tremendous lengths to get 2 5-second sound clips made... llllllllll
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Re: Skype microphone
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2008, 01:52:36 PM »
He bought the wrong part and so maybe tomorrow it will work  llllllllll llllllllll llllllllll
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Re: Skype microphone
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2008, 06:15:37 AM »
The webcam has a built in microphone.  It didn't work either. 

But you have "to tell" your computer, which microphone to use.
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Re: Skype microphone
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2008, 08:19:25 AM »
We did tell the computer.

He installed a new chip.  It burned and he took it out and said "BBQ".  llllllllll He is loaning me a laptop until we can fix the problem.  Man I hope he can fix it.  I told him as a last resort to buy me a new computer.
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Re: Skype microphone
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2008, 08:23:35 AM »
.... I told him as a last resort to buy me a new computer.


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